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AAF Type B-8 Flying Goggles.

 

Very good pair of Type B-8 Flying Goggles by Polaroid. Unusual version made without the chamois backing, having a textured rubber finish instead. "Aviation green" acetate lens and green elastic and webbing strap. Very little elasticity left, but rubber is perfectly pliable and these are in very good condition, well-marked.

$120 / £85 / €100  

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AAF Type B-8 Flying Goggles

AAF Type B-8 Flying Goggles

AAF Type B-8 Flying Goggles

AAF Type B-8 Flying Goggles

AAF Type B-8 Flying Goggles

AAF Type B-8 Flying Goggles

AAF Type B-8 Flying Goggles

AAF Type B-8 Flying Goggles

RAF Type D Flying Gauntlets in unissued condition. 

 

Remarkable pair of RAF Type D Flying Gauntlets in unissued condition. Not a good colour match, which is typical, since left and right gloves were generally produced in different facilities, but both are size 9 and have matching labels with nice Air Ministry markings. Once common, these are now getting harder to find in such good condition.

 

$135 / £98 / €112 

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RAF Type D Flying Gauntlets

RAF Type D Flying Gauntlets

RAF Type D Flying Gauntlets

RAF Type D Flying Gauntlets

RAF Type D Flying Gauntlets

RAF Type D Flying Gauntlets

Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots.

 

Absolutely stunning pair of Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots. These boots are in immaculate condition, showing very light wear and no damage. Original Wilop soles are well marked and each boot is labeled next to the zip runner. Great sheepskin linings, black leather shoe section and black suede upper all in superb condition. Good working zips and electrical connectors still in place, not cut off as so many were.  Very difficult to upgrade this pair.

 

$575 / £415 / €480 

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Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots

Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots

Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots

Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots

Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots

Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots

Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots

Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots

Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots

Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots

Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots

Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots

Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots

Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots

Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots

Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots

Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots

Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots

Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots

Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots

Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots

Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots

Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots

Luftwaffe electrically-heated flying boots

RAF / FAA floating knife for K-Dinghy.

 

Quite a scarce survival item: the knife for the K-dinghy is significantly smaller than that issued with the larger multi-place dinghies. Intend to be cemented to the side of the dinghy, it was often attached to the Mae West, especially by Fleet Air Arm crews, so the dinghy could be cut loose quickly in an emergency ditching. Well marked with Stores Ref. No. this example is in excellent condition, retaining its cord, leather scabbard and rubberized backing fabric.

 

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RAF / FAA floating knife for K-Dinghy

RAF / FAA floating knife for K-Dinghy

RAF / FAA floating knife for K-Dinghy

RAF / FAA floating knife for K-Dinghy

RAF / FAA floating knife for K-Dinghy

RAF / FAA floating knife for K-Dinghy

RAF / FAA floating knife for K-Dinghy

RAF / FAA floating knife for K-Dinghy

RAF / FAA floating knife for K-Dinghy

RAF / FAA floating knife for K-Dinghy

RAF / FAA floating knife for K-Dinghy

RAF / FAA floating knife for K-Dinghy

RAF / FAA Large Heliograph signal mirror for dinghy.

 

The heliograph signalling mirror was made in 2 sizes: a 2" diameter version which was carried in the mae west pocket, and this 4" version which was issued with all dinghies. This larger size was the preferred and recommended type, with the smaller version being considered less accurate and effective.  The larger version is not often seen these days. this example is in excellent condition, with no rusting or staining as often found. 

 

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RAF / FAA Large Heliograph signal mirror for dinghy

RAF / FAA Large Heliograph signal mirror for dinghy

RAF / FAA Large Heliograph signal mirror for dinghy

RAF / FAA Large Heliograph signal mirror for dinghy

RAF / FAA Large Heliograph signal mirror for dinghy

RAF / FAA Large Heliograph signal mirror for dinghy

RAF / FAA Large Heliograph signal mirror for dinghy

RAF / FAA Large Heliograph signal mirror for dinghy

Polish Army Green beret.

 

Original, vintage Polish Army Green beret as worn by polish infantry with embroidered cloth badge. Shows honest use and wear. Early production, wool beret probably 1950s or 60s. 

$35 / £25 / €28

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Polish Army Green beret

Polish Army Green beret

Polish Army Green beret

Polish Army Green beret

Polish Army Green beret

Polish Army Green beret

USSR Soviet Air Force enlisted parade visor cap.

