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RAF B-type flying helmet


Code: H16224

By Frank Bryan Ltd.  Stores reference 22c/65.  Size 2 (67/8 - 7).  The overall appearance is very good to excellent with lovely supple undamaged leather.  Fitted with handstitched zipped earpieces, the right one being very good, the left with damage and a couple of splits.  This sort of damage suggests that the helmet has been used with receivers but no cushions.  Both earpiece zips are very good, each retaining original leather puller tabs.  Both rear straps and chinstrap are excellent, the latter complete with metal tip piece.  The chinstrap Bennett buckle is excellent, the rear buckle has some surface abrasion but remains very good.  Lovely clean undamaged chamois lining (one of the chamois 'donuts' is rather squashed).  There is a heavily padded crown in this helmet.  Complete with linen manufacturer's 1941 dated label at the inner crown and indistinct owner's marks and A.I.D. stamp at the back of the helmet.  Sold unwired.  Wiring, receivers, microphones and jackplugs can be supplied at extra cost if required.   Stock code H16224.