RAF D type flying helmet

RAF D type flying helmet

Code: 10448


RAF D Type canvas tropical flying helmet with zip ears and fully wired

This pattern of helmet was intended for aircrew use in hot climates. A leather flying helmet would be very hot, making it impracticable for the pilot to wear.

Air Ministry stores Ref. No. 22C/970.

Fitted with an excellent light brown flecked coloured internal wiring loom, and bakelite jack/bell plug and a very good pair of type 32 earphone receivers, leather zip ear coverings and very good internal sponges.

The helmet outer is made from a robust tan cotton fabric and incorporates a neck flap for sun protection, which is in an excellent condition. The elastic chin strap is in an excellent condition.

The inside is lined with a cream coloured silk fabric which helps to keep the pilot's head cool. This is in a good and clean condition (see photos). It is a rubber stamped with an Air Ministry Ref. No. 

A superb example of this rare FAA type of flying helmet.