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Falklands 'Bring Back' Royal Navy Westland Wessex Helicopter Control Column Stick and Top Grip. AE 564 - AE 564
An original Falklands Conflict 'Bring Back' from a damaged Royal Navy Westland Wessex Helicopter. The control column stick is complete with the top grip and was taken from a damaged helicopter at Stanley Airport. It has been mounted on a round stand for display and stands freely in an upright position. The control column has had the main control wire cut and has the maintenance plate on the side. Just near to where the wire exits the column the last maintenance hand written mark is dated 1979. The column has a complete top grip and this includes the auto pilot button, red arming guard and push button below, actuator trim contol, two shrouded push buttons and a metal rocker switch. The column stands 28 " high. It is in good original condition. This is a chance to buy a piece of history. The price includes UK delivery.
£395.00

Post WW2 U.S. Navy Parachute Pack Complete With Harness, Buckles & White Parachute. Sn 8344. - 8344
This is a Post WW2 U.S. Navy Back Pack Parachute. It has it's full nylon webbing harness with heavy duty plated buckles and hook catches together with side mounted parachute release catch handle. The back pack which measures 26x 17x 7 inches, is constructed of green nylon and has a central release cable. The pack is marked in ink 'U.S. Navy Parachute' with various contract numbers (illustrated). The parachutes stud fasteners and press suds together with all material are complete and intact. It is complete with packed White parachute ( requires repacking). Price includes UK delivery. Sn 8344.
£245.00

WW2 Model AK39 German Luftwaffe Pilot's Arm Compass. AE 561. - AE 562
This is an original, WW2 Arm Compass issued to German Luftwaffe Pilots. It is complete with it's extended original leather strap with metal buckle for wearing on the arm over Flight suits. The rear of the Compass is clearly stamped with model detail ' AK39, F1 23235-1' (illustrated). The compass functions perfectly. Price for this original scarce Luftwaffe item includes UK delivery. AE 562.
£295.00

Original WW2 Japanese Pilot's Guantlet/ Gloves. Captured Guadalcanal. Sn 6294. - 6294
The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal and codenamed Operation Watchtower by Allied Forces, was a Military Campaign fought between August 7, 1942 and February 9, 1943 on and around the Island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theatre of World War II. During the campaign, the Allies overwhelmed the Japanese defenders and a strategically important airfield (later named Henderson Field). These excellent condition, leather Japanese Pilots Gauntlet/Gloves were captured at Guadalcanal by U.S 6th marines as the Airfield was over ran. The leather lined Guantlet/ Gloves are designed for wear with 3 fingers in the main part of the Glove with seperate fingers for Forefinger and Thumb which afforded comfort and dexterity to the wearer. The Gloves have a Large 3.5 inch Gauntlet type leather Hide cuff. They are approximately Size 8 Size and all leather, stitching and lining is intact and undamaged. This is a great piece of original captured Japanese equipment from a critical period in the Pacific conflict. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 6294.
£345.00

Original, WW2, US Army Air Forces 'Sweetheart' Decorative Pilot's Seat Cushion Cover. Sn 6304. - 6304
In the cramped confines of their combat conditions, WW2 USAAF Fighter and Bomber Pilot's together with Air Crew often found comfort in having mementos of their loved ones and comrades onboard their Aircraft. It became popular for Pilot's and Aircrew to have custom made, colourful decorative loose cushion covers with images, slogans and sometimes poems dedicated to Wives, Family, friends and Comrades fitted to their seat pads/cushions (some types of seat cushion were also attached to their parachute which would be housed in a recess beneath their seat). A broad variety of designs became available during the War Years and became so popular with Servicemen from all Services that Army PX's sold these cushion covers alongside other supplies for practical use or mementos to send home. ( PX's (Post Exchanges) were retail stores similar to British Forces NAAFI's which are in effect shops for Servicemen at Army, Navy and Air Force bases). This felt and cotton cover measures 16 inches x 16 inches. The front is Rich Dark purple felt with a central embroided shield insignia with white and red stripes surmounted by a dark blue coloured panel with sun and star motif in white. The insignia is surrounded by the words 'CHINA, BURMA, INDIA' embroided in white and topped with the embroided initials C.B.I. (China, Burma, India, Theatre of War). The cover is edged in gold coloured braid and the bottom of the cover has 2 cloth sash fasteners. The reverse of the cover is plain brown cotton. The cover is in good, totally undamaged condition with all stitching intact. Price for this attractive rare item includes UK delivery. Sn 6304.
£125.00

