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SOLD SOLD (05/12) 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
£0.00

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

WW2 Nazi German Luftwaffe Model 306 Fliegerschutzbrille (Lietz) Fighter Pilot’s Flying Goggles With Tinted Anti- Glare Lenses. Sn 15339:5 - 15339:5
Model 306 goggles often referred to as Lietz goggles because of the famous German optical firm which manufactured many of the early examples used the same lenses as the model 295 but had separate rubber cushions and were adjustable by means of 2 small screws on the bridge. The advantage being that the focal point could be positioned correctly to avoid distortion for the wearer. The Model 306 goggles were issued with tinted lenses ( see page 40 of the book Luftwaffe vs RAF by Prodger). This is an excellent original example of the Luftwaffe Model 306 flying Goggles . The goggles are clean & undamaged with all of the correct Model 306 features including tinted lenses and adjustable bridge. The webbing head strap has small original number ink stamps which are indistinct . The display head illustrated in the images is not included. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:5
£475.00

WW1 Era Pair Of Original Laminated Oak Aircraft Propeller Tips Converted To Commemorative / Memorial Wall Hanger Feature Pieces With Original Central Glazed Post Card Photograph Portraits Of An Unknown RFC Sgt & Private. Sn 15186 - 15186
These are a pair of excellent original WW1 Laminated Oak Aircraft Propeller Tips Converted To Commemorative / Memorial Wall Hanger Feature Pieces. The original wood of each piece is undamaged and measures 16 ¾” x 6 ½”. The wood is undamaged. Each propeller has a contemporary glazed oval panel with postcard photograph portraits, one of an RFC Sergeant the other of an RFC private, both in Uniform. To avoid damage we have not examined the rear of the postcards to determine if there is any information written on the back of each photograph which would assist to identify the subjects. The rear of each panel has a wooden board secured by 4 screws to hold the pictures firmly in place and hanging rings with cords. The price for these excellent WW1 aviation pieces worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 15186
£175.00

Original, WW1 Era Aircraft Teak Propeller Boss / Hub Fitted With A Period Barometer By ‘OC’ & Converted For Mantle Or Desk Feature Piece With Commemorative Plaque Inscribed ‘World War 1 1914-1918 W.E. Harker No. 103107 2nd AM RFC'. Sn 15184 - 15184
This is an excellent WW1 era Aircraft Propeller Boss period converted desk or mantle barometer. The original laminated teak propeller boss is undamaged and measures 9 ¾” x 8” x 4”. The centre of the boss snugly houses the original period barometer with glazed, silvered face and silvered dial. The face is marked ‘British Made’ and has a manufacturer’s mark ‘OC’ either side of an anchor motif. The Boss has its original aircraft mounting holes fitted with precision made teak bolts to simulate the original steel bolts that would have secured the boss to an aircraft. The rear of the boss is impressed ‘W.E. Harker’. The bioss is mounted on a matching teak stand with 4 contoured pillars. The front of the stand has a brass plaque inscribed ‘World War 1 1914-1918 W.E. Harker No. 103107 2nd AM (Air Ministry) RFC (Royal Flying Corps)’. The boss with stand measures 11 ¼” x 4 ¾” x 10 ½”. The price for this WW1 aviation piece worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 15184
£425.00

Original, WW1 British Sopwith Camel / Pup British Fighter Aircraft Propeller Boss Hand Carved & Converted To A Commemorative / Memorial Mantle Feature Piece With Original Removable Central Glazed 1917 Photograph Portrait Of RFC Pilot 90754 Tom Johns. - 15122:2
This is an excellent WW1 British Fighter Aircraft Propeller Boss period converted into a memorial / commemorative piece. The original wood propeller boss is undamaged and measures 13 ½” x 8” x 6 ½”. The centre of the boss snugly houses the removable contemporary glazed photograph Portrait of an RFC pilot in Uniform. The rear of the photo has a paper label hand written indicating that the image is that of ‘Tom Johns Pilot 90754 Flying Corps, 1917, 6ft 1 17 stone’ (a small handwritten note with the piece also reads ‘Lieut T.Johns Welsh R RFC POW Germany ?’ we do not know if this is the same individual. The wood framed portrait is push fitted into the boss and can be removed easily for inspection/ cleaning. The Boss has its original aircraft mounting holes and original impressed numbers which may assist to identify the aircraft from which the boss was recovered. Amongst the numbers is ‘130 HP Clerget’ (Clerget was the name given to a series of early rotary aircraft engine types of the World War I era that were designed by Pierre Clerget. Manufactured in both France by Clerget-Blin and Great Britain by Gwynnes Limited they were used on such aircraft as the Sopwith Camel & Pup. A contemporary image of a Sopwith Camel in flight is illustrated inset in image 2). The front and sides of the boss are beautifully hand carved with deep foliate decoration. The price for this excellent WW1 aviation piece worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 15122:2
£395.00
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