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5078 Luftwaffe LKpW101 Winter flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture New Stock Luftwaffe LKpW101 Winter flying Helmet - A classic of the standard pattern which was introduced into service in 1938 and then served throughout WW11. The brown leather leather shell is in excellent condition and still supple with a lambs wool interior lining which shows some service grub,commensurate with use. The goggle straps are good and the metal buckles and oxygen mask clips show none of the normal tarnishing or rust and are therefore likely to be the early nickel plated examples . The avionics are complete and the helmet is fitted with the early round Mi4C throat microphones coded bxo, an indication this helmet is from early production .This seems to be confirmed by the label that states the makers name Siemens rather than just a manufacturing code used on later production helmets . The helmet is fitted with a long communication cord and four-pole break coupling. A super helmet and and as a final bonus the helmet label is marked 59 making it a scarce large size which would correspond in RAF sizing to a generous size 4. This one certainly ticks all the boxes and whilst not mint and boxed it is a classic example that has most certainly seen some action . It won’t be with us long!

£345.00
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5176 Luftwaffe LKpN101 Netzkopfhaube Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture New Stock Luftwaffe LKpN101 Netzkopfhaube Flying Helmet - this classic mesh flying helmet which has become synonymous with Luftwaffe fighter pilots in WW11.This example has a manufacturers label coded bxo indicating it was made by Deutsche Telphonwerke und Kabelindustrie AG,Berlin SO 36. The size stamp is 57 and hand written inside the crown is the name Hans Schmidt as well as D.F.L. which could be the initials of another owner. The helmet is in well used condition with a crack in the leather receiver housing on the left side whilst the netting is generally in very good shape. This example features tan leather receiver cups and provision for the Luftwaffe two point oxygen mask and is therefore an early pattern.This is reconfirmed by the throat microphones which are also marked bxo and Ln 26779-3 and are the earlier issue round type.The helmet carries the short communication cord favoured by fighter pilots but is interestingly fitted with what we believe to be a Russian issue 4 point communication plug and lead. This has clearly been retro fitted but can not establish if it was perhaps captured and subsequently used by a Russian airman or if the plug and cord has been replaced at a later date . We speculate this helmet may have been wreck recovered which would explain the damage mentioned and might explain the fitment of the Russian plug . We have seen cleaner helmets but this example still displays very well and is on offer at an entry level price. £265.00
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1970 Luftwaffe LKpS101 Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture In Stock Luftwaffe LKpS101 Flying Helmet - First introduced in 1938, this is the Summer Luftwaffe flying helmet made from the salt and pepper material as used for the Fliegerkombi. The helmet is in very clean condition although whilst the receivers are in place the wiring loom and throat microphones have been removed from the helmet at some stage . This could be replaced as a restoration project or alternative provides an excellent entry level display helmet in its current form. It fitted for a 3 point oxygen mask, and all snaps an buckles are in place . Inside the silk lining is in good clean condition but exhibits some wear in the brow section . The helmet carries a maker's label named to Siemens with a BAL ink stamp and is clearly dated 27th June 1938 so is clearly from the very first batch of production . The lining also carries a further label reading Bekleidungswerke Neumünster Grüße 56 which we understand refers to ‘Clothing Works Neumünster’. LKpS101 helmets are new becoming hard to source so despite the modifications, it makes an excellent display helmet at an entry level price.
