usaaf tropical flight helmet

Discussion in 'eBay / Auction Talk' started by M. from Berlin, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. M. from Berlin

    M. from Berlin Member

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  2. M. from Berlin

    M. from Berlin Member

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    no comment???!!!
     
  3. mr_lits

    mr_lits Member

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    As an avid WWII flight helmet collector I can say I have never seen one of these before. The wiring looks postwar and appears similar to the Brit configuration. I looked through a few of my reference books and could not find any mention of this particular model of helmet. Sure sold for a bit of coin though and never having seen one before I bet it is quite rare.
     
  4. M. from Berlin

    M. from Berlin Member

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    possible an experimental test sample......but very rare!
     
  5. dmar836

    dmar836 Active Member

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    Rare doesn't always mean pricey. Perhaps it is but, as with anything historical, NOT without provenance/documentation. Certainly a cool and legit helmet but the story quoted is silly and likely just isn't true simply based on the timing and the 1945 date.
    Dave
     
  6. FtrPlt

    FtrPlt Member

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    This helmet style is shown in Prodgers, "Vintage Flying Helmets" (pg 259) and is described as an experimental helmet. The example illustrated is also by Bates.
     

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