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WW2 Era British 2nd Pattern Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Fighter Pilot’s Type C Leather Flying Helmet With Gosport Tubes WD Wired For Communication, Contemporary Ink Pilots Names ‘Martins’ & ‘Cove’ & WW2 RAF MK VIII Goggles . Sn 15703:14 - 15703:14
An original WW2 era 2nd Pattern Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm pilot's Type C leather flying helmet. These helmets were introduced in 1941 (see page 53 & 215 of the book Vintage Flying Helmets by Prodger). The helmet is made of the correct brown leather with correct chamois leather lining and padded leather ear roundels. It has the correct webbing chin strap, press stud fasteners, hook and straps. It also has the correct leather ear cups with brass zips which contain their original Gosport communication tubes with removable caps, original foam and grease paper padding and earphones. The helmet is wired for communication with WD / stores code marked ear phones and with Bakelite jack. The helmet is clean and undamaged with just light service wear. The lining has a contemporary hand written ink names ‘Martins’ & ‘Cove’ no doubt the names RAF Pilots issued with this helmet (illustrated). The helmet is a small head size approx. UK size 6 and has no visible WD model, maker or date markings. The helmet comes with an original pair of WW2 RAF MK VIII Goggles with which the helmet was found. 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. MK VIII goggles were issued with an elasticated headband strap (see page 34 of Luftwaffe vs RAF by Prodger). The goggles are clean & undamaged with just light service wear and have the correct elasticated strap. 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 for this helmet worthy of further research regarding the pilot names includes UK delivery. Sn 15703:14
£575.00

WW2 Era British RAF Fighter Pilot’s Type C Leather Flying Helmet Air Ministry Wired For Communication Contemporary Ink Pilots Name 'G. Macdonald’ & WW2 RAF MK VIII Goggles . Sn 15703:13 - 15703:13
An original WW2 era RAF pilot's leather flying helmet. These helmets were introduced in 1941 (see page 53 & 200 of the book Vintage Flying Helmets by Prodger). The helmet is made of the correct brown leather with correct chamois leather lining and padded leather ear roundels. It has the correct leather chin strap, press stud fasteners hook and straps. It also has correct rubber ear cups for ear phones. The helmet is wired for communication with Air Ministry / stores code marked ear phones , mic and with Bakelite jack. The helmet is clean and undamaged with just light service wear. The lining has a contemporary hand written ink name ‘G.Macdonald’ no doubt the name of the RAF Pilot who was issued with this helmet (illustrated). The helmet is a small head size approx. UK size 6 and has no visible WD model, maker or date markings. The helmet comes with an original pair of WW2 RAF MK VIII Goggles with which the helmet was found. 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. MK VIII goggles were issued with an elasticated headband strap (see page 34 of Luftwaffe vs RAF by Prodger). The goggles are clean & undamaged with just light service wear and have the correct elasticated strap. 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 for this helmet worthy of further research regarding the pilot's name includes UK delivery. Sn 15703:13
£575.00

WW2 Era British 2nd Pattern Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Fighter Pilot’s Type C Leather Flying Helmet With Correct Chamois Leather Lining & Gosport Comms Tubes. Sn 15670:7 - 15670:7
An original WW2 era 2nd Pattern Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm pilot's Type C leather flying helmet. These helmets were introduced in 1941 (see page 53 & 215 of the book Vintage Flying Helmets by Prodger). The helmet is made of the correct brown leather with correct chamois leather lining and padded leather ear roundels. It has the correct webbing chin strap, press stud fasteners, hook and straps for oxygen mask (5 of the female studs are absent from the body but could easily be replaced). It also has the correct leather ear cups with brass zips which contain their original Gosport communication tubes. The helmet is clean and undamaged. The outer bottom edge of the helmet is impressed with Royal navy Fleet Air Arm ‘Anchor & Kings crown mark’ together with indistinct stores code. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15670:7
£325.00

