RAF D Type canvas tropical flying helmet, fully wired, Largest size.
This pattern of helmet was intended for aircrew use in hot climates. A leather flying helmet would be very hot, making it impracticable to wear.
Air Ministry stores Ref. No. 22C/972, Size 4 - the largest size.
Fitted with a very good brown flecked coloured internal wiring loom, an early 'brown' bakelite jack/bell plug and a very good pair of type 32 earphone receivers.
The helmet outer is made from a robust tan cotton fabric and incorporates a neck flap for sun protection. This is in a very good condition and has the pilots 'nickname' inscribed on the forehead. On the left side is a rubber stamp, Air Ministry Ref. mark. The rubber earcups are still nice and supple and the elastic chin strap is in a very good condition.
The inside is lined with a cream coloured silk fabric which helps to keep the pilot's head cool. This is in a very good condition, with a couple of minor 'nicks' (see photos).
Due to ongoing issues with European Customs, this item is NOT FOR SALE to the EU.
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