£195.00
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6379 Leitz Pattern Goggles - Click for the bigger picture Sold Leitz Pattern Goggles - We recently bought this set with a small collection of Luftwaffe flight headgear.They are technically general purpose goggles intended for motorized troops but whilst this was their designated use they are seen in period photos being worn by Luftwaffe aircrew and a near identical pair is listed in Anders Skotte’s reference book 'Luftwaffe Flight Headgear' where he describes as ‘flight goggles’. In appearance they are often confused with Model 306 but when placed alongside they are noticeably smaller in terms of frame and lens size. The rubber cushions are 100% sound and no perishing and the stitching is perfect . The olive green alloy frames have almost all the original olive paint on them . The single screw central nose bar adjuster is marked M.W. and on opposite side is stamped 42 dating them to 1942 .The clear glass lenses fitted are exceptional and no fogging or damage.The original grey elastic back strap is fitted with correct adjusters but has lost some elasticity over the years but is fine for display purposes. Below each frame is a slide ventilation adjuster bar and really the only fault is on the right frame the adjuster end has broken off but does not notice or detract from a display point of view .The rubber face pads are stamped 18 and R on one and 28 on the other.All Luftwaffe flight goggles are getting very hard to find now so these represent an excellent alternative at an entry level price. A Recent Sale
6378 Splitterschutzbrille Pattern Anti Splinter Flying Goggles - Click for the bigger picture Sold Splitterschutzbrille Pattern Anti Splinter Flying Goggles - These came in with a small Luftwaffe collection we have recently purchased . The previous owner was sadly sold this set of second pattern Nitsche and Gunther pattern goggles as originals by an unscrupulous dealer and unfortunately this has proved an expensive exercise for him . Sadly many ‘replicas’ of this pattern are available on the market (some less generous would call them fakes) and when purchasing it is very much a case of ‘Caveat Emptor’ when considering parting with a large chunk of the collecting budget and even more so if you don’t have the goggles in your hand. Many of these replicas originated from the Czech Republic although we are told by our contacts in that country the gentleman who made them is no longer with us and production has (currently) ceased. We have no idea of the origins of this set but they have been decently executed but are let down by a less than convincing back strap . The rigid frames are excellent and on reverse they are indistinctly marked "NiGuRa" and on the opposite side is stamped a ‘2’. Excellent tinted glass convex lenses are fitted and displayed with the ‘Netzkopfhaube’ flying helmet we have just listed they look the business. So an ideal purchase for a film company or reenactor who would not want to risk using an original but equally appealing to a collector to set off a Luftwaffe flying helmet display- for the fraction of the price of the real thing. We were advised the last of the Czech production was being offered in 2012 at EU 500 so grab a bargain whilst you can!



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4739 Luftwaffe LKpN101 Netzkopfhaube Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture Sold Luftwaffe LKpN101 Netzkopfhaube Flying Helmet - this classic mesh flying helmet which has become synonymous with Luftwaffe fighter pilots in WW11.This example has a manufacturers label coded hdc indicating it was made by Luftwahrtgeratewerk Hakenfelde, Berlin-Spandau.The size stamp is 58 and is a large example and would correspond to an RAF size 3 or 4 . The helmet is in nice overall condition but like many the mesh has been carefully repaired at some stage and still displays very well . This example features tan leather receiver cups and provision for the Luftwaffe three point oxygen mask and is therefore a second patter. The helmet is fully wired with receivers and throat microphones marked Ln 26779-2 and Mi 4B and also carries the short communication cord favoured by fighter pilots with a 4 point connector marked Fl 27560 . Inside is commensurate with normal service use. We have had cleaner examples but would still rate this one well above average.

A Recent Sale
4725 Luftwaffe LKpW101 Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture Sold Luftwaffe LKpW101 Flying Helmet - An excellent example of the standard Winter pattern with a leather shell and sheepskin lining. Generally in excellent issued condition with all correct snaps and buckles in place, together with provision for attaching a 3 point oxygen mask. The metal parts show minor age related rust. The helmet is fully wired with long communication cord fitted with a 4 pin jack plug marked Fl 27650 and also carries lozenge shaped throat microphones embossed Ln 26779-2. Inside the label is in place confirming the helmet was made Siemens and Gerat nos 124-436A. The label carries various other ink stamps but these are not clear. The Perspex receiver covers are still in place and not damaged like so many .The only issue with this helmet is the inner brow lining pad has been removed at some stage but this is not visible when on display . An excellent display helmet in above the average condition.

