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Glider Pilot Helmet – Size 7 1/8 with headphones & microphone

2.850,00

RARE WW2 British Glider Pilot Crash helmet. Issued to British Army Air Corps – Glider Pilots who famously wore them during Operation Overlord, the D-day invasion and Operation Market Garden in Holland. The helmet is having most of its original brown coloured lacquered fabric cover. Internally the webbing liner is good and the chamois remains clean. The rubber earpiece cups are copy. The helmet comes with headphones and externally wired loom and microphone. The leather part of the helmet is good and still supple, Broad Arrow marked with size 7 1/8. The elastic chinstrap and snap fasteners are present. Shows normal traces of wear.

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Very rare opportunity to purchase a genuine WW2 British Glider Pilot Crash Helmet, this is an early 1st pattern, early patterns did not have press stud fastenings added to accept an oxygen mask. The condition of this crash helmet is complete and very good. Issued to British Army Air Corps – Glider Pilots who famously wore them during Operation Overlord, the D-day invasion and Operation Market Garden in Holland. The helmet is having most of its original brown coloured lacquered fabric cover. Internally the webbing liner is very good and the chamois remains very clean. The rubber earpiece cups are perfect and having the headphones and externally wired loom present. The leather part of the helmet is also very good, Air Ministry (AM) marked with size 6 7/8. The elastic chinstrap and snap fasteners is also good and complete. Shows traces of usage.

1st Pattern Glider Pilot Helmet in perfect original condition, rarely comes on the market!

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Weight 2000 g
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