Flying Goggles

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RAF Mk VII flying goggles.

 

A decent pair of Mk VII flying goggles with very good frames showing light use but no serious dings or dents, clear lenses with no serious delamination problems - the right hand quarterlight showing the most signs but even that not too bad. Strap still retains good elasticity but one of its friction buckles is lacking it's locking cover - perhaps a wartime loss as the strap has been secured by sewing it in place such that they fit securely and display just fine. Leather pads are still soft, though the leather is a little dry. Nose piece is good. Overall a very good displayable set of goggles.

$300 / £228 / €255   email to secure this item

RAF Mk VII goggles

RAF Mk VII goggles

RAF Mk VII goggles

RAF Mk VII goggles

RAF Mk VII goggles

RAF Mk VII goggles

RAF Mk VII goggles

RAF Mk VII goggles

RAF Mk VII goggles

RAF Mk VII goggles

RAF Mk VII goggles

RAF Mk VII goggles

AAF Polaroid 1021 general purpose goggles, preferred by many fighter pilots.

 

Polaroid Model 1021 goggles were issued as "general purpose" goggles but being available to pilots and aircrews they were often preferred over the heavier B-8 and more dangerous AN6530 with its non-safety glass lenses. They were also favoured by US tank and armoured vehicle crews. Battle of Britain pilot Ginger Lacey is often pictured wearing a pair of these goggles later in the war. This set is grubby and well used but remains flexible and displays well. The strap has lost most of its elasticity but adjusts to fit on a helmet. Green plastic lens is clean and only lightly scratched. Overall a good, used pair of goggles.

$55 / £42 / €47   email to secure this item

AAF Polaroid 1021 goggles

AAF Polaroid 1021 goggles

AAF Polaroid 1021 goggles

AAF Polaroid 1021 goggles

Pre-WWII French Flying Goggles.

Excellent condition goggles, with soft white rubber cushions and celluloid lenses in lightweight alloy frames. Strap retains elasticity. Lenses are marked non-inflammable and have age-toned to orangey-brown. Popular with early Luftwaffe crews as well.

$125 / £100 / €110  

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Pre-WWII French flying goggles

Pre-WWII French flying goggles

Pre-WWII French flying goggles

Pre-WWII French flying goggles

Pre-WWII French flying goggles

Pre-WWII French flying goggles

Scarce RAF Mk VI anti-glare spectacles by Polaroid.

Excellent pair of Mk VI anti-glare spectacles, still with their original cardboard box with its paper insert sheet. Issued primarily to Coastal Command pilots and crews – which included a number of fighter squadrons – the spectacles provided enhanced visibility through haze over water. This pair is in remarkable condition, with perfect frames, clean chamois at the nose, elastic that still stretches perfectly and showing only the lightest delamination around the edges of the glass lenses.  Box has been written on with a name which may be period or may be later, but does not detract. A fine pair of what were never common spectacles and are becoming much harder to find these days.

$650 / £525 / €580  

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RAF Mk VI anti-glare spectacles

RAF Mk VI anti-glare spectacles

RAF Mk VI anti-glare spectacles5

RAF Mk VI anti-glare spectacles5

RAF Mk VI anti-glare spectacles

RAF Mk VI anti-glare spectacles

RAF Mk VI anti-glare spectacles

RAF Mk VI anti-glare spectacles

RAF Mk VI anti-glare spectacles

RAF Mk VI anti-glare spectacles

RAF Mk VI anti-glare spectacles

RAF Mk VI anti-glare spectacles

RAF Mk VI anti-glare spectacles

RAF Mk VI anti-glare spectacles

WWII replacement lenses for the AAF B-6, B-7, AN6530 + USN Mk II and Mk IV flying goggles.

 

Various available. Email to ask about green, amber or clear:

 

USN contract American Optical lenses clear (paper wrapped, unopened):

Per pair  $35 / £30 /3€30 

A few loose (unwrapped) pairs and a few singles. email your needs.

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AAF / USN AN6530 goggle lenses

AAF / USN AN6530 goggle lenses

AAF / USN AO clear lenses for AN6530

AAF / USN AO clear lenses for AN6530

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Superb original WWI WRAF photograph

 

Excellent and large fornat original photograph showing three women of the WRAF in WWI. an outstanding example of the uniforms they wore c.1918-19.  Approx. 4" x 6" with slight creasing / cracking at bottom corners.

 

£28 / $35  / €30  email for more details