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2944 Luftwaffe FK-33 Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture Sold Luftwaffe FK-33 Flying Helmet - this was the standard WW11 unwired summer helmet for use by aircrew for primary training as well as for combat crew positions where no communication was necessary . These were also used by single engine fighter pilots early on during the Blitzkrieg in 1939/40. It is interesting by mid war virtually all crew positions required radio contact this helmet is documented in manufacture certainly until 1943 with later examples carrying the provision for attaching two and three point oxygen mask. Our example appears to be an interim version with clips for an oxygen mask and interestingly carries a crown snap fastener which is believed to be an early attachment method for a tree point mask .An identical helmet is featured in Mick Prodger’s ‘Vintage Flying Helmets’ book, bottom of page 232.Inside the cotton lining is close to perfect and judging from the overall exceptional condition and appears to have seen only very light use . A fine specimen often missing from WW11 Luftwaffe collections .A further bonus is it is a good size, possibly a 58.
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3903 Luftwaffe K-33 Grey Leather Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture Sold Luftwaffe K-33 Grey Leather Flying Helmet - this example being of similar deign to the summer version K-34 helmet we have also listed today but is the winter version, having a short pile lambs wool lining. This helmet has no label but seems to be a medium size . It has provision for a 3 point oxygen mask looks to be mid war production . Grey leather helmets do not appear on the market very often, and are reported to have often been used in conjunction with the grey leather flight suits favoured by Me 262 pilots . A near identical specification helmet to ours is illustrated in Mick Prodger’s ‘Luftwaffe v RAF Fight Clothing’ book on page 23. Another often missed pattern that could complete a gap in the more specialist Luftwaffe collection. A Recent Sale
6235 Nitsche & Gunther Splitterschutzbrille Flying Goggles - Click for the bigger picture Sold Nitsche & Gunther Splitterschutzbrille Flying Goggles - Designed by the Luftwaffe medical expert Dr Knothe to provide eye protection to aircrew and reduce the chances of injury from splinter damage caused by shrapnel.This was achieved by the curvature of the lenses. This is a late war example, introduced into service in 1944 with the frame being moulded in three sections with a hinged bridge over the nose and they look particularly good with the tinted lenses fitted which are also in great shape. The back strap is manufacturer from plain ribbed non elastic silk on each side with an elasticized section at the back between two buckles; this still retains its elasticity .While some good copies of these goggles manufactured in Czechoslovakia are available on the market we have checked these in detail and are happy to guarantee them as original . However please feel free to ask for more detailed pictures prior to purchasing to check them out yourself so don't just take our word for it! This pattern really are getting like ‘hen’s teeth’ and these are only the third set we have had here in the last 10 years. Please also check out the other Luftwaffe flying headgear we are listing today !

