K-1 US Air Force High Altitude Pilot Flight Helmet
Outstanding US Air Force pilot type K-1 High Altitude flight helmet in new old stock condition with original storage box. Complete with ORIGINAL face plate. The latex hood is in perfect condition which is never the case, most of the very few helmets proposed, if not all, have this part completely disintegrated, including the sealing skirt around the faceplate. Maker's label by INTERNATIONAL LATEX CORPORATION dated 1955. The fibre glass shell is complete with all the hold down cables to maintain the helmet to the MC-1 suit when pressurized . 100 % left original decal. The ORIGINAL molded plexiglass face plate is complete with all the avionics and demisting system. The original storage box is included, stamped on top "HELMET K-1 UNIT". A one in a lifetime opportunity. Sold with display.
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