June 2010 – On display is my RAF late model WW2 era C type flight helmet and H type Oxygen mask. The C helmet was a design to improve on the B type helmet and was introudced in 1942 to all frontline units.
The helmet has chamosis lined padding like the E helmet in my previous articles.
The goggles are not WW2 era but close to show what the period era pilot wore.
(These goggles nowdays Mk 8 type can cost $250-700 to acquire just abit too much for my likes).
The C helmet was made from leather and was well liked, many USAAF pilots preferred this over the USAAF A-11 type flight helmet.