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Boom Mike may indicate rotary wing use (helicopters), or smaller prop driven fixed wing such as trainers

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Collector of Marine Corps Helicopter / Rotary aviation items from the late 1940s to present


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APH-5 with leather tabs for oxygen mask which are often missing. The visor locking knob has been replaced with a modern one. I would say late 50s early 60s helmet by the use of reflective tape.

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This USN APH-5 helmet could also have been used in aircraft such as the AD Skyraider and S2F Tracker. I am guessing that the replacement twist type visor lock knob was introduced during the early 1960s. Some jet fighters and attack aircraft were still using boom microphones during this time frame.

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