 

Nice example of a Cold War period Soviet Air Force enlisted man's parade dress visor cap, with embroidered wings, enameled badge and twisted chin cord. Named inside. Great condition with honest use and wear. 

$55 / £40 / €45

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USSR Soviet Air Force enlisted parade visor cap

USSR Soviet Air Force enlisted parade visor cap

USSR Soviet Air Force enlisted parade visor cap

USSR Soviet Air Force enlisted parade visor cap

USSR Soviet Air Force enlisted parade visor cap

USSR Soviet Air Force enlisted parade visor cap

USSR Soviet Air Force enlisted parade visor cap

USSR Soviet Air Force enlisted parade visor cap

USSR Soviet Air Force enlisted parade visor cap

USSR Soviet Air Force enlisted parade visor cap

AAF CBI 10th AF officer's 4-pocket green uniform tunic.

 

Honest and unmessed-with 4-pocket tunic with pilot wing, medal ribbons, CBI patch to right shoulder and 10th AF patch to left. Pictures show it a little dusty but this brushes off. Light wear but very good condition, with all correct insignia, captain's bars and overseas stripes. No name or ID that I can find. 

$175 / £125 / €145

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AAF CBI 10th AF officer's 4-pocket tunic

AAF CBI 10th AF officer's 4-pocket tunic

AAF CBI 10th AF officer's 4-pocket tunic

AAF CBI 10th AF officer's 4-pocket tunic

AAF CBI 10th AF officer's 4-pocket tunic

AAF CBI 10th AF officer's 4-pocket tunic

AAF CBI 10th AF officer's 4-pocket tunic

AAF CBI 10th AF officer's 4-pocket tunic

AAF CBI 10th AF officer's 4-pocket tunic

AAF CBI 10th AF officer's 4-pocket tunic

AAF CBI 10th AF officer's 4-pocket tunic

AAF CBI 10th AF officer's 4-pocket tunic

AAF CBI 10th AF officer's 4-pocket tunic

AAF CBI 10th AF officer's 4-pocket tunic

AAF CBI 10th AF officer's 4-pocket tunic

AAF CBI 10th AF officer's 4-pocket tunic

USAF 1960s officer's garrison cap with rank of major.

 

Flight Ace brand USAF officer's overseas or garrison cap in Air Force blue with silver wire piping and gilt oak leaf for a major. Never seen a "Flight Ace" marked hat so late before. Beautifully made and well marked.

$30 / £22 / €25

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USAF 1960s officer's overseas cap with rank of major.

USAF 1960s officer's overseas cap with rank of major.

USAF 1960s officer's overseas cap with rank of major.

USAF 1960s officer's overseas cap with rank of major.

USAF 1960s officer's overseas cap with rank of major.

USAF 1960s officer's overseas cap with rank of major.

USAF 1960s officer's overseas cap with rank of major.

USAF 1960s officer's overseas cap with rank of major.

1960s US Army Airborne  garrison cap.

 

Vietnam era US Army  sage green overseas or garrison cap with Airborne badge and dark green piping. High quality, nice example.

$30 / £22 / €25

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1960s US Army Airborne overseas cap

1960s US Army Airborne overseas cap

1960s US Army Airborne overseas cap

1960s US Army Airborne overseas cap

1960s US Army Airborne overseas cap

1960s US Army Airborne overseas cap

WWII RAF sergeant's stripes, near perfect matched pair.

 

Correct WWII RAF sergeant's stripes on black felt backing, unissued and a near perfect matching pair. Very hard to find these days.

$77 / £55 / €65

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WWII RAF sergeant's stripes, near perfect matched pair

WWII RAF sergeant's stripes, near perfect matched pair

WWII RAF sergeant's stripes, near perfect matched pair

WWII RAF sergeant's stripes, near perfect matched pair

AAF Type M-1944 goggles.

 

Very good pair of M-1944 All purpose Goggles, issued to AAF pilots and aircrews as well as being worn by tank crews, drivers etc. This pair fitted "Aviation green" acetate lens. Green elastic and webbing strap. Very little elasticity left, but rubber is perfectly pliable and these are in very good condition, well-marked and dated 1944, the first year of issue.

$90 / £65 / €75  

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AAF Type M-1944 goggles

AAF Type M-1944 goggles

AAF Type M-1944 goggles

AAF Type M-1944 goggles

AAF Type M-1944 goggles

AAF Type M-1944 goggles

AAF Type M-1944 goggles

AAF Type M-1944 goggles

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