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#1 HUD69

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 12:18 AM

Hi,

 

Just recently aquired an APH-6 that belonged to a CO from VF-92 Silver Kings.

The set up and artwork makes me think of a mid till late 60's time frame.

(Mask came with the helmet, but is not correct for F-4 use)

 

Unfortunately there is no name to be find on/in the helmet.

 

Does anyone have an idea who used it or when it might have been used?

 

Thanks

 

Ron

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#2 HUD69

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 12:21 AM

And the second

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 07:10 PM

It is a Commanding Officer helmet (CO on the back). If there is a production date you could cross reference that with a unit roster which would narrow it down to a couple of guys.



#4 HUD69

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 03:42 AM

It is a Commanding Officer helmet (CO on the back). If there is a production date you could cross reference that with a unit roster which would narrow it down to a couple of guys.

 

The helmet seems to be of early 60's manufacturing (and upgraded after that) So I would aim for mid to late 60's.

Possible candidates:

  • 1964/1965 Rawsthorne
  • 1966/1967 Rogers
  • 1967/         Rough
  • 1968          Remsen
  • 1969          Hogan

The mask that came with it (not for F-4 use) had a 1958 production date.

 

Cheers,

Ron



#5 boxerdogi

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 04:27 AM

Take a good peek under the visor cover...sometimes there is a name under there. Those old plastic label strips sometimes leave a ghost behind as well...and can be seen under the reflective tape.



#6 HUD69

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 04:02 AM

Take a good peek under the visor cover...sometimes there is a name under there. Those old plastic label strips sometimes leave a ghost behind as well...and can be seen under the reflective tape.

 

Unfortunately, nothing to be found.

Well, we might never know. Cruise Books also don't give a clue.

 

Cheers,

Ron



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 10:39 PM

Nice set, I'm a big fan of the APH series USN/USMC stuff from that era.



#8 HUD69

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 12:59 AM

 

Nice set, I'm a big fan of the APH series USN/USMC stuff from that era.

 

 

It is a nice era indeed! Lucky to have a flight suit from the same unit (1972 dated, so a bit later)

 

Part of the name has been removed sadly enough.

 

Cheers

Ron

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