HGU-26 16th TFTS US Air Force Pilot Flight Helmet
Set including a HGU-26/P flight helmet and matching MBU-5/P oxygen mask from the 1978-83 era. The HGU-26/P helmet is complete with avionics. The shell has been painted black with a yellow & black checkerboard on the visor cover, matching the 16th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron F-16 rudders. The visor's cover rear area has been protected with medical tape to prevent the helmet from scratching the aircraft's canopy, a common practice in the fighter squadrons during this era. Size LARGE. The oxygen mask made by SCOTT is a MBU-5/P size REGULAR/NARROW, dated 1982, complete with microphone, cable and jack. These masks are now difficult to source in good condition because of their hardshell extremely fragile nature. The set is sold with the display head. An impressive and perfect display for an office and a great conversation piece. Iconic and must have item in any flight helmet collection.
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