A Recent Sale
PC191 Model 295 Luftwaffe flying Goggles by O.W. Wagener & Co Rathenow - Click for the bigger picture Sold Model 295 Luftwaffe flying Goggles by O.W. Wagener & Co Rathenow - the aluminium frame confirm this example is late war production, as earlier examples featured painted brass construction . These is clearly marked O.W. confirming manufacturer . The rubber is in first class condition and we have not seen better. The classic oversized lenses are the rather sexy tinted ones which look great on display and are in close to mint condition with no fogging or other damage . The Germans only fitted first class lenses to their goggles and certainly no nasty Perspex as used in period RAF goggles .The back strap is original in olive drab elastic and still elastic and fitted with correct connectors and adjusters and is named to T.Konczy. Period Luftwaffe goggles are getting increasingly hard to find now and this set is as good as we have had here . A near identical example is illustrated in Mick Prodger’s excellent book ‘Vintage Flying Helmets’ at the bottom of page 243. If you can afford a top draw set grab these whilst you can as they won’t be here long! A Recent Sale
PC189 Luftwaffe Model 306 Fliegerschutzbrille by O.W.Wagner & Co - Click for the bigger picture Sold Luftwaffe Model 306 Fliegerschutzbrille by O.W.Wagner & Co - flying goggles model 306 which are often referred to as by the generic term Leitz.This set are in average plus issued condition. The rubber face cushions show some age wear but are generally good for display purposes. The central nose bridge is good and is fitted with two small adjust screws. It is maker marked to the reverse O.W.The black painted alloy frames are good and are fitted with above average glass lenses. The original back strap is still elastic and in very good shape.The original issue card box and spare lenses are now absent.These goggles are now getting hard to find in any condition; these are realistically priced to reflect their overall condition A Recent Sale
PC180 Luftwaffe Model 10-6701 Two point oxygen mask - Click for the bigger picture Sold Luftwaffe Model 10-6701 Two point oxygen mask - To complement the other Luftwaffe items we have listed today is this incredibly scarce two point oxygen mask. Almost all that surface on the collectors market today have been lake recovered or are largely rebuilt with non original parts and harness fitted. This example is 100% original and is clearly early production using green rubber with a chamois leather face apron. Later in the war supplies of masks to this specification dried up as all rubber production was at that time controlled by the allies and the Luftwaffe had then to rely on black synthetic manufactured masks. It does not carry any makers marks or codes but it is embossed 2 indicating the size .The harness is in top condition with the green rubber of the mask below it showing close to the original shade. The mask features a double strap harness arrangement and is located on a central lug. The straps terminate with large retaining clips. The oxygen tube is again in very crisp condition with the bulldog clip being clearly marked AB confirming the maker Auer. These masks were favoured by fighter pilots; please check out the how good this example looks when displayed with the LKpN 101 helmet we have listed today . We make no apology for the price we are asking .This is a fine example of a fighter pilots oxygen mask that would be hard to better and therefore attracts the same, if not more interest, than the RAF D mask that now regularly achieve a similar or greater price . A Recent Sale
4683 Auer 302 Neophan Glider Pilot's Goggles - Click for the bigger picture Sold Auer 302 Neophan Glider Pilot's Goggles - These were designed for both motorcycle and aircrew use and date from the pre-war and WWII period. The frame is nickel plated with leather face cushions and sprung elastic back strap. This pattern had the advantage of providing a wide field of view. This set is fitted with Perspex lenses which we believe to be replacements but an excellent display example of a scarce NSFK issue goggles. A Recent Sale
PC178 Nitsche & Gunther Splitterschutzbrille Flying Goggles - Click for the bigger picture Sold Nitsche & Gunther Splitterschutzbrille Flying Goggles - Designed by the Luftwaffe medical expert Dr Knothe to provide eye protection to aircrew and reduce the chances of injury from splinter damage caused by shrapnel.This was achieved by the curvature of the lenses. This is a late war example, introduced into service in 1944 with the frame being moulded in three sections with a hinged bridge over the nose.The inside of the is embossed 'Nigura.' This stands for Nitsche & Günther, Rathenow , the town in Germany where the goggles were manufactured. The silken finish elastic back strap is in good shape with minor rust to the buckle and the set comes complete with issue tin,which shows minor age wear and Luftwaffe stores code Fl 30550.While some good copies of these goggles manufactured in Czechoslovakia are available on the market we have checked these in detail and believe them to be an original issue item.However please feel free to ask for more detailed pictures prior to purchasing to check out the detail and don't just take our word for it! Please check out the other Luftwaffe flying headgear we are listing today ! A Recent Sale
PC177 Luftwaffe Model LKpN101 Netzkopfhaube Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture Sold Luftwaffe Model LKpN101 Netzkopfhaube Flying Helmet - A near text book example of the classic mesh flying helmet which has become synonymous with Luftwaffe fighter pilots in WW11.This example has a manufacturers label coded hdc indicating it was made by Luftwahrtgeratewerk Hakenfelde, Berlin-Spandau.The size stamp is not clear but it is a large example and would correspond to an RAF size 4 so possibly a 58 or 59 European size. The helmet is near perfect inside and out , featuring tan leather receiver cups and provision for the Luftwaffe three point oxygen mask. The helmet is fully wired with receivers and throat microphones and also carries the short communication cord favoured by fighter pilots. The netting is also faultless and we would say impossible to find a crisper example and fully satisfies the collectors criteria 'always buy the best you can afford'.
