Best regards, Paul
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 02:38 AM
Edited by jerry_k, 30 March 2011 - 02:39 AM.
Posted 30 March 2011 - 09:25 PM
Glad you enjoyed them. Sorry for the confusion with the lip mic. It is not permanently attached. There is a third snap, above the oxygen mask hook on the wearer's right side. The other end would attach to the top oxygen mask snap on the wearer's left side.
Best regards, Paul
Posted 30 March 2011 - 09:42 PM
Hi Phill! Thanks for words.
Here is another one photo of USMC aviator with billed cap under the helmet!..
I notcied your new M450 with acoustic ear cups. Nice variation, Where you find it ?
Posted 30 March 2011 - 09:46 PM
Thanks..It's a setup I've been trying to get from a local guy I see at gun shows. I've really been wanting it. We finally came together on a trade. He has had it for several years and got it from the family of a TBF pilot... Too bad, he didn't have a name or any other info.
Posted 31 March 2011 - 12:21 AM
Posted 31 March 2011 - 01:19 AM
This is a converted deck type helmet fitted with flat sided metal ANB-H-1A earphones. It is named, but due to fading, is very hard to make out. The last name appears to be REED, first name possibly KENT. Displayed with it are the Polaroid number 1065 aviation goggle from the 1067 kit. This kit included the flip-up attachment, which clips on, and it's replaceable red polarizing lens. Vintage photos indicate that this goggle variation saw wide spread use with Navy and Marine aviators during the 1944-1945 period.
Posted 31 March 2011 - 01:26 AM
One more for today. An un-named M-450-1 by B-G Inc. I like the stitched chin cups. Displayed with my favorite pair of AN-6530s. They are early Charles Fischer Spring with the riveted upper vents (as found on the Mk-II goggle), tan pad and are fitted with sky lookout lenses. Note the early blued hardware on the goggle strap.
Posted 31 March 2011 - 01:41 AM
Thanks for info Phil. What a pity that you dont have more info about owner:(
I got one white deck helmet with acoustic ear cups you can see it at Us Navy Pilot thread at the display section. This one is my favorite
I dont have any idea about A-9 Mask hose. For sure it would be in grey color not green like in A-14 mask. I think the best idea would be buy another one
A-9 Mask with hose.
Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:29 AM
AN6542S with MKII goggles and AHN-H1A communication gear
Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:33 AM
AN6540W (winter version, helmet is made out of shearling. Mint MKII goggles.
Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:36 AM
I have a few more helmets to display:
Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:40 AM
Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:45 AM
Second helmet for today with the pair of Seesall goggles it came with:
Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:53 AM
I wanted to post some of my WWII Navy flight helmets. Here they are. They are all named and some of them are researched. One belonged to one of the USS Missouri catapult pilots. Another one belonged to a Black Cat pilot who was in one of the PBYs that spotted the Japanese Navy at Midway. Another one belonged to a F6F pilot. I never buy my helmets mint. I always buy helmets that have history attached to them and that actually saw combat.
I would love to see some of yours.
Posted 31 March 2011 - 11:25 AM
Posted 31 March 2011 - 04:53 PM
Posted 31 March 2011 - 06:22 PM
Photo is still there
White deck helmet with black acoustic ear cups with ANB-H1A flat sided earphones and MKII goggle with metal case.
Posted 31 March 2011 - 06:26 PM
It's nice to see the continued interest in this great thread by Bazelot. Here is a recent acquisition. It's an Air Associates commercial copy of the Navy M-450 pattern helmet with personalized American Optical goggles and is named to a B. G. Pfetsch. As found, the goggle lenses were blue, but both were cracked through, so I substituted the green lenses for display. If anybody has a spare set of MK-II / AN-6530 blue lenses, please drop me a PM. Thanks! Best regards, Paul
Posted 01 April 2011 - 02:39 PM
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 02:43 PM
Wow!!! What a great treat to see all these amazing helmets and goggles sets... Thanks for taking the time to post
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