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WW2 British RAF Air Ministry Marked MK IVB ‘22C/167’ Fighter Pilot’s Flying Goggles With Hinged Sun Visor. Sn 15339:17 - 15339:17
The final derivative of the MK IV series of RAF goggles were more robust than their predecessors. The goggles were also made with riveted guide plates for installation on the type B flying helmet. The MK IVB was manufactured by several optical companies and issued in greater numbers than earlier variants ( see page 32 of Luftwaffe vs RAF by Prodger). This is an original example of the MK IVB British RAF flying Goggles in excellent condition. The goggles are clean & undamaged with all of the correct MK IVB features including hinged sun visor elasticated loops and strap with buckle. The leather strap is impressed with Air Ministry ‘A Crown M’ mark and correct stores codes ‘22C/167’ and model designation (illustrated in image 2). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:17
£575.00

Early WW2 Era Air Ministry Contract British RAF Irvin Pilot’s & Air Crew Sheepskin Lined Leather Flying Jacket With ‘AM’ & ‘DOT Made In England’ Marked Zip Pullers. Sn 15339:16 - 15339:16
This is a very good WW2 British RAF Flying Jacket. The Dark brown leather jacket has the correct panels, neck and waist straps with buckles (part of the waist strap absent) and plush fleece lining. The leather is supple and clean with just a few small areas of service wear to be expected. It’s body and cuff zips function as they should and are marked by the manufacturer ‘DOT Made In England’. One zip pull is ‘AM’ (Air Ministry) marked. The lining has a worn but clean original label with ‘Size 3’, ‘AM Crown’ detail together with faint ink stamped Air Ministry contract / stores codes (the label is illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:16
£475.00

WW2 1942 Dated British RAF Irvin Air Ministry Contract Sheepskin Fleece Lined Leather Flying Over Trousers With Zippers Marked ‘AM Lightning’ & Correct Webbing Braces. Sn 15339:15 - 15339:15
In the late 1930s Irvin Airshute were making Irvin sheepskin trousers, the perfect complement to the the Irvin Sheepskin Flying Jacket. During WW2 the British Air Ministry secured contracts for other manufacturer’s to make Irvin flying gear. These are an original pair of WW2 dated AM contract Irvin fleece lined leather flying over trousers. All leather and stitching are clean and intact with correct zips and webbing braces. The legs have 2 thigh pockets with flap tops and press stud fasteners and 2 press stud fastening, open top fleece lined pockets at the hip. The legs have the correct full length zips with leather pull tabs. The metal zip pulls are ‘AM Crown’ and manufacturer marked ‘Lightning’. The inside waist has a nice clean original AM Crown marked label with size 4 detail and stores number ‘4314/C.37.B’ together with 1942 date (illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:15
£375.00

WW2 Era Air Ministry Contract British RAF Irvin Pilot’s & Air Crew Sheepskin Lined Leather Flying Jacket ‘WD’ & ‘Lightning’ Marked Zip Puller. Sn 15339:14 - 15339:14
This is a very good WW2 era British RAF Flying Jacket. The dark brown leather jacket has the correct panels, neck and waist straps with buckles and plush fleece lining. The leather is supple and clean with areas of service wear to be expected and a small contemporary stitched repair to the left of the zipper at the chest (as viewed from the front). It’s body zips functions as it should and its zip pull is marked with WD broad arrow and by the manufacturer ‘Lightning’. The cuffs have zips (one without puller). The lining has a worn but clean original label with ‘Size 4, AM Crown’ detail together with Air Ministry contract / stores code ‘22c/320’ (the label is illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:14
£375.00

WW2 Era British RAF Irvin Air Ministry Contract Sheepskin Fleece Lined Leather Flying Over Trousers With Zippers Marked ‘AM Lightning’ & Correct Webbing Braces. Sn 15339:13 - 15339:13
In the late 1930s Irvin Airshute were making Irvin sheepskin trousers, the perfect complement to the the Irvin Sheepskin Flying Jacket. During WW2 the British Air Ministry secured contracts for other manufacturer’s to make Irvin flying gear. These are an original pair of WW2 era AM contract Irvin fleece lined leather flying over trousers. All leather and stitching are clean and intact with correct zips and webbing braces. The legs have 2 thigh fleece lined pockets with flap tops and press stud fasteners and the hips 2 press stud fastening, open top fleece lined pockets. The legs have the correct full length zips with leather pull tabs. The metal zip pulls are ‘AM Crown’ and manufacturer marked ‘Lightning’. The inside waist has a nice clean original AM Crown marked label with size 2 detail and number ‘539778’ most likely an AM contract number (illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:13
£325.00

