My WWII Navy flight helmet displays

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  1. bazelot

    bazelot Well-Known Member

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    Around 120 plus flight helmets displayed 2.JPG 3.JPG 4.JPG 222.JPG 5.JPG
     
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  2. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Fantastic collection of helmets Tom. Which is the rarest one you have?
     
  3. Steve27752

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    Very impressively.
     
  4. CBI

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    amazing!!!!!
     
  5. dujardin

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    ammmazinggggggggggggggggggggggg


    splendid
    congrats for this fabulous collection
     
  6. dmar836

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    So that's where all the AN6530s went!
    Nice collection!
    Dave
     
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    Amazing!
     
  8. Falcon_52

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    That's an unbelievable collection. Very nice!
     
  9. Thomas Koehle

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    that`s my definition of "heaven" - do you mind if I move in?
     
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    That is awesome! Like the bloodchits too ;)
     
  11. bazelot

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    THanks, they are actually all pretty rare. A lot of them are named to Navy Cross recipients. I will post pics some of the most interesting ones.
     
  12. bazelot

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    Thanks guys, it took a while to put together, Navy flight helmets don't grow on trees and are getting harder and harder to come by.
     
  13. bazelot

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    I picked this setup as one of the rarest:
    Navy deck helmet modified for flight with the addition of TC66 earcups and TH37 receivers. The original owner attached a yoyo as a lucky charm and stamped yoyo on top of the helmet.
    The helmet is displayed with 2 extremely rare pieces:
    Something probably no one on this forum has ever seen. First the goggles are the Navy MKIV prototype goggles, probably the rarest goggles to find in any condition. I know of 4 examples and I have 2 of them. On the production run the pad is different and so is the bridge. MKIV is embossed on the rubber pad itself and the frame is nor marked.
    Next is the extremely rare (i know of 3 including this one) US Navy marked A14 oxygen mask. It looks like at the very end of the war the US Navy decided to have their US Navy marked A14 oxygen masks. The AAF nomenclature was rubbed out and a red Bu Aer US Navy stamped on the other side. I did not want to miss out on this one since I never saw any come up for sale so i made sure I got it [​IMG]. This one is beyond rare.

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  14. YoungMedic

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    Very very cool collection. Thank you for sharing
     
  15. Smithy

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    Superb!
     
  16. dujardin

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    wowwwwwwww

    thanks for those photos and details about this splendid set

    congrats
     
  17. Thomas Koehle

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    outstanding
    items
     
  18. bazelot

    bazelot Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, took a while to put together :)
     
  19. Beautiful collection!

    - Ian
     
  20. B-Man2

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    What a great collection of WWII aviation flight gear!
    Are there any you don't have?
    If so.... there can't be many.
     

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