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Pair of ANB-H-1 headsets. I don't know if these were left over from my father's T-6 instructing days or if he bought them later but I don't remember him ever using them. He had adapter cords since their plugs are not compatible with civilian jacks. Also have a later Telephonics headset that looks the same except the headband is covered with vinyl instead of leather.

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Cool examples. The pair on the right is actually using the headset mounts from AAF A-11/ AN-H-16/AN-H-15 type flight helmets as earpads. There was a very similar earpad used post-WWII (M-301) without the jagged mounting flange for sewing into a helmet as in the B&W photo, but without a boom mic. Very neat!

Tim

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Here are some more pairs of HS-33s...ie ANB-H-1s and HB-7 mounts.

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As worn.

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Look at all the tubes! If the intercom worked fine until the engine started, then became intermittent, a good radioman could tell you the defective tube number from memory, then demonstrate how the tube tested good until he started tapping the side to simulate engine vibration. If the intercom cut out during inverted flight, he knew that the shock mounted dynamotor was pulling away from the base far enough for the pins to disengage. Prying out the tabs on the pins with a penknife made them engage more tightly so that they still made contact even with the dynamotor at extreme travel.

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Here is a set of ANB-H-1s I swooped up a while back. I have never seen one with this mic set up and headset covers. Any information on it would be helpful. I have a feeling it is post war by the looks of the plug but am not quite sure when the modification would have been done.

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Always looking for AAC & AAF flight gear. With a focus on Aleutian and ETO theaters.

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Found these foam earcups which look like they would fit ANB-H-1 headsets but shapes don't match pictures that I've seen. The main foam piece is painted while the softer piece that bears against the head is black foam.

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The Kapok pads attach to the headset speakers, or "cans", the same way the cans press into the flight helmet pads. The set with the pinked edges is simply a set of sew-on pads for flight helmets but added to a standard headset. Very cool!

Those last pads appear to fit around a post war larger can housing like maybe some early David Clarks. There are others but DC has been around since the war.

Thanks for sharing. Any more cool pics of your father?

Dave

 

 

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