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#126 bazelot

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 07:05 PM

Same helmet with TH37 now added:

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 07:06 PM

1092 helmet with MSA type C mask, MKII goggles and headset

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture101-3.jpg

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture099-2.jpg

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 07:06 PM

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture085-1.jpg

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture084-1.jpg

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture110-1.jpg

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture109-2.jpg

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture108-2.jpg

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 07:13 PM

A few more:

1092W helmet with mint Seesall goggles

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture017.jpg

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture033-1.jpg

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture032-1.jpg

1092 helmet with MKII goggles thta belonged to R.E. Gray who most likely got his 3 kills with VF-12 with those goggles

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture122-2.jpg

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture113-1.jpg

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture123-2.jpg

Edited by bazelot, 05 May 2011 - 07:16 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:39 PM

1092 helmet with MSA type C mask, MKII goggles and headset

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture101-3.jpg

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture099-2.jpg

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture097-2.jpg



Killer setup!

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 07:55 AM

I put pictures of this one before but I now added the headset and I wanted to show the rigger added oxygen mask snaps which are quite rae on the M-450. It is also displayed with Navy AN6530 goggles with grey cushion.

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture041-1.jpg

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture040-1.jpg

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:10 AM

Great helmet TOM !!!! I like the M-450 with oxygen mask snaps especially in this variation( from A-14 oxygen mask accessories kit )... the down snap a the left side is there or not ?
Do you know that this type of hook is for A-10 oxygen mask?
I have to put some photos of my AN6540-S helmet soon :)
Regards,
Jerry

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 10:25 AM

Great helmet TOM !!!! I like the M-450 with oxygen mask snaps especially in this variation( from A-14 oxygen mask accessories kit )... the down snap a the left side is there or not ?
Do you know that this type of hook is for A-10 oxygen mask?
I have to put some photos of my AN6540-S helmet soon :)
Regards,
Jerry


Thanks Jerry. There are no lower snaps on either side. I did not know the hook was for the A-10 mask. Thta's really good to know. I might want to purchase one. Do you know if there is a specific Navy version of the A-10 mask?
I am looking forward to the AN6540-S pics :)

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 02:58 AM

Hi TOM.
It make a big sense! This helmet is modified to used A-10 standard oxygen mask snaps... you dont need a lower snap for A-10 Standard and also the accessories kit from A-10 Standard included a cloth with snaps( check your new Mick Prodoger book!) I didnt hear about US Navy issue A-10 Standard only AAF but I noticed some photos with this type of mask! Soo now you have to sell this helmet to my USMC early war F4U pilot:)))))

Here is first generation of AN helmet with black acoustic earcups AN6540-S(summer) simple helmet but hard to find in summer version and good condition with all buckles, snap etc. I decided to dispaly is with old M450 chin cup, ANB-H-1 receivers and 1021 Polaroid goggle.

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 03:07 AM

Here are characteristic details of AN6540-S series(not like in AN6542): no brow section at the front, small, round shape, blackened buckles for MSA type D mask, and seams at sides of the helmet.

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 09:33 AM

I learn every day Jerry. So it is pretty early war I guess. Thta's good to know. I need a A-10 mask now then.

Great setup you've got there. Is the head standing on your mannequin?

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 12:10 PM

Hi Tom.
Of course everyone learn something new every day :) glad I can help you! I sent you a P.M about great A-10 Standard mask!
I know my AN6540-S helmet is nothing special but I was looking for this helmet for a long time!
I didnt put the head to my new full mannequin yet but I hope it will come soon :)
Regards,
Jerry

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 09:30 AM

M-450 with MkI goggles:

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture154.jpg

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture153.jpg

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture152.jpg

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 08:59 PM

M-450 with MkI goggles:

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture154.jpg

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture153.jpg

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture152.jpg

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture151.jpg


Another great setup!
Phil.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 09:03 PM

I put pictures of this one before but I now added the headset and I wanted to show the rigger added oxygen mask snaps which are quite rae on the M-450. It is also displayed with Navy AN6530 goggles with grey cushion.

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture041-1.jpg

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture040-1.jpg

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/bazelot1/Picture039-1.jpg


Very nice setup and unusual configuration!

Phil.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 09:13 PM

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So many killer helmet setups, I thought I'd try to jump in here
with one of mine and try to keep this thread going. I've posted this
before, but here's an M-450 helmet with TH-37s and MKII goggles.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 09:23 PM

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Here's another M-450. It has the TH-37 receivers
with extension cord, MSA Type C oxygen mask and
pre war, or early WWII H.B. Rocket Goggles.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 10:01 PM

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This is my last M-450 helmet. It has
the rigger installed black rubber, accoustic
earcups, ANB-H-1 receivers and AN-6530
goggles.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:08 PM

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AN-6540-2L Helmet, ANB-H-1 receivers and Seesall goggles.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:32 PM

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NAF1092W helmet and prewar, or
early WWII Navy issue MKI goggles.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:34 PM

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NAF1092W helmet and prewar, or
early WWII Navy issue MKI goggles.



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Posted 23 May 2011 - 05:48 AM

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Nice helmet !!!! What kind of earphones are there ??? I supposed that is not a ANB-H-1 but pre war example. This type of cord is early or Im wrong...

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 05:52 AM

Great set up TOM:)!!!

Try only remove a T-30 throt mic. I never see a photo of fighter pilots used this type of mic.
For sure would be better a RS-76 :) Now one is on Ebay, maybe you would be a lucky guy to win it !


Another great setup!
Phil.



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Posted 23 May 2011 - 05:57 AM

Here is my example of M450 with TH-37 + extension cord and pre WWII MKI Wilson goggle. I get this goggle with bill from shop dated 1934 and orginal box + shipping box.
I love this set up becouse is very salty and great looking it this condition:)

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:00 AM

Im always afriad to buy mint M450 with ear cups.. It is easy to put together this type of helmet from orginal parts:(

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