Aeronautical Headgear North American
Stock No. 112
Price = n/a
USAAF A-9 Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture

USAAF A-9 Flying Helmet

A good original example in olive drab canvas but does not ever appear to have had receivers fitted. The helmet incorporates various clips and snaps for goggle and oxygen mask attachment and the leather chin strap is fitted with a sheepskin cover. Inside is a manufacturing label confirming the helmet is a type A-9, together with a 1942 contract date. It also features a further webbing label stamped AF-13 and another size label marked Large, although we would rate the helmet not bigger than medium. A nice original WWII helmet at an entry level price.