while looking for information about the pre-WW2 T-20 throat microphone I became very interested in WW2 test pilots.
I read about the test pilots at Curtiss-Wright in particular the Chief Test Pilot H. Lloyd Child.
Child was a Naval Aviator who worked at Curtiss-Wright for many years during the development and production of the P-36 and P-40 aircraft.
In photos of H. L. Child he can be seen wearing a USN 1092 helmet with TH-37 receivers, civilian 'AO' Transport goggles and a pre- war USAAC T-20B throat microphone.
After seeing some helmet sets posted here set up to emulate USN helmet setups in WW2 photos I thought I'd have one of my helmets set up as H. Lloyd Child was wearing...... so in tribute to the WW2 test pilots who risked their lives every day flying testing prototypes and production aircraft for their first flights here is my small contribution to this thread....
I hope you like it, Cheers, John
Edited by Flightpath, 02 August 2019 - 09:09 AM.