US NAVY APH-5 Pilot Flight Helmet & Oxygen Mask
US Navy APH-5 jet fighter pilot helmet with matching MS-22001 oxygen mask, circa 1956-60. The helmet is complete with leather covered pads, earphones , cable and jack. Size LARGE by GENERAL TEXTILE MILLS. Period upgrade with HARDMANN chrome receivers for the oxygen mask's hard shell and "Christmas Tree" attachment. The helmet shell has been covered with reflecting tape to facilitate the pilots rescue in case of ditching over water. Boom mike on the right side to use the coms when the mask isn't attached. MS-22001 oxygen mask is a MEDIUM size, made by ACUSHNET dated 1956, with microphone and HARDMAN hardshell with "CHRISTMAS TREES" fasteners. MC-3 oxygen connector. Also included are both original protective bags for the helmet and the mask. A very nice helmet, typical equipment of early carrier pilots, like the A-1 Skyraider crews. Display head is included.
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