Vietnam APH-5A Helicopter US Army Pilot Helmet
APH-5 Army type helicopter crew flight helmet, made by GENTEX. Dated 7/1966. Size MEDIUM. 2nd pattern with white plastic visor housing. Complete with boom mic, headphones, cable and U-93A/U jack. Leather covered cushion pads. Mint condition. Typical period equipment for helicopter crews during the early years of Vietnam war. Most pilots and door gunners will camouflage them with OG-107 paint for obvious survival reasons. These helmets will be superseded by the green ones from year 1966-67.
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