WW2 1941 British Air Ministry Low Altitude Female Fighter Aircraft Ferry Pilot’s Type B Leather Flying Helmet By Reliance Manufacturing Co London Correctly Without Wired Comms, Padded Chamois Leather Lining, Contemporary Theatre Made Fur Ear Muffs. - 15670:6
An original 1941 dated RAF Air Ministry Type B leather flying helmet. These helmets were used by female ‘ferry’ pilots who flew aircraft between air fields and delivered them to airbases from aircraft factories. These helmets were introduced in 1935 and used throughout WW2 (see page 201 of the book Vintage Flying Helmets by Prodger where a similar Type B helmet without comms is illustrated. The illustrated helmet does not have ear muffs). The helmet is made of the correct brown leather with correct padded chamois leather lining and without ear cups. It has the correct leather chin strap. The helmet is clean and has just light service wear to the leather body. There are no holes or damage. The lining has a contemporary hand written ink name and number which appears to be ‘NM 12381’ most likely the initials and service number of the pilot who was issued with this helmet. Interestingly this helmet has original Theatre applied fur ear muffs which would have assisted to keep the pilot warm when flying at low altitude which was common practice for ferry pilots. It has its original manufacturer’s label which is marked ‘1941 Made By Reliance Manufacturing Co 30 York Way London N1 No.4 7 ½ to 7 ¾’. The outer edge of the body is impressed with Air Ministry ‘AM King’s Crown’ mark. The display head illustrated in the images is not included. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15670:6
£395.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 7/11) WW2 BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940 British RAF Fighter Pilot’s Type B Leather Flying Helmet By Compton Sons & Webb Ltd London Size No.4 With Correct Padded Chamois Leather Lining & Ink Pilots Name 'Turner’ . Sn 15670:5 - 15670:5
An original Battle of Britain era 1940 dated RAF pilot's leather flying helmet. These helmets were introduced in 1935 and used throughout WW2 (see page 52 & 197 of the book Vintage Flying Helmets by Prodger). The helmet is made of the correct brown leather with correct padded chamois leather lining and padded leather ear roundels. It has the correct leather chin strap, leather ear cups with brass zips for ear phones and split rear opening with long adjustment strap. The helmet is clean and has just light service wear to the edges of the leather body. There are no holes or damage. The lining has a contemporary hand written ink name ‘Turner’ no doubt the name of the RAF Pilot who was issued with this helmet (There were several air crew named Turner listed as involved in the Battle of Britain). It has its original manufacturer’s label which is marked ‘ No. 4 7 1/2 to 7 3/4 Made By J.Compton Sons & Webb Ltd London 1940 (date)’. The display head illustrated in the images is not included. The price for this Battle of Britain era helmet worthy of further research regarding the pilot's name includes UK delivery. Sn 15670:5
£0.00

MINT, UN-ISSUED, WW2 Era British Air Ministry RAF Fighter Pilot’s 1st Pattern Type C (Stores Code 22C/451) Leather Flying Helmet Size 3 With Correct Chamois Leather Lining. Sn 15670:4 - 15670:4
An original WW2 era RAF pilot's 1st pattern Type C leather flying helmet in near mint un-issued condition. These helmets were introduced in 1941 (see page 53 & 204 of the book Vintage Flying Helmets by Prodger). The helmet is made of the correct brown leather with correct chamois leather lining and padded leather ear roundels. It has the correct leather chin strap, press stud fasteners, hook and straps for oxygen mask. It also has the correct rubber ear cups for ear phones and as a 1st pattern is correctly unwired for comms. The helmet is excellent, clean and undamaged. The lining of the helmet is ink stamped with WD arrow ‘5 roundel’ and with size detail ‘Size 3 7 1/8 to 7 3/8’. The outer bottom edge of the helmet is impressed with Air Ministry ‘AM’ Kings crown mark and correct 1st pattern stores code ‘22C/451’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15670:4
£495.00

