Helmet, flying, Summer, Type A-8, With Receiver R-14, Medium
Superbe genuine WWII US type A-8 summer flying helmet manufactured in khaki gabardine. It still has its readable label in size Medium. Delivered with complete receiver R-14 with PL-54 plug.
Standardized on 12 October 1933 initially for the USAAF this helmet with leather chin cup was also used by paratroops not only during training but also in combat zone. Seen on period photos worn during every campaigns: Sicily, Italy, Normandy, Holland... (see D-Day Publishing books : Carentan page 80-81, Sainte-Mere-Eglise page 117, Bridges Are Ours'page 900)...
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These items do not glorify or promote any of the political, ideological or racial opinions related to the global conflicts that bathed the 20th century in blood.
Besides, we remind you that Article R.645-1 of the French Penal Code establishes fines applicable to fifth class contraventions (except in the specific cases of a filming, show or exhibition which refer to historical events) for any individual who wears a uniform, insignia or symbol reminiscent of those worn by members of the various organizations declared criminal in application of Article 9 of the Charter of the International Military Tribunal annexed to the London Agreement of August 8, 1945 – SS, SD, Gestapo, Nazi leaders (the Führer, the Reichsleitung, the Gauleiters and their main collaborators, the Ortsgruppenleiter, the Zellenleiter and the Blockleiter), or reminiscent of those worn by any person found guilty, by a French or International Jurisdiction, of one or several crimes against humanity established by Articles 211-1 to 212-3 or mentioned in Law No. 64-1326 of December 26, 1964.
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