WWII Leather Helmet with Chin Cup
Posted 01 September 2018 - 04:17 PM
Posted 01 September 2018 - 05:47 PM
Navy flight cap? Examples on ebay but no good shots to match tags.
Posted 01 September 2018 - 06:52 PM
It's a U.S. Navy NAF-1092L, a.k.a. an intermediate leather flight helmet. Originated prior to WW2, was issued until replaced in 1943 by a similar helmet with built in earphone holders. The khaki cloth version was for summer wear, the fleece lined examples for winter and the "intermediate" for moderate temperatures, in theory. Your example was made by Slote & Klein, Inc. The exterior is goat skin and the interior lining is chamois. They were issued with matching leather earcups and chin cup.
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