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USAAF B-6 flying helmet


Code: H25026

Size unknown - probably small to medium.  1/4" shearling leather with a seal brown chromed leather outer shell.  It is fitted with hook attachments for the A-9 oxygen mask, later examples also had press studs for use with the A-10R or A-10A oxygen masks.  The leather is in reasonably good overall condition.  It remains quite supple and clean but does have a small puncture to the left side that has been patched inside and out  - see photographs.  Note that the extended forehead 'peak' has been replaced, hence the brighter shearling.  The lining is generally good but the replaced shearling covering a small split is brighter.  The chinstrap is quite worn and the shearling chin pad has been replaced. Good buckle and tightening cords.  Label absent.   The B-6 was officially replaced by the AN-H-16 in 1943.  Not without some problems but a good display piece.  Stock code H25026.