WWII 'B' Type Flying Helmet
An original 'B' type helmet of an unusual specification. A near identical example is shown on page 230 of Mick Prodger's book of vintage Flying Helmets and is listed as South African Airforce. It is constructed of pigskin with receiver cups fitted and zips in working order. On the downside, the rear adjustment strap has been removed and the leather shell is showing heavy wear. The interior has doughnuts fitted and is clean. Snaps for a 'D' type oxygen mask are fitted. The helmet is not wired, but we have added receivers foams for display purposes. Not the best example, but a rare helmet to add to your 'B' type collection.