Aeronautical Headgear German
Stock No. PC201
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Luftwaffe K-33 winter Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture

Luftwaffe K-33 winter Flying Helmet

this was the standard WW11 unwired 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 but is documented in manufacture certainly until 1943 with later examples carrying the provision for attaching two and three point oxygen mask. This helmet is of the latter type but has had the rear oxygen mask adjusting strap removed with the brow oxygen mask clip locked in position. This may have been an in-service modification. The leather is in excellent condition with no issues and both the goggle snaps are in place and working. The chin strap buckles show minor rust Inside carries fur lining. No makers label appears to have been fitted to this helmet but it is of a medium size. Generally this helmet would represent an excellent addition to a Luftwaffe collection at an entry level price