Flying Helmet

Item

Title

Flying Helmet

Description

A Type C (22C/877-880, sizes 1-4) leather flight helmet with oxygen mask attachment. The first wired flying helmet introduced into the R.A.F./R.C.A.F. service in 1944 was an improved Type C with factory installed receivers and wiring which became standard for general purpose issue. The wired version was cut from the exact same pattern as the original, and differed little except for having the built-in wiring loom and plug connector on the left side of the chin for the oxygen mask microphone lead. The front goggle retaining straps were omitted and the leather chinstrap was replaced with one of grey elastic webbing.

Date

1944

Identifier

017.029.001

Medium

Leather, metal, rubber

Type

Featured

Rights Holder

2021 Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Mount Hope, Ontario, Canada.