Aeronautical Headgear German
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Luftwaffe LKpN101 Netzkopfhaube Flying Helmet
this classic mesh flying helmet which has become synonymous with Luftwaffe fighter pilots in WWII. This example has a manufacturers label coded hdc indicating it was made by Luftwahrtgeratewerk Hakenfelde, Berlin-Spandau. The size stamp is 58 and is a large example and would correspond to an RAF size 3 or 4. The helmet is in nice overall condition but like many the mesh has been carefully repaired at some stage and still displays very well. This example features tan leather receiver cups and provision for the Luftwaffe three point oxygen mask and is therefore a second patter. The helmet is fully wired with receivers and throat microphones marked Ln 26779-2 and Mi 4B and also carries the short communication cord favoured by fighter pilots with a 4 point connector marked Fl 27560. Inside is commensurate with normal service use. We have had cleaner examples but would still rate this one well above average.