Helmet, Flying, Type A-9, Summer, 1942, Modified


Genuine WWII USAAF flying helmet, type A-9, summer, Medium. Modified to wear receiver headset and oxygen mask.

Dated 1942 on label. 

The A-9 is a simple unlined summer flying helmet constructed from four segments of heavy cotton. It features hooks to fit the harness of either the type A-9 or type A-10 Standard oxygen masks, tie strings (forehead and neck) for adjustment and a fleece-covered leather chin strap. It was manufactured without communication equipment, but Gosport receivers or small leather ear cups with earphones could easily be added.


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