Oxygen Masks / Accessories

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Extremely rare Luftwaffe Model 10-6701 double strap "fighter pilot's" oxygen mask in green rubber.

 

One of the most difficult items of Luftwaffe flying equipment, this 10-6701 double strap mask is often referred to as the "fighter" or "fighter/bomber" mask because it was designed for the LKpN101 mesh helmet associated with fighter pilots. It is in absolutely superb condition. Unlike so many of the later black rubber masks which are dug from wrecks and renovated with replica parts, this mask is 100% original and one of the rare early types moulded in green rubber. Probably built as a 10-67 and factory modified to "double strap" configuration (the strap tabs are black rubber). Mask is supple and pliable , including the hose, and has age toned nicely  (the lighter colour visible behind the straps). The hose has toned to a brownish green but is completely flexible and in great condition. There are no external moulded markings visible on the mask indicating type or manufacturer - this may be because the tabs which secure the strap are cemented over the top of the typical location of such markings. It is marked inside the nose indicating it is a size 2 with a mould date of 43/7/1 (January 7, 1943). Original connector and clip with "AB" stamped on the recess indicating manufacture by Auer. Harness retains elasticity. This is one of those "Holy Grail" items sought by collectors, and in this condition would be very difficult to upgrade.

$3,500 / £2,465 / €2,875

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Luftwaffe Model 10-6701 double strap "fighter pilot's" oxygen mask in green rubber

Luftwaffe Model 10-6701 double strap "fighter pilot's" oxygen mask in green rubber

Luftwaffe Model 10-6701 double strap "fighter pilot's" oxygen mask in green rubber

Luftwaffe Model 10-6701 double strap "fighter pilot's" oxygen mask in green rubber

Luftwaffe Model 10-6701 double strap "fighter pilot's" oxygen mask in green rubber

Luftwaffe Model 10-6701 double strap "fighter pilot's" oxygen mask in green rubber

Luftwaffe Model 10-6701 double strap "fighter pilot's" oxygen mask in green rubber

Luftwaffe Model 10-6701 double strap "fighter pilot's" oxygen mask in green rubber

Luftwaffe Model 10-6701 double strap "fighter pilot's" oxygen mask in green rubber

Luftwaffe Model 10-6701 double strap "fighter pilot's" oxygen mask in green rubber

Luftwaffe Model 10-6701 double strap "fighter pilot's" oxygen mask in green rubber

Luftwaffe Model 10-6701 double strap "fighter pilot's" oxygen mask in green rubber

Luftwaffe Model 10-6701 double strap "fighter pilot's" oxygen mask in green rubber

Luftwaffe Model 10-6701 double strap "fighter pilot's" oxygen mask in green rubber

Luftwaffe Model 10-6701 double strap "fighter pilot's" oxygen mask in green rubber

Luftwaffe Model 10-6701 double strap "fighter pilot's" oxygen mask in green rubber

Luftwaffe Model 10-6701 double strap "fighter pilot's" oxygen mask in green rubber

Luftwaffe Model 10-6701 double strap "fighter pilot's" oxygen mask in green rubber

Scarce early RAF A-13A Pressure Breathing Oxygen Mask 1954/55.

 

The A-13A mask was developed and in use at the end of WWII by US Army Air Force pilots. The Air Ministry began using the Type J mask for high-altitude/pressure breathing at the same time, but following tests after the war, found the A-13A to be a better option, adopting it for use in fast jets. RAF A-13A masks were made under license in Scotland by MSA, and differed from the American made version by having the addition of the Type 57 microphone and a slightly different connector. This is a good used example, with wear but no damage. the rubber is supple and pliable, if slightly stretched at the edges. It bears the service years calendar dated 54/55/56 but the small rubber label with RAF nomenclature is absent. It was worn at first with the Type C and C* helmet, then later with the Types F, G and Mk I and Ia bone dome - and displays well with all. The post war RAF being much a much smaller force than in wartime, this is quite a scarce mask. 

$285 / £205 / €240

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RAF A-13A pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF A-13A pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF A-13A pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF A-13A pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF A-13A pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF A-13A pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF A-13A pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF A-13A pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF A-13A pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF A-13A pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF A-13A pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF A-13A pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF A-13A oxygen mask, unissued, boxed and dated 1957.