Original, WW2, US Army Air Forces 'Sweetheart' Decorative Pilot's Seat Cushion Cover (69th Infantry Reg't). Sn 6303. - 6303
In the cramped confines of their combat conditions, WW2 USAAF Fighter and Bomber Pilot's together with Air Crew often found comfort in having mementos of their loved ones and comrades onboard their Aircraft. It became popular for Pilot's and Aircrew to have custom made, colourful decorative loose cushion covers with images, slogans and sometimes poems dedicated to Wives, Family, friends and Comrades fitted to their seat pads/cushions (some types of seat cushion were also attached to their parachute which would be housed in a recess beneath their seat). A broad variety of designs became available during the War Years and became so popular with Servicemen from all Services that Army PX's sold these cushion covers alongside other supplies for practical use or mementos to send home. ( PX's (Post Exchanges) were retail stores similar to British Forces NAAFI's which are in effect shops for Servicemen at Army, Navy and Air Force bases). This silk cover measures 17 inches x 17 inches. The front is silver colour with blue and red printed images and lettering. The images consists of the Red and Blue Insignia of the New York, 69th Infantry Regiment, surmounted by the words 'FIGHTING 69th'. To the side of the insignia stand 2 figures. On the left is the blue printed image of a War of Independance/ Civil War Militia man and to the right a World Wars Infantryman. A Poem entitled 'To My Wife' in red lettering (illustrated), features in the centre of the cover below which 'CAMP SHELBY. MISS' is printed in blue. The cover is edged in gold and red coloured stitching with small gold and red silk tassles. The back of the cover is plain sky blue silk. The cover is in good, totally undamaged condition with all stitching intact. "The Fighting 69th" became the 69th Infantry Division motto after the troops passed their first test of battle with flying colours—going into the front lines on February 11, 1945, and quickly smashing through the vaunted Westwall, dubbed the "Siegfried Line" by American and British troops. Price for this attractive rare item to a famous U.S. Infantry Division includes UK delivery. (An original WW2, USAAF, Pilot's seat cushion/ Parachute pad is available separatley on this web site.) Sn 6303.
£125.00

Original, WW2, US Air Corps 'Sweetheart' Decorative Pilot's Seat Cushion/ Pad Cover. Sn 6302 - 6302
In the cramped confines of their combat conditions, WW2 US Air Corps, Fighter and Bomber Pilot's together with Air Crew often found comfort in having mementos of their loved ones onboard their Aircraft. It became popular for Pilot's and Aircrew to have custom made, colourful decorative loose cushion covers with images, slogans and sometimes poems dedicated to Wives, Family, and Girlfriends, fitted to their seat pads/cushions (some types of seat cushion were also attached to their parachute which would be housed in a recess beneath their seat). A broad variety of designs became available during the War Years and became so popular that Army PX's sold these seat covers alongside other supplies ( PX's (Post Exchanges) were retail stores similar to British Forces NAAFI's which are in effect shops for Servicemen at Army, Navy and Air Force bases). This silk cover measures 17 inches x 17 inches. The front is a vivid red colour with gold and red printed images and lettering. The images consist of a large US Air Corps 'Star with Eagle wings' Insignia with a bird in flight alongside on the left. Within the Corps logo is a poem headed 'Mother' in gold lettering (illustrated). Emblazoned in bold lettering at the top of the cover is 'U.S' with 'AIR CORPS' incorporated within the wings of the insignia. To the right side of the insignia is 'In Service for my Country and You'. Below the Insignia is printed V..._ . The cover is edged with a bright yellow and gold stitched border with small bright yellowsilk tassles. The back of the cover is plain buff coloured silk. The cover is clean and totally undamaged with all stitching intact. An original WW2, U.S, Pilot's seat cushion/ Parachute pad is available separatley on this web site. Price for this attractive rare item includes UK delivery. Sn 6302
£125.00

