US Air Force P-1 Jet Pilot Flight Helmet + Oxygen Mask
US Air Force P-1A flight helmet A-13A oxygen mask and B-8 flying goggles set. Helmet is a LARGE size circa 1951-1953 production by LITE MFG. CORP. Phenolic resin shell. Original green squadron finish with some paint loss but no cracks. Complete with headset, cable and plug. US AIR FORCE stamped leather and nylon liner with maker's label. Also included is a very rare A-13A (pre MS-22001), circa 1945-1950. Rubber is pliable but the microphone housing is cracked. Complete with early 191A2 connector. The Goggles are B-8 with chamois lining, stamped US AIR FORCE. Very rare early US Air Force set, typical of the Korean war era fighter pilots flying on F-86 SABRE or F-80 SHOOTING STAR. P-1 and P-1A helmets are easy to distinguish from the P-1B as they don't have the three dimples on each side for the visor's brackets later installed on the P-3's. Display bust is included.
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