Quite a scarce oxygen mask, the A-13A was used as a temporary interim mask by RAF pilots flying Hunters, later Meteors, Canberras etc. while a suitable pressure breathing mask was being developed  for the Air Ministry. Made under licence from MSA USA in Glasgow, it was produced in different versions, initially for the Type C helmet, then the Type F and finally this version for the Type G with its triangular snap plate and lock down bar for a tight fit. This example has never been out of its box (except to photograph) and is in pristine condition, still wrapped in tissue in its well-marked transit box and includes the original instruction sheet. The hose is slightly kinked at the junction of the mask from being folded for 60+ years, but this could be straightened out and there is no damage. A remarkable find.

$315 / £225 / €260  email to secure this item

RAF A-13A oxygen mask unissued, boxed and dated 1957

RAF A-13A oxygen mask unissued, boxed and dated 1957

RAF A-13A oxygen mask unissued, boxed and dated 1957

RAF A-13A oxygen mask unissued, boxed and dated 1957

RAF A-13A oxygen mask unissued, boxed and dated 1957

RAF A-13A oxygen mask unissued, boxed and dated 1957

RAF A-13A oxygen mask unissued, boxed and dated 1957

RAF A-13A oxygen mask unissued, boxed and dated 1957

RAF A-13A oxygen mask unissued, boxed and dated 1957

RAF A-13A oxygen mask unissued, boxed and dated 1957

RAF A-13A oxygen mask unissued, boxed and dated 1957

RAF A-13A oxygen mask unissued, boxed and dated 1957

RAF A-13A oxygen mask unissued, boxed and dated 1957

RAF A-13A oxygen mask unissued, boxed and dated 1957

RAF A-13A oxygen mask unissued, boxed and dated 1957

RAF A-13A oxygen mask unissued, boxed and dated 1957

RAF Type D oxygen mask blanking cap.

Chamois covered alloy cap with hinges to attached to the front of the Type D oxygen mask. This was used when the mask was worn without communications being necessary (often during training). Becoming a hard-to-find accessory these days.

 

$125 / £90 / €105  email to secure this item

RAF Type D mask blanking cap

RAF Type D mask blanking cap

RAF Type D mask blanking cap

RAF Type D mask blanking cap

RAF Type D mask blanking cap modified with the addition of a microphone.

 

Definitely not a standard modification, and nothing you will find in APs or AMOs, but nonetheless it does appear to be a legitimate working microphone mounted in a blanking cap for the Type D oxygen mask. There are several possibilities: a wartime trial to test different type of microphone; a postwar microphone fitted so that a display pilot (or move stunt pilot) might wear a Type D mask for a more authentic appearance; a completely made up piece intended to fool or deceive (although I doubt it would fool anyone!).  Take your choice, It is an interesting conversation piece and priced as such.

$120 / £92 / €102    email to secure this item

RAF Type D mask modified blanking cap

RAF Type D mask modified blanking cap

RAF Type D mask modified blanking cap

RAF Type D mask modified blanking cap

RAF Type D mask modified blanking cap

RAF Type D mask modified blanking cap

RAF Type D mask modified blanking cap

RAF Type D mask modified blanking cap

RAF Type D mask modified blanking cap

RAF Type D mask modified blanking cap

RAF Type D mask modified blanking cap

RAF Type D mask modified blanking cap

RAF transit / blanking cap for the Type  E* and G oxygen mask in plastic / Bakelite.

 

Transit cap for the RAF Type E* and Tyope G oxygen mask. Used to keep the mask's shape in transit and storage before the microphone was installed. These  were made of wood. Some are engraved with nomenclature, some are ink stamped and some are blank. Will try to fulfill specific requests but no guarantees. When they are gone, they're gone! VERY FEW LEFT!

 

Price each:  $15 / £11 / €12   email to secure this item

RAF transit cap for G mask

RAF transit cap for G mask

RAF transit cap for G mask

RAF transit cap for G mask

RAF transit cap for G mask

RAF transit cap for G mask

WWII RAF gauze screen for the Type 25 / 26 microphone as fitted in the Type E, E* and G oxygen mask. Stores ref. 10A/12925.

 

This simple gauze screen was an afterthought to prevent moisture (spit) from getting into the microphone and shorting it out. Aluminium frame and dine wire gauze mesh. Each is stamped with the stores ref. no 10A/12925 (stamping is clearer on some than others and one is worn away). Five available.

 

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RAF Type 26 mic. gauze screen

RAF Type 26 mic. gauze screen

RAF Type 26 mic. gauze screen

RAF Type 26 mic. gauze screen

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