Please note the oxygen mask and splinter goggles illustrated are for display purposes only and this sale is for the helmet alone although both items are available and are being listed separately.
A Recent Sale
4747 Luftwaffe Fliegerbrille Flying Goggles DR352 - Click for the bigger picture Sold Luftwaffe Fliegerbrille Flying Goggles DR352 - A near text book example in original issue box indicating manufactured by Phillipp M. Winter werk no. 1597. The goggles are fitted with clear lenses and the nose bridge is dated (19)42. The back strap is in near perfect condition and a spare set of tinted lenses in cloth pouches marked umbral 75% complete the set. The issue box shows some age wear but otherwise would be hard to improve upon. A Recent Sale
3780 LKp S101 Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture Sold LKp S101 Flying Helmet - First introduced in 1938, this is the Summer Luftwaffe flying helmet made from the salt and pepper material as used for the Fliegerkombi. The helmet is in very clean condition and is fitted with a wiring loom and throat microphones, although the receivers and perspex covers have been removed. While originally having provision for a 3 point oxygen mask, the top attachment loop and strap have been removed at some stage. This could well be a field modification if the helmet was only used with a 2 point attachment mask. The silk lining is in good clean condition and carries a maker's label named to Siemens and stamped GR57, so is a small size. Despite the modifications, it makes an excellent display helmet at an entry level price. A Recent Sale
560 Luftwaffe LKpW101 Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture Sold Luftwaffe LKpW101 Flying Helmet - An example of the Winter pattern with a leather shell and sheepskin lining. Generally in excellent issued condition with all correct snaps and buckles in place, together with provision for attaching a 3 point oxygen mask. It does, however, lack a wiring loom or throat microphones but the attachment point for these is in place, so with the correct spares, could be upgraded to original condition. Inside the label is in place confirming it was made by Hersteller and various other stamps including Gr57. A Recent Sale
4599 Luftwaffe LKpW101 Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture Sold Luftwaffe LKpW101 Flying Helmet - A clean example of the standard winter flying helmet used by the German Air Force in WWII. The leather is in excellent condition as is the lambswool fur lining but the helmet is lacking receivers and wiring loom. The interior carries a manufacturer's label confirming made by Siemens and ink stamped GR58. Good entry level helmet in a decent size. A Recent Sale
3801 LKp N101 'Netzkopfhaube' Flying helmet - Click for the bigger picture Sold LKp N101 'Netzkopfhaube' Flying helmet - A classic helmet favoured by Luftwaffe fighter pilots and this is the desirable first pattern wih provision for attaching the two point oxygen mask. The net section is in exceptional condition and the dark brown leather receiver housings exhibit just minor service wear. A long wiring loom and 4 pin plug is fitted together with early round Bakelite covered throat microphones. Inside is as you would expect and reflects the condition of the exterior. Original manufacturer's label with code bxo, indicating the helmet was made by Deutsche Telephonwerke und Kabelindustrie AG, Berlin. It is complete with ink stamp Gr59. The interior perspex receiver covers are still in place and in good condition. In summary, a desirable early example that would sit happily in any collection. A Recent Sale
4226 Luftwaffe Splitterschutzbrille Flying Goggles - Click for the bigger picture Sold Luftwaffe Splitterschutzbrille Flying Goggles - This pair are extremely high quality replicas, although they were sold to the previous owner as the real thing. We believe these to be manufactured in Eastern Europe and represent the third type developed by Nitsche & Gunther and feature a three piece hinged frame and a silken elastic back strap. These goggles were designed with curved lenses to deflect small splinters of shrapnel, while providing excellent optical qualities. With originals now changing hands for £400-£600, these represent excellent value either for display in a collection or for the re-enactor. A Recent Sale
