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WW2 C1943 British RAF 1st Pattern Type E Airtex Lightweight Coastal Command / Tropical / Desert Unwired Air Crew Flying Helmet With Very Early ‘Bennett’ Buckles. Sn 12823 - 12823
These 1st type flying helmets were introduced in 1943. Their RAF Stores code was 22C/744-747 (see page 18 of the book ‘Luftwaffe vs RAF’ by Prodger). Made of lightweight beige coloured airtex material the helmets were used by RAF Desert/ Tropical and coastal command air crews. This example is clean and has the correct very early ‘Bennett’ buckles. . The rubber ear cups for comms are marked ‘10A/2266, All material is undamaged with just the service wear to be expected and all leather straps are present. There are no visible manufacturer, WD or date marks. The helmet is approx. UK size 6 ½. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12823
£295.00

WW2 Royal Air Force Type 'C' Leather Flying Helmet Size 7 Re Wired For Use In A Vulcan Bomber in the 60's. Sn 12824 - 12824
An Air Ministry WW2 'C' Type leather flying helmet which has been re wired for use in a Vulcan bomber. This Air Ministry issue type 'C' helmet was used in fighter aircraft and the pilot then converted to Vulcan bombers where the official issue was a Gentrex type helmet which was found to be too restrictive in the confines of the Vulcan cockpit and so this Type 'C' helmet was officially re wired to allow it's use in the Vulcan bomber. The helmet leather is very supple and is in excellent condition. It is sized inside on the left at "7". On the outside on the left it is ink stamped with the War Department 'Broad Arrow' and "22C 10684". (see the insert photograph). All straps and buckles are present and in good matching order. The ear phone cups are in good condition and have labels on the outside with "A M 10A/13466" on. The elasticated chin strap retains it's elasticity. The interior of the helmet shows light use. The wire going into the helmet has an over sleeve with "Cord Assembly" and "5995-99-112-7125" in white lettering. It has a rubberised plug which fits into a rubberised socket which has pink sleeves with "R40 6M4R15277A/1 Mod459 JA60 R49" in black lettering on. In all a very nice condition complete helmet, becoming harder to find especially in this condition. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12824
£245.00

Royal Air Force 'C' Type Leather Flying Helmet Size 7 - 7 1/4" & A Pair Of Flying Goggles. Sn 123755 - 12375
An Air Ministry 'C' type leather flying helmet and a pair of leather Flying Goggles. The helmet leather is in a very supple condition and is in excellent condition. It is sized inside on the left at "7-7 1/4". All straps and buckles are present and in good matching order. The ear phone cups are in good condition and wired up to an original period Bakelite plug. The interior of the helmet shows light use. In all a very nice condition complete helmet, becoming harder to find especially in this condition. The leather Flying Goggles are in very good condition, the right hand lenses has a small crack in it. The elasticated head band has lost some of its elasticity. The buckles and adjusters are all present. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12375
£445.00

WW2 Battle Of Britain Royal Air Force 'B' Type Leather Flying Helmet By Frank Bryan Dated 1938, Size 6 1/2" - 6 3/4" & A Pair Of MK VIII Flying Goggles. Sn 12374 - 12374
A superb WW2 Battle Of Britain era, un - touched condition Air Ministry 'B' type flying helmet, complete with large style maker label and a pair of leather MK VIII Flying Goggles. The helmet leather is in a very supple condition, showing very light honest service use only, and now appearing dark tan / brown in colour. It is sized inside on a label to 6 1/2" - 6 3/4". All straps and buckles are present and in good matching order. The ear cup zips are in good working order. The interior of helmet shows light use, wear and sweat staining. It has a silk maker label present giving details "Size 16 1/2 to 6 3/4 AM Made By Frank Bryan Limited London & Worcester 1938". Above this it is ink stamped "ALD 5 B1" inside a black rectangle. In all a stunning helmet, becoming harder to find especially in this condition. The archetypal WW2 RAF flying helmet, much used during the ’Battle of Britain’. The leather MK VIII Flying Goggles are in excellent condition, the lenses are in very good undamaged condition. The leather nose cover is stamped with MK VII 220/930 1 4260" and a white stamp "B L B H 1" inside a circle. The elasticated head band has lost some of its elasticity. The buckles and adjusters are all present. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12374
£745.00

