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Scarce South African made Type B flying helmet.

One of the more scarce of the Commonwealth flying helmets, the SAAF helmet was made from pigskin in dark brown or black leather and lined with brown suede or perhaps antelope. The pattern is very similar to the RAF model, although the cut is a little more rounded, and features a standard single-prong buckle fastening on the chin strap and rear strap. This example has definitely been there and can only be described as fair condition. There is some damage to the leather on a couple of the panels (see photographs), although it seems quite robust and still displays quite well. It is lacking its rear strap and the chin strap is quite worn. It has a property mark and a name printed on the chamois donut inside the receiver housing. The zipped ear compartments are fitted with rubber receiver cups and have NOS sponge rubber pads to help keep their shape. No the best, but quite a rare helmet.

$295 / £240/ €275

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Scarce South African made Type B flying helmet

Scarce South African made Type B flying helmet

Scarce South African made Type B flying helmet

Scarce South African made Type B flying helmet

Scarce South African made Type B flying helmet

Scarce South African made Type B flying helmet

Scarce South African made Type B flying helmet

Scarce South African made Type B flying helmet

Scarce South African made Type B flying helmet

Scarce South African made Type B flying helmet

Scarce South African made Type B flying helmet

Scarce South African made Type B flying helmet

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Scarce South African made Type B flying helmet

Scarce South African made Type B flying helmet

Scarce South African made Type B flying helmet

Scarce South African made Type B flying helmet

Scarce South African made Type B flying helmet

Scarce South African made Type B flying helmet

Scarce South African made Type B flying helmet

Scarce South African made Type B flying helmet

RAF Mk3A flying helmet.

Superb example of the ever popular Mk 3 "bone dome" helmet, this being the 3A model, with the oxygen mask hooks omitted and a boom microphone fitted instead. Primarily used in helicopters by the RAF, British Army and Royal Navy. The Mk 3 series uses a Mk 2A helmet shell with a Mk 1 visor. Appears to be in mint, unissued condition, the shell has no blemishes and the visor is as clean and unscratched as it could be, complete with its black cotton protective cover. This would be very difficult to upgrade.

$380 / £300/ €355

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RAF Mk3A flying helmet

RAF Mk3A flying helmet

RAF Mk3A flying helmet

RAF Mk3A flying helmet

RAF Mk3A flying helmet

RAF Mk3A flying helmet

RAF Mk3A flying helmet

RAF Mk3A flying helmet

RAF Mk3A flying helmet

RAF Mk3A flying helmet

RAF Mk3A flying helmet

RAF Mk3A flying helmet

RAF Mk3A flying helmet

RAF Mk3A flying helmet

RAF Mk3A flying helmet

RAF Mk3A flying helmet

RAF Mk3A flying helmet

RAF Mk3A flying helmet

RAF Mk3A flying helmet

RAF Mk3A flying helmet

RAF Mk3A flying helmet

RAF Mk3A flying helmet

Rare complete set of AAF flyer's anti-flak armour comprising

M-1/M-2 vest (front and back

with built-in apron) and attached M-5 groin armour.

Extremely rare complete set of flyer's anti-flak armour. This set was specifically for pilots and  crew members who were in a seated position throughout the flight in vulnerable positions exposed to enemy fire and flak. The set is complete, in excellent condition and extremely heavy. Overlapping manganese plates with OD canvas covering on the front and white corduroy lining. This is the only example I have ever seen with the groin and thigh armour attached and is complete with all straps, tabs and press stud fasteners. 

$1,200 / £950 / €1,115

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Rare complete set of AAF flyer's anti-flak armour comprising M-2 and M-2 vest (front and back with b

Rare complete set of AAF flyer's anti-flak armour comprising M-2 and M-2 vest (front and back with b

Rare complete set of AAF flyer's anti-flak armour comprising M-2 and M-2 vest (front and back with b

Rare complete set of AAF flyer's anti-flak armour comprising M-2 and M-2 vest (front and back with b

Rare complete set of AAF flyer's anti-flak armour comprising M-2 and M-2 vest (front and back with b

Rare complete set of AAF flyer's anti-flak armour comprising M-2 and M-2 vest (front and back with b

Rare complete set of AAF flyer's anti-flak armour comprising M-2 and M-2 vest (front and back with b

Rare complete set of AAF flyer's anti-flak armour comprising M-2 and M-2 vest (front and back with b

Rare complete set of AAF flyer's anti-flak armour comprising M-2 and M-2 vest (front and back with b

Rare complete set of AAF flyer's anti-flak armour comprising M-2 and M-2 vest (front and back with b

Rare complete set of AAF flyer's anti-flak armour comprising M-2 and M-2 vest (front and back with b

Rare complete set of AAF flyer's anti-flak armour comprising M-2 and M-2 vest (front and back with b

Rare complete set of AAF flyer's anti-flak armour comprising M-2 and M-2 vest (front and back with b

Rare complete set of AAF flyer's anti-flak armour comprising M-2 and M-2 vest (front and back with b

Rare complete set of AAF flyer's anti-flak armour comprising M-2 and M-2 vest (front and back with b

Rare complete set of AAF flyer's anti-flak armour comprising M-2 and M-2 vest (front and back with b

Rare complete set of AAF flyer's anti-flak armour comprising M-2 and M-2 vest (front and back with b

Rare complete set of AAF flyer's anti-flak armour comprising M-2 and M-2 vest (front and back with b

Rare complete set of AAF flyer's anti-flak armour comprising M-2 and M-2 vest (front and back with b

Rare complete set of AAF flyer's anti-flak armour comprising M-2 and M-2 vest (front and back with b

Rare complete set of AAF flyer's anti-flak armour comprising M-2 and M-2 vest (front and back with b

Rare complete set of AAF flyer's anti-flak armour comprising M-2 and M-2 vest (front and back with b

Rare complete set of AAF flyer's anti-flak armour comprising M-2 and M-2 vest (front and back with b

Rare complete set of AAF flyer's anti-flak armour comprising M-2 and M-2 vest (front and back with b

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard.

436 "Chinthe" Squadron, RCAF (named after the Buddhist Lion), flew Dakota transport aircraft in India and Burma from 1944 to 1945. This is their original unit history: 166 well-illustrated pages about the crews who flew the aircraft and the people of Burma they got to know. The half-pint tankard is silver plated on brass (EPNS) with a traditional glass bottom. It is engraved on one side "RCAF, India Burma 436 Chinthe Sqdrn" and on the other side "J.S. Loveridge" and "Jack". Jack Loveridge is listed among the squadron personnel in the back of the book. The tankard is heavily tarnished and much of the silver has worn off – clearly many a pint has passed through it! Lovely set and a rare unit history.

$200 / £160 / €185

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RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

RCAF 436 squadron unit history and named silver tankard

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