BATTLE OF BRITAIN ERA Early WW2 1940 Air Ministry Contract British RAF Irvin Pilot’s & Air Crew Sheepskin Lined Leather Flying Jacket By Links With ‘AM’ & ‘DOT Made In England’ Marked Zip Pullers. Sn 15339:12 - 15339:12
This is an excellent early WW2 British RAF Flying Jacket. The Dark brown leather jacket has the correct panels, neck and waist straps (buckle of waist strap absent), and plush fleece lining. The leather is supple and clean with just a few small areas of service wear to be expected. It’s body and cuff zips function as they should and are marked ‘AM’ (Air Ministry) and by the manufacturer ‘DOT Made In England’. The lining has an excellent clean original label with ‘Size 4, AM Crown’ and size detail together with Air Ministry contract code ‘H 174370/40/C.I.D’ (This contact was awarded to Links in 1940. The label is illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:12
£675.00

WW2 1944 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Fighter Pilot's A-11 Leather Flying Helmet With Western Electric Wired Communications, Ear Phones & Jack. Sn 15339:11 - 15339:11
An original WW2 American pilot's leather flying helmet (see page 4 of the book Flying Headgear Of The World 1934-45 by Weld)). The helmet is made of thick dark brown leather Chamois leather lining. It has the correct leather chin strap with buckle and oxygen mask hook & press studs. The Western Electric wired ear pieces are covered by hard rubber. The right side of the helmet has the gold printed Army Air Force insignia. The inside of the helmet has clean and undamaged and has a clean United States Air Force property label with A-11 model designation, ‘44’ (1944) order number code and other number codes together with size 'Medium'. There is also an ink stamped ‘Army Air Force’ ink printed mark (all illustrated). The ear phones are marked by the maker Western Electric and with stores /parts codes (illustrated). The jack is numbered ‘PL-345’. All material and leather of the helmet are clean and intact. The display head illustrated in the images is not included. The price for this WW2 Fighter Pilot's set includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:11
£325.00

WW2 British RAF MK VIII Fighter Pilot’s Flying Goggles With MK VII Leather Strap. Sn 15339:10 - 15339:10
Considered the ultimate RAF flying goggles of WW2 and in fact the last used by the RAF before switching to fibreglass helmets with wrap around visors the MK VIII was introduced in 1943, they had split angled lenses in streamlined grey painted frames hinged in the centre and backed with thickly padded leather cushions. MKVIII goggles were issued with an elasticated headband strap. Our example of the MK VIII goggles is fitted with MK VII leather strap with buckle ( see page 34 of Luftwaffe vs RAF by Prodger). These goggles are in excellent condition. The goggles are clean & undamaged. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks on the goggles or strap. The display head illustrated in the images is not included. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:10
£225.00

WW2 Nazi German 'LKpN-101 / LKpS-101’ Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot's Tropical Netzkopfhaube Mesh Flying Helmet System, Wired For Comms With Ear Phones, Throat Mic & Jack. Sn 15339:7 - 15339:7
An original WW2 type LKpN101 Luftwaffe pilot's leather helmet wired for comms. These helmets were one of the most popular Luftwaffe helmets of the war, having a mesh crown, sheepskin lined ear pieces and no chinstrap they were very comfortable to wear (see page 26 of Luftwaffe Vs RAF by Prodger). This original LKpN-101tropical flying helmet is wired for communication. The mesh of the helmet has areas of service wear / damage but does not detract from the piece. It has the correct oxygen mask lugs & correct mesh crown, leather trim, ear pads with ear phones and clean label with clear detail. Interestingly the label has the designation ‘LKpS-101’ however that model of helmet was constructed of cloth not mesh, it is most likely that this helmet was designated incorrectly during WW2 production at the factory (illustrated in image 2). The helmet is wired with bakelite throat mic and bakelite jack marked with model designation and Nazi manufacturer codes (illustrated in image 2). The display head illustrated in the images is not included. The Price for this WW2 Fighter Pilot's set includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:7
£490.00

WW2 1945 Nazi German 'LKpW-101’ Leather Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot's Fleece Lined Flying Helmet By Siemens, Wired For Communication With Ear Phones, Throat Mic & Jack. Sn 15339:6 - 15339:6
An original WW2 era LKpW-101 Luftwaffe pilot's leather flying helmet, these helmets were fitted with a newly developed Siemens communications system and improved insulation for better sound transmission (see pages 75 & 235 of the book Vintage Flying Helmets by Prodger). The helmet is made of thick dark brown leather lined with fleece. Goggle straps and chinstraps are correctly made of leather as are the throat mic neck straps. The leather covers hard rubber ear pieces and feature a ridge for goggle retention. The helmet has the correct hooks for face mask. The inside of the helmet has clean and undamaged Sieman’s manufacturer’s label with model designation, 12th August 1945 date and size '56' (illustrated). This helmet is wired for communication with ear phones, bakelite throat mics and bakelite jack all marked with manufacturer codes (illustrated). All material and leather of the helmet is clean and intact. The display head illustrated in the images is not included. The price for this WW2 Fighter Pilot's set includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:6
£575.00
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