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!