Oxygen Masks / Accessories

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Extremely rare RAF Type G oxygen mask fitted with microphone heater. 

Early Type G mask, with stippled upper surface and flat hook, moulded in green, age-toned rubber. Rubber is in very good condition, with no damage or hard spots and still very pliable. Mask retains nose-wire which is securely fitted and shows only minor surface cracks on the lugs. mask is factory fitted with the extremely rare microphone heater, with the wires threaded through two tiny holes punched or drilled through the side wall of the mask. The Type 48 microphone is also sealed externally by having a different type of retaining ring fitted, the black rubber completely covering the gap at the front of the microphone and sealing it to the mask. I have never seen this type of seal before! The wiring is in good shape, though there is some minor loss of the rubber coating in one spot - this does not affect the strength or integrity of the wiring. Very slight mishaping in the nose area from storage and wear to the paint on the microphone. Mask is overall slightly grubby and age-toned and has what appears to be some tiny spatters of white or light grey paint to one side (barely visible - see pictures). These microphone heaters were worn primarily by air gunners in turrets and other exposed positions, where wind chill could freeze moisture trapped inside. However, they were not popular nor particularly successful and soon replaced by a simple wire mesh screen. Extremely rare.

$955 / £725  / €805  email to secure this item

RAF Type G oxygen mask with microphone heater

RAF Type G oxygen mask with microphone heater

RAF Type G oxygen mask with microphone heater

RAF Type G oxygen mask with microphone heater

RAF Type G oxygen mask with microphone heater

RAF Type G oxygen mask with microphone heater

RAF Type G oxygen mask with microphone heater

RAF Type G oxygen mask with microphone heater

RAF Type G oxygen mask with microphone heater

RAF Type G oxygen mask with microphone heater

RAF Type G oxygen mask with microphone heater

RAF Type G oxygen mask with microphone heater

RAF Type G oxygen mask with microphone heater

RAF Type G oxygen mask with microphone heater

RAF Type G oxygen mask with microphone heater

RAF Type G oxygen mask with microphone heater

Rare WWII narrow oxygen tube/hose for early Type G mask.

 

Getting very difficult to find these days, original wartime narrow gauge oxygen tube for the early Type G mask. Very good used comdition, with some slight  surface cracks in between corrugations and at either end, but no serious damage and perfectly flexible for display. Slight distortion at the mask end from being stored or displayed on a mask for a long time. Both connector ends are taped over the binding which was fairly common. 

$250 / £195  / €210

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RAF narrow oxygen tube for early Type G mask

RAF narrow oxygen tube for early Type G mask

RAF narrow oxygen tube for early Type G mask

RAF narrow oxygen tube for early Type G mask

RAF narrow oxygen tube for early Type G mask

RAF narrow oxygen tube for early Type G mask

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.

 

$150 / £120 / €135  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.

 

Price for one screen: $22 / £18 / €20  email for more information

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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2003 dated USAF issue gas mask, with canister, clip-on outer lens and gas mask case.

 

In lovely condition, but no guarantees it will work - sold only as a collectible / display item. Grey silicon rubber face piece with clear soft rubber lens, hard shell acrylic clip on outer lens, elastic strap and detachable canister. Contained in its green nylon bag with various straps. I know little to nothing about this kind of kit but someone out there does!

SOLD

USAF current issue gas mask

USAF current issue gas mask

USAF current issue gas mask

USAF current issue gas mask

USAF current issue gas mask

USAF current issue gas mask

USAF current issue gas mask

USAF current issue gas mask

USAF current issue gas mask

USAF current issue gas mask

USAF current issue gas mask

USAF current issue gas mask

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