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RAF WWII Dinghy Survival Balloon M-278-A - Click for the bigger picture

RAF WWII Dinghy Survival Balloon M-278-A

In original sealed issue tin. This balloon was designed to loft the aerial wire of the SCR-578 radio transmitter (Gibson Girl) and had the advantage over the aerial kite as it could be operated in still weather conditions. The outside of the tin carries full operating instructions and illustrations as to how it should be inflated via a hydrogen generator. We can't guarantee the condition of the balloon, although the tin is sealed and has never been used. An invaluable piece of kit for airmen downed over water.