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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

SOLD SOLD (05/02) WW2 British RAF Air Ministry Marked MK IV Fighter Pilot’s Flying Goggles With MK IVB Strap . Sn 15339:24 - 15339:24
As a result of facial injuries reported by pilots to the Air Ministry, the MK IV series of goggles with alloy frames and visor were introduced (see page 31 of Luftwaffe vs RAF by Prodger). This is an original example of the MK IV British RAF flying Goggles in good condition. The goggles are clean & undamaged with correct MK IV features apart from the absence of hinged visor. The leather strap is impressed with Air Ministry ‘A Crown M’ mark and MK IVB designation (illustrated in image 2). The display head illustrated in the images is not included. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:24
£395.00

RARE, MINT, WW2 1940 British WD RAF Pilot’s Tan Cloth Pilot's Training Flying Helmet By M. Kaye With Correct Air Ministry Gosport Communication Tubes. Sn 15339:22 - 15339:22
An original rare to find WW2 RAF pilot's cloth flying helmet (see page 20 of the book Flying Headgear Of The World 1934-45 by Weld). The helmet is made of tan cloth with inner felt lining and mesh ear roundels. It has the correct cloth chin strap with buckle. The helmet is near mint, clean and undamaged. It has the correct ear flaps with press stud fasteners and the lining has a 1940 dated size label 6 ½ - 6 7/8 with manufacturer detail M.Kaye together with ‘WD arrow Q244’ ink stamp (illustrated). The helmet comes with original AM marked Gosport tubes, used for communication between Trainer pilot and co-pilot / trainee. The fabric covered flexible metal tubes are in excellent condition. The earpieces bakelite, each marked with A.M. King's Crown and reference numbers. The alloy jack is AM Crown marked (all illustrated). The display head illustrated in the images is not included. The price for rare WW2 set includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:22
£495.00

WW2 British RAF MK IIIA Fighter Pilot’s Flying Goggles. Sn 15339:21 - 15339:21
MK III & IIIa flying goggles represented a radical and short lived yet crucial departure from conventional AM goggle designs. The goggles were fitted with curved celluloid plastic lenses (see page 31 of Luftwaffe Vs RAF by Prodger). Our example of the MK III goggles is fitted with the correct part elasticated , part leather strap with buckle. These goggles are in excellent condition. The goggles are clean & undamaged. The leather starp is AM marked and has model designation and stores codes (illustrated). The display head illustrated in the images is not included. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:21
£350.00

WW2 British RAF Air Ministry Marked MK IV Fighter Pilot’s Flying Goggles. Sn 15339:20 - 15339:20
As a result of facial injuries reported by pilots to the Air Ministry MK IV goggles with alloy frames and visor were introduced (see page 31 of Luftwaffe vs RAF by Prodger). This is an original example of the MK IVB British RAF flying Goggles in good condition. The goggles are clean & undamaged with correct MK IV features apart from the absence of hinged visor. The leather strap is impressed with Air Ministry ‘A Crown M’ mark and partially visible stores codes (illustrated in image 2). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:20
£395.00

SOLD SOLD (07/01) WW2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Fighter Pilot's A-9 Cloth Flying Helmet. Sn 15339:19 - 15339:19
An original WW2 A-9 American pilot's cloth flying helmet (see page 2 of the book Flying Headgear Of The World 1934-45 by Weld)). The helmet is made of green cloth with inner sheepskin fleece ear pads. It has the correct leather chin strap with fleece padding & buckle. The inside of the helmet is clean and undamaged and has a clean United States Air Force property label with A-9 model designation, stores codes and size ‘Medium’ (illustrated). All material 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 15339:19
£0.00

WW2 1942 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Fighter Pilot's B-6 Leather Flying Helmet With Murdock Co U.S. Army Signal Corps Wired Communications, Ear Phones & Jack. Sn 15339:18 - 15339:18
An original WW2 B-6 American pilot's leather flying helmet (see page 8 of the book Flying Headgear Of The World 1934-45 by Weld)). The helmet is made of thick dark brown leather with sheepskin fleece lining. It has the correct leather chin strap with fleece padding & buckle. The Murdock Co U.S. Army Signal Corps marked ear phones are covered by leather pads incorporated into the helmet. The inside of the helmet has clean and undamaged and has a clean United States Air Force property label with B-6 model designation and 1942 codes (illustrated). The jack is numbered ‘PL-54’. 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 15339:18
£235.00
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