Battle of Britain Luxor 12 goggles

Discussion in 'Related Gear' started by Roughwear, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    I recently acquired a pair of Luxor 12 goggles to add to my RAF collection. These iconic and rare goggles were worn by some pilots in the Battle of Britain being superior to the issued Mk111s and Mk111As. They are of French manufacture and date to the 1930s. They are completely original and the cushions are flexible. I have included photos of them on their own and with my original early War head set-up.

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  2. unclegrumpy

    unclegrumpy Active Member

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    Very nice find...congratulations!
     
  3. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Thank you. Luxor 12s with the cream cushions are extremely rare. Those with pink cushions are more commonly seen, but still very rare these days.
     
  4. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    Andrew, They are in very good condition, I think I prefer the look to the Mk3's.
     
  5. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Each to his own Steve!;) I know which I would have preferred to have worn had I fought in the BoB!:) Cellulose lenses v. Triplex ones!
     
  6. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    wow, I love those!!!!
     
  7. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    Triplex Mk111's would be perfect.
     
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  8. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Very true Steve.
     
  9. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    But, the complete ensemble looks very nice.
     
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  10. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Thanks Steve. The Luxor 12s are as rare as hen's teeth.
     
  11. PADDY_M

    PADDY_M Active Member

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    Lovely pair of Hen's Teeth Andrew. That's some display you have chum.
     
  12. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Thanks Paddy.
     

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