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WWII Leather Helmet with Chin Cup


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Navy flight cap? Examples on ebay but no good shots to match tags.

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I "primarily" collect Gulf War 1 patches. All branches (USA, USAF,USN, USMC & USCG) and ALL Countries..
US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
French - Daguet / Aconit
Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
Looking for the oddities, including unfinished & flaws
I HAVE EXTRA's!! Will trade as well.

 

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It's a U.S. Navy NAF-1092L, a.k.a. an intermediate leather flight helmet. Originated prior to WW2, was issued until replaced in 1943 by a similar helmet with built in earphone holders. The khaki cloth version was for summer wear, the fleece lined examples for winter and the "intermediate" for moderate temperatures, in theory. Your example was made by Slote & Klein, Inc. The exterior is goat skin and the interior lining is chamois. They were issued with matching leather earcups and chin cup.

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