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Info on Type A-8 flight hemet?


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Summer weight helmet came out in the 30s replaced by the A-9 as the chin cup did not work well with oxygen masks. Used early in WW2 and many were converted to A-9 helmets with chin strap replacing the chin cup. You’d obviously was not convert but was used as it has had the ear cups added nice helmet.

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Could have been used in both. I have P38 Group that includes one from the pacific but you can see pictures of air crews in B17s wearing this helmet.

Also widely used in pilot training state side in aircraft that did not fly high enough to require oxygen.

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