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    Aussie in Norway
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    Camping, fishing, long days at the cabin, military aviation, pistol club.

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  1. Ok, I will leave it as is, the boom mount is unmarked and looks unused so you might be right about it never having a mic.
  2. Thanks a lot for the info and rundown on dates of use etc. mowhawk, it´s great to find someone with some info on later flight helmets as I have mostly WW2 items, I love this helmet though! I´ll check for photos and info on NoAF Hercs and Orion flight gear and helmets! So you think I should get a boom mike for it? If so, what type would suit it best? cheers, John
  3. A couple more photos..... It looks like the helmet was not used much, I might try to get an oxygen mask that suits it better like an MBU-12/P or MBU-14/P as the MBU-5/P is not really the correct era mask for the helmet, I have only seen a couple of photos of them in use together, both were in use by NASA T-38 pilots.
  4. Hi, I posted this in the Latest finds section but thought it would be better here: Last week a friend at work said that he had a helmet and oxygen mask that his brother gave him about 15 years ago, "you can have it if you want" He brought it in on Monday and to my surprise it was a really nice helmet. It turned out to be a 1998 Gentex US Navy HGU-68/P in great condition with an unused MBU-5/P oxygen mask. All I know about it is that my friend´s brother was working with the NoAF (Norwegian Air Force) and brought it home one day, I have no idea why it is in Norway. There is a harness mounted adaptor on the end of the oxygen hose from 3 pin Gentex fitting to a 2 pin friction type. So it´s only an adaptor with no ejection seat oxygen connector, this might give a clue to it´s intended use.......
  5. There is a harness mounted adaptor on the end of the oxygen hose from 3 pin Gentex fitting to a 2 pin friction type. So it´s only an adaptor with no ejection seat oxygen connector, this might give a clue to it´s intended use.......
  6. Last week a friend at work said that he had a helmet and oxygen mask that his brother gave him about 15 years ago, "you can have it if you want" He brought it in on Monday and to my surprise it was a really nice helmet. It turned out to be a 1998 Gentex US Navy HGU-68/P in great condition with an unused MBU-5/P oxygen mask. All I know about it is that my friend´s brother was working with the NoAF (Norwegian Air Force) and brought it home one day, I have no idea why it is in Norway. Hope you like it, cheers, John
  7. I'm with you Mark K: "The front of the snout/beak looks more pointed like an eagle that the curled up dolphin face". +1 The Dolphin head has those bulges for the eyes..... it is an eagle head.
  8. Those MKII goggles are a perfect match with the helmet, Gustave should be well please!
  9. Really great thread, great patcher, photos and research… thanks for shareing! Do you have names and dates for the two aircrew photos with the linen patches?
  10. Yes, sweetheart wings, they pop up on the net for sale every now and then. I think I have a photo of some on a card with the maker's name on it, although it might be just the store that sold them. This type were the very first wings that I asked about on USMF years ago. Cheers, John
  11. Nice, congratulations, Looks like a nice aussie made 5th AF patch.
  12. Nice work, now lets see your jeep! (Ford or Willys?)
  13. Nice Meyer, congratulations, I really like earlier Meyer badges, I think that’s pre-WW2 or Early WW2.
  14. I like the Dauntless best too, just found and original 1943 SBD-5 pilot´s handbook for my collection.
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