Battle of Britain (A Complete Fighter Rig) Flying Helmet, Goggles & Oxygen Mask (RARE & SUPERB)

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BATTLE OF BRITAIN
   (Fighter Pilot's Complete Helmet, Mask & Goggles Rig
     1938-1940        
From my own private collection.

Battle of Britain (A Complete Fighter Rig) Flying Helmet, Goggles & Oxygen Mask (RARE & SUPERB)         Battle of Britain (A Complete Fighter Rig) Flying Helmet, Goggles & Oxygen Mask (RARE & SUPERB)        Battle of Britain (A Complete Fighter Rig) Flying Helmet, Goggles & Oxygen Mask (RARE & SUPERB) 

 

 

 

  

 

 



A totally superb and complete Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot's Rig.
-:Comprising:-
A 1938 "B" Type leather flying helmet, MkIV Goggles with flip shield & a super rare "D" type green cloth oxygen mask with original 'wooden switch' type leather covered microphone. 

The "B" Type helmet is a Size 1 by Frank Bryan of Worcester (dated 1938)  and has an original hand drawn cartoon picture of Popeye and an anti-nazi slogan,
BLASKED NAZIS, I YAM GONER GIV YA ME OLE TWISKER (   ) !! "
 written inside.
 

Battle of Britain (A Complete Fighter Rig) Flying Helmet, Goggles & Oxygen Mask (RARE & SUPERB)            Battle of Britain (A Complete Fighter Rig) Flying Helmet, Goggles & Oxygen Mask (RARE & SUPERB)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The MkIV Goggles have the ultra rare 1st Type 'locking peg' "fiddly" sun visor adjustment type which preceeded the later friction spring sub-type of the MkIVb types. One lense shows some spotting and delamination the other is 95% clear. The pads as usual are hard and chipped but the paint is very good indeed on both sides and the leather nose piece and its velvet backing are both 99% !  ....(Please Note: These are Mk4 goggles and NOT Mk 4b's which are 20 times more common)       

 

 Battle of Britain (A Complete Fighter Rig) Flying Helmet, Goggles & Oxygen Mask (RARE & SUPERB)                Battle of Britain (A Complete Fighter Rig) Flying Helmet, Goggles & Oxygen Mask (RARE & SUPERB)                Battle of Britain (A Complete Fighter Rig) Flying Helmet, Goggles & Oxygen Mask (RARE & SUPERB)

 

 

  

 



The "D" Type mask is a truly rare item in this level of preservation and always a hellish item to locate in really nice order. (In this condition these sell on their own at £1,000 WITHOUT the 'wooden switch' type covered microphone with even rough moth eaten examples bringing c,£500- £600). The mask is in really nice almost unused condition with unfaded colour and positively no 'mothing' whatever to the outer fabric and only one tiny hole/thin spot to the inner chamoise surface.

To summerise this rig I can tell you that it's a VERY VERY RARE assembly indeed and if you are a serious kit collector or re-enactor you will know just how sought after these are and you will go a long long way before you will see anything as nice, complete and of this original quality. 

HURRY .....AS THIS IS A  STRICTLY "ONE ONLY" LOT

Battle of Britain (A Complete Fighter Rig) Flying Helmet, Goggles & Oxygen Mask (RARE & SUPERB)

 

           (SOLD)          

 (*Please remember ! We do part exchanges and swops for medals etc
on all our militaria items !) 

 

                 

Battle of Britain (A Complete Fighter Rig) Flying Helmet, Goggles & Oxygen Mask (RARE & SUPERB)

Battle of Britain (A Complete Fighter Rig) Flying Helmet, Goggles & Oxygen Mask (RARE & SUPERB)
£(SOLD)

From my own collection. A totally superb and complete Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot's Rig, Comprising: A 1938 "B" Type leather flying helmet, Mk IV (NOT MkIVb) Goggles & a really spot on and "Super Rare" D Type Cloth Oxygen Mask. The Helmet, a size ( ) is by ( ) of ( ) and has a lovely original cartoon picture of Popeye and an anti-nazi slogan " " written inside The Mk4 Goggles display the ultra rare 1st Type 'locking peg' "fiddly" visor adjustment type which preceeded the later friction spring sub-type. The "D" Type mask is a truly rare item in this level of preservation. ( In this condition these sell on their own at 1,000 + (and even rough moth eaten examples bring c,500- 600)