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#1 avigo

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 06:32 AM

Hi guys.

Just curious what the functionality of the different aviator glasses types are. Mainly Randolph aviator glasses.

There are "bayonet" style arms that go straight back. Is there a specific military purpose for this or is it just looks?
How does this compare to other arm styles?

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#2 phantomfixer

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 07:37 AM

Pretty sure the straight arm design is for removing and installing the sunglasses while in flight with helmet or head phones on



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Posted 03 August 2019 - 05:50 PM

I was taught in flight surgeon school that this style earpiece disrupted the hearing protection of the helmet less than other styles-- it really fits under the ear cups better than other styles.



#4 Bodes

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 05:19 AM

Hi guys.
Just curious what the functionality of the different aviator glasses types are. Mainly Randolph aviator glasses.
There are "bayonet" style arms that go straight back. Is there a specific military purpose for this or is it just looks?
How does this compare to other arm styles?

Thanks


The Randolph Engineering military sunglasses, are without a doubt the most comfortable I've ever tried.....I found a pair at a second hand store, and other than tweaking one of the bows, they are very nicely made....Bodes


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