British R.A.F. Flying Helmet 'Bonedome' MK. 3A Complete with Visor, Headset, Mic and Issue Storage/Carry Box. Sn 11601 - 11601
A British R.A.F. Jet Pilots Flying Helmet known as a 'Bonedome'. The Mk. 3A flying helmets were Royal Air Force issue from the early 1970`s and superseded the G-Type/Mk.1A combination and Mk.2 and 2A flying helmets. They were used by all front line pilots flying rotary & fixed wing aircraft, this included subsonic & supersonic aircraft, everything from early Hunters to Lightning's. The Mk.3A was fitted with a boom mike for helicopter and light aircraft applications and Mk.3B had Oxygen-Mask hooks for use with the P/Q-Type oxygen-mask, both have the same internal specifications as the Mk.3C flying helmet. The Mk.3A/B helmet has a single visor which locks in various positions on the centre rail, these visors were issued in various tints from clear to dark tinted and were eventually superseded by the twin visor Mk.3C helmet. This flying helmet is complete with an anti-glare visor, cloth cover, headsets, microphone boom and the original issue hard storage/carry case. The case is in excellent condition and has a label on the front "Helmet MK 2A Size Medium Stores Reference 22c/1253129" On the top it has a further label with "12196". It has a plastic carry handle on the front. The lid is secured with two suitcase type locks. Inside the box it is foam lined, shaped to take the helmet and it has two elasticated straps that secure the helmet in the box. Inside the lid it has a glasses size wallet and clear plastic name pocket. The shaped foam pieces also carry the stores number and the War Department 'Broad Arrow'. The box is in excellent condition. The helmet is in very good condition, some of the foam lining inside has degraded slightly with wear. It is complete with headsets and a Microphone boom. It has a nylon webbing suspension system fitted inside to give a comfortable fit. An anti-glare visor is fitted, comprising a centre rail attachment and mechanism and a tinted acrylic anti-glare screen which is in perfect unmarked condition. It comes with an elasticated cloth cover. The rail is stamped "Anti Glare anti Blast MK 2 Medium". It has the white paint finish with reflective "Solas-A" cross on the top. It is in good condition. The leather edge roll is good and the lining is very clean. The visor track mechanism is in working order. This price includes UK delivery. Sn 11601
£895.00

Original WW2 1945 dated U.S.A.F Type A-4 Fighter Pilots' Parachute. AE 557. - AE 557 / 6291 - AE 557
This is an original WW2 1945 U.S.A.F Type a-4 Fighter pilots' 'Grip' type Parachute pack. The pack measues 23x 8 x 6 inches This type of parachute was carried onto aircraft by Fighter Pilots. The Pack is without parachute but nicely padded out for display. The pack has no damage at all and all stitching is intact. The pack is complete with webbing 'grips', metal fittings, steel wire cord and elasticated cord supports. The pack is nicely labelled ' Type A-4 Parachute, Government Serial number A.A.FM Mfg 186811 Contract number W33-038-AC-3610, Dwg No. 4439221 and with the manufacturer's name, Reliance Manufacturing Co. The pack is also ink stamped 43J26406-1 (24 FT.Diam) with date Mar 24 1945. The front of the pack has a distinctive bright yellow original label with ink stamped number - 319. Price includes UK delivery. AE 557.
£345.00

