MAGNIFICENT!! & COMPLETE!! Early War RAF Headset
This is a fantastic RAF Flying Helmet display complete with all original and rare "PHELPS" 1st Pattern Ctype Flying Helmet, TypeG Oxygen Mask & MkIVb Flying Goggles.......ALL THREE components in this display are in fantastic condition.
1st PATTERN RAF CType FLYING HELMET - 52362
This is a genuine "PHELPS" 1st Pattern Ctype Flying Helmet. Easy to distinguish because of the black leather Goggle/Loom Straps and the alloy fittings of the "Bennetts Buckle".
It does carry an "AID" stamp and others.
In immaculate condition and given that the "PHELPS" Ctypes are rare and very desirable this is a really superb early War RAF Flying Helmet!
GType OXYGEN MASK - 52206
The perfect TypeG Oxygen Mask, ready for the simple attachment to a 1st Pattern Ctype Flying Helmet. Just pop the receivers into the receiver cups.
The overall condition is extremely good with supple soft rubber. I have repaired a couple of splits in the wire holders using a tried and tested repair solution which is as strong as the rubber itself.
The chamois lining is in great condition as is the complete loom (with rare impedence switch box)
MkIVb FLYING GOGGLES - 52210
With almost 100% of the original paint remaining on the frames these really are an outstanding pair of MkIVb RAF Flying Goggles of the BATTLE OF BRITAIN period.
For the first time ever, I've seen a pair of MkVIII type lenses still with their grey frames fitted to a pair of MkIVb Flying Goggles.
The original sun-visor is in beautiful condition, as is the complete strapping arrangement. Inevitably the face cushions have hardened and deteriorated but that doesn't detract from a mighty fine pair of Goggles.
As usual, these look even better in the hand than they do in my pictures.
All three items are being individually offered for sale on my website, but as they have them set up in my own display I thought I'd offer them as a group as they really look the business together.