WW2 BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940 British RAF Fighter Pilot’s Type B Leather Flying Helmet By Frank Bryan Ltd London & Worcester With Correct Padded Chamois Leather Lining With Air Ministry Label & Ink Pilots Name 'Strachan’ . Sn 15670:3 - 15670:3
An original Battle of Britain era 1940 dated Air Ministry RAF pilot's leather flying helmet. These helmets were introduced in 1935 and used throughout WW2 (see page 52 & 197 of the book Vintage Flying Helmets by Prodger). The helmet is made of the correct brown leather with correct padded chamois leather lining and padded leather ear roundels. It has the correct leather chin strap, leather ear cups with brass zips for ear phones and split rear opening with long adjustment strap. The helmet is excellent, clean and undamaged. The lining has a contemporary hand written ink name ‘Strachan’ no doubt the name of the RAF Pilot who was issued with this helmet (illustrated) and its original manufacturer’s label which is marked ‘ Size 3 7 1/8 to 7 3/8 AM (Air Ministry) Kings Crown 22C-65 (stores code) Made By Frank Bryan Limited London & Worcester 1940 (date) . The display head illustrated in the images is not included. The price for this Battle of Britain era helmet worthy of further research regarding the pilot's name includes UK delivery. Sn 15670:3
£575.00

WW2 British RAF & Fleet Air Arm Mediterranean, Middle East, North Africa Theatre Fighter Pilot’s Type D Khaki Cloth Flying Helmet Size 4 With Correct Satin Lining & Brass Zipped Leather Ear Cups . Sn 15670:1 - 15670:1
An original WW2 RAF & Fleet Air Arm pilot's cloth flying helmet. Introduced in 1942, these helmets were issued to British fighter pilots in the Middle East, North Africa Theatres (see page 54 & 215 of the book Vintage Flying Helmets by Prodger). The helmet is made of the correct heavy khaki cloth with correct satin lining and padded leather ear roundels. It has the correct webbing chin strap, press stud fasteners hooks and straps for oxygen mask. It also has the correct brass zipped leather ear cups for ear phones and quilted half- moon shaped neck protector to shield the wearer from the sun. The helmet is excellent, clean and undamaged with just a small areas of storage staining which can be seen in the images. The lining is ink stamped with partially visible numbers, which appear to be ‘16006’ & ‘Size No.4 7 ½ -7 ¾’ (illustrated). The display head illustrated in the images is not included. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15670:1
£395.00

RARE, BATTLE OF BRITAIN ERA, Early WW2 1940 Dated Nazi German Luftwaffe Pilot’s Alloy Oxygen Tank / Bottle. AE 560 - AE 560
This is an original early WW2 1940 dated German pilot’s oxygen bottle. The cylindrical alloy casing has scuffs consistent with age and service use & dents which are possibly battle / crash damage. The neck of the bottle has Luftwaffe markings and 25.4.40 date (25th April 1940). The base of the bottle is numbered ‘675’ (all markings illustrated in image 2). The bottle has its original brass tap / regulator. Which has an embossed indistinct mark. The bottle is 17” length and 12 ½” circumference at its widest . The price for this rare early WW2 dated Luftwaffe piece includes UK delivery. AE 560
£395.00

VERY RARE, BATTLE OF BRITAIN CONNECTIONS, WW2 Era British Spitfire / Hurricane Fighter Aircraft Rear Alloy Wheel With Original Air Ministry Marked Tyre. AE 558 - AE 558
The iconic British Spitfire and Hurricane aircraft played a Major role in the pivotal WW2 Battle of Britain 10th July 1940-31st October 1940. Original Spitfire & hurricane parts are very rare to find. This is a very rare WW2 Era Spitfire & Hurricane fighter aircraft rear wheel and tyre. The rubber tyre is worn but has no holes or cuts and many embossed numbers and marks including an Air Ministry ‘Crown AM’ mark (all markings illustrated in image 2). The aircraft grade alloy wheel hub has the correct bolt / axle holes and has no damage, dents or cracks. The hub is 4 ½” diameter. The tyre is 12” diameter and 4 ¼” tread width. The price for this piece of aviation history includes UK delivery. AE 558
£375.00
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