Oxygen Masks / Accessories

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A-8B Oxygen Mask, Vietnam era, Medivac use.

 

An excellent example of the A-8B Oxygen Mask, first introduced in 1942 for AAF aircrews and remaining in service until the 1960s and beyond for Medivac crews. This example being later, still carries a 42 Contract Number, but is moulded in modern silicon rubber which is more stable, making it ideal for display or re-enacting. The rebreather bag is excellent, with no splits or perishing. While the hardware is modern plastic instead of bakelite and cardboard, these could be replaced, and the nylon straps could be replaced with leather. Includes breathing tube and connector. 

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USAF Vietnam era Type A-8B Oxygen Mask.

USAF Vietnam era Type A-8B Oxygen Mask.

USAF Vietnam era Type A-8B Oxygen Mask.

USAF Vietnam era Type A-8B Oxygen Mask.

USAF Vietnam era Type A-8B Oxygen Mask.

USAF Vietnam era Type A-8B Oxygen Mask.

USAF Vietnam era Type A-8B Oxygen Mask.

USAF Vietnam era Type A-8B Oxygen Mask.

USAF Vietnam era Type A-8B Oxygen Mask.

USAF Vietnam era Type A-8B Oxygen Mask.

RAF early jet oxygen mask Type A-13A.

 

The RAF began experimenting with pressure breathing in WWII with the Type J mask, followed by the M series, but in the interim found the American A-13A to be more satisfactory, hence it was made under licence by MSA in Glasgow and used in many early RAF fast jets, like the Hunter, Canberra, etc. in the early 1950s. This example is incomplete, lacking it's exoskeletal frame and attachments, as well as a tube, but is in very good condition - the rubber soft and pliable. Retains its microphone. Could easily be restored with the right parts. (For a complete, unissued example, see page on Oxygen Masks)

$105 / £75 / €85  email to secure this item

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RAF early jet oxygen mask Type A-13A

RAF early jet oxygen mask Type A-13A

RAF early jet oxygen mask Type A-13A

RAF early jet oxygen mask Type A-13A

RAF early jet oxygen mask Type A-13A

RAF early jet oxygen mask Type A-13A

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.

$350 / £250 / €290  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.

 

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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