A Collection Of Three WW1 Aviation Books. BO 1041 - BO 1041
This is a collection of three WW1 aviation books, one signed by the author. The first book is 'Marine Aircraft Of The 1914-1918 War' Published by Harleyford Publications. It is profusely illustrated and has many 'pull out, scale drawings. It is complete with a dust wrapper. The second is 'Royal Naval Air Service 1912-1918' by Brad King. This is signed by the author. It was published in 1997. This is fully illustrated in colour and in black and white. It is complete with a dust wrapper. The last one is 'The RFC/RNAS Handbook 1914-18, written by Peter G. Cooksley and published in 2000 by Sutton Publishing. This again is fully illustrated with black and white plates. It is complete with the original dust wrapper. The price includes Uk delivery. BO 1041
£135.00

Aluminium British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) Avro York Transport Model Aircraft Advertising Desk Ornament On Half Globe Base With Swivel Mount. AE 566 - AE 566
British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) was the British state-owned airline created in 1940 by the merger of Imperial Airways and British Airways Ltd and continued operating overseas services throughout World War II. After the passing of the Civil Aviation Act of 1946, European and South American services passed to two further state-owned airlines, British European Airways (BEA) and British South American Airways (BSAA). BOAC absorbed BSAA in 1949, but BEA went on to operate the UK's domestic and European routes for the next quarter century. A 1971 Act of Parliament merged BOAC and BEA with effect from 31 March 1974, forming today's British Airways. The Avro York was a British transport aircraft, derived from the Second World War Lancaster Bomber and used in both military and civil roles. This is an excellent Aluminium British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) Avro York Transport Model Aircraft Advertising Desk Ornament On Half Globe Base With Swivel Mount. The large desk ornament is 9 1/2" in height. The aircraft has a wingspan of 15 1/4" and it's 4 propellers rotate. The aircraft is mounted to the half globe base by a rod with ball end which allows the aircraft to be tilted and rotated for display. The globe base has cast segmented & geographic markings and is fitted with a colourful segment marked 'FLY BOAC' featuring an aircraft in flight. The ornament's base has a black felt covering. The ornament dismantles for storage. Price includes UK delivery. AE 566
£375.00

Limited Edition, 180/500 Signed Print 'Typhoon Fury' by Robert Bailey. SN 10416:6 - 10416:6
A limited edition, 180/500 signed print 'Typhoon Fury' by Robert Bailey. The print depicts 'Belgium, September 1944. Typhoon pilot F/Lt. Harry Hardy, DFC CD of 440 Squadron, R.C.A.F. overflies German heavy armour positions'. This is a very graphic print which is signed by F/Lt. Harry Hardy on the bottom centre left. The print is also signed by six others. The reverse of the print has an information sheet with details of six of the Principal Pilots including F/Lt. Harry Hardy D.F.C. C.D. The print is professionally framed behind glass and the frame is in excellent condition. On the reverse it has a hanging wire and loops making it ready for hanging on the wall. The frame measures 37" X 30 1/2". The price for this print does not include delivery, it is delivery by arrangement and is not suitable for overseas delivery.
£195.00

A Limited Edition 42/100 Signed Print 'Wakeup Call' by Robert Bailey. SN 10416:4 - 10416:4
A limited edition 42/100 signed print 'Wakeup Call' by Robert Bailey. The print depicts a scene 'January 1st 1945, fuel bowsers explode amongst parked Typhoons as Staffelkapitan Siegfried Mueller and his wingman Feldwebel Oscar Boesch of IV/JG-3 lead a surprise strafing attack on Eindhoven aerodrome, Holland. This was part of the mission called 'Operation Bodenplatte'. The print is a great snap shot the mission. The print is signed on the bottom right by Feldwebel Oscar Boesch. On the reverse is a printed information sheet giving details of the pilots involved in the mission and who have signed the print. The print only has two signatures visible but the others may be hidden below the card insert. It also has a signed authenticity label on the reverse. The print has been professionally framed and has a hanging wire with loops on the reverse making it ready for hanging. The frame measures 36" x 25 1/2" and is in very good condition. The price for this print does not include delivery, it is delivery by arrangement and is not suitable for overseas delivery.
£195.00
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