598 Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture Sold Flying Helmet - Luftwaffe, WWII, Model LKpW 101, winter weight, rabbit fur lining, full electrics including throat mike. A Recent Sale
PC66 Nitsche & Gunther Splitterschutzbrille flying goggles case - Click for the bigger picture Sold Nitsche & Gunther Splitterschutzbrille flying goggles case - Sadly we do not have the splinter goggles it once contained, but this would make an excellent addition if you own a set without the case. It would also make an interesting display item in its own right. Retaining around 70% of the original olive drab paint, the front is embossed Behatter Fur Flieger-Splitterschutzbrillen Mit Ultrasin-Glasern A Nr.30550. This case would be for the 2nd pattern goggles with the hinged nose piece. 7" (18cm) A Recent Sale
PC48 LKpN101 Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture Sold LKpN101 Flying Helmet - Superb Luftwaffe fighter pilot's Netzcopfhaube flying helmet. This has been with the same private collector for the last 34 years and whilst we do not have any history, it is believed the owner served in North Africa. The helmet is in totally original condition and features the short communication cord favoured by fighter pilots. This has a 4 pin connector and the helmet is fitted with Mi4b throat microphones. Other than minor wear to the receiver cups, this helmet is about as good as they come. It has provision for a 2 point oxygen mask.
The 10-6701 oxygen mask illustrated has already been sold separately so this sale is for the LkpN 101 helmet alone.
A Recent Sale
1653 Luftwaffe LKpN 101 'Netzkopfhaube' Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture Sold Luftwaffe LKpN 101 'Netzkopfhaube' Flying Helmet - An example of the first pattern net flying helmet, synonymous with Luftwaffe WWII fighter pilots. This is the early pattern with provision for the two stud attachment 1069 oxygen mask. This helmet appear to have had a hard war with all electrics removed and an RAF oxygen mask clip added. We were told it was recovered from a German crash site and used subsequently by an RAF pilot. It has a manufacturer's label indicating code bxo, so was made by Deutsche Telephonwerke und Kabelindustrie Ag, Berlin. Some wear to netting but an interesting example which no doubt has a story to tell if it could only speak! Small size. A Recent Sale
345 Luftwaffe Flying Helmet Model LKpW 101 - Click for the bigger picture Sold Luftwaffe Flying Helmet Model LKpW 101 - WWII, winter weight, fur lining. Ear phones fitted but lacking throat mike and jack plug. A Recent Sale
331 Luftwaffe Flying Helmet Type FK33 - Click for the bigger picture Sold Luftwaffe Flying Helmet Type FK33 - WWII, brown leather, as used for training and by glider pilots. Never fitted with wiring, fur lining. A Recent Sale
PC26 Luftwaffe K-33 Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture Sold Luftwaffe K-33 Flying Helmet - WWII, unwired, brown leather with lamb's wool lining. Provision for two or three point oxygen mask. Nicely dated 1938 and stamped KGzbV, showing the owner was with the Special Purpose Combat Wing. Excellent condition. A Recent Sale
708 Luftwaffe Flying Helmet Model LKpS 101 - Click for the bigger picture Sold Luftwaffe Flying Helmet Model LKpS 101 - WWII, summer weight, cloth outer, silk lining, complete with wiring but earphones and throat mike removed. A Recent Sale
647 Luftwaffe Flying Goggles - Click for the bigger picture Sold Luftwaffe Flying Goggles - WWII, standard pattern, one piece rubber mask, clear lenses, original back strap. A Recent Sale
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