Original, WW2, US Army Air Forces 'Sweetheart' Decorative Pilot's Seat Cushion Cover. Sn 6301. - 6301
In the cramped confines of their combat conditions, WW2 USAAF Fighter and Bomber Pilot's together with Air Crew often found comfort in having mementos of their loved ones onboard their Aircraft. It became popular for Pilot's and Aircrew to have custom made, colourful decorative loose cushion covers with images, slogans and sometimes poems dedicated to Wives, Family, and Girlfriends, fitted to their seat pads/cushions (some types of seat cushion were also attached to their parachute which would be housed in a recess beneath their seat). A broad variety of designs became available during the War Years and became so popular that Army PX's sold these seat covers alongside other supplies ( PX's (Post Exchanges) were retail stores similar to British Forces NAAFI's which are in effect shops for Servicemen at Army, Navy and Air Force bases). This silk cover measures 18 inches x 18 inches. The front is deep purple in colour with gold, yellow and red printed images and lettering. The images consist of 'Stars and Stripes' designs, U.S Air Force, Fighter and Bomber Aircraft. The USAAF 'Star with Eagle wings' and Eagles supporting an edged box surmounted by a Star. The box contains a poem headed 'Sweetheart' in yellow lettering (illustrated). Emblazoned in bold lettering at the top of the cover is 'U.S. AIR FORCES' and the bottom of the cover bears the lettering 'CRAIG FIELD, SELMA, ALA.' . To the right of the cover is ' In Service for my Country and you'. The cover is edged with gold coloured stitching and small red silk tassles. The back of the cover is plain green silk. The cover is clean and totally undamaged with all stitching intact. An original WW2, USAAF, Pilot's seat cushion/ Parachute pad is available separatley on this web site. Price for this attractive rare item includes UK delivery.Sn 6301.
£125.00

Original WW2 US Army Air Forces, Pilot's Parachute Cushion. AE 559. - AE 559
This is a good condition, original WW2, US Army Air Forces, Pilot's parachute cushion. The cushion would be attached to the pilot's parachute pack and the Pilot sat on the cushion when in the cockpit of the plane. (the parachute sat in a recess in the seat below the cushion). The cushion measures 14.5 x 13.5 x 2 inches, it is covered in olive coloured canvas which has no tears or damage. The cushion is fitted with a small canvas loop in each of it's 4 corners and all stitching is nicely intact. The cushion has faint visible black ink stamps on the top aspect including a serial number 47555-1 and is ink stamped AC. 13 on the reverse. The cushion appears to be stuffed with horse hair or similar. This is a genuine piece of USAAF equipment and price includes UK delivery. AE 559.
£195.00

Original WW2, C 1943, Type A-10A, U.S. Army Air Force, Summer Flying Helmet. Sn 6286. - 6286
The US Air Corps became the US Army Air Force (USAAF) in June 1941. Most early flight helmets used R-14 radio receivers while the helmets post 1943 used ANB-H-1 receivers which fitted perfectly into Harvard design ear cushions. This is a good condition A-10A Summer flight helmet with Harvard design ear cups and Audiosears, ANB-H-1 receivers installed. The radio receivers on this Summer helmet are both present, intact and stamped by the manufacturer ' AUDIOSEARS CORPS, RECEIVER, AMB-H-1'. The Cloth helmet and all press studs and straps of the helmet are in great condition and the helmet is clearly stamped above the left side ear cushion 'Army Air Forces' beneath a circular logo containing the 'Star with Eagle wings'. The receivers are fitted into the Harvard design ear cushions. The ear cushions are stamped 'front' below a small encircled 'T' towards the front of the earpiece. Inside the helmet a great condition label is present bearing the manufacturers' details ' Type A-10A, Spec No. 3230-A, Medium, AAF Stock No. 8300-416600, P.O. NO ( 33038) 45-9266-AF, BATES SHOE CO. (illustrated). Price includes UK delivery. Sn 6286.
£195.00
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