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Oxygen Masks / Accessories

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RAF Type G oxygen mask, complete with breathing tube (hose) and Type 48 microphone.

 

Absolutely stunning example of a RAF Type G oxygen mask complete with its breathing tube. The G mask first entered service in 1943, a vast improvement over the E and makeshift E*. It was was the mainstay for RAF crews throughout the war. This example is in near perfect condition, the rubber clean, soft and pliable with no evidence of any perishing or cracking – not even on the lugs supporting the nose-wire. The inside is clean and looks to have never been issued or used. The harness has lost some of its elasticity but is not stretched out like some, and retains two of the small yellow rubber bands. Mask is fitted with the early flat attachment hook and has the nice textured upper surface. Best of all it still has its correct tube with its Air Ministry marked bayonet connector and clip attached. A rare example that would be difficult to upgrade.

$1,000 / £800 / €935

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RAF Type G oxygen mask, complete with breathing tube (hose) and Type 48 microphone

RAF Type G oxygen mask, complete with breathing tube (hose) and Type 48 microphone

RAF Type G oxygen mask, complete with breathing tube (hose) and Type 48 microphone

RAF Type G oxygen mask, complete with breathing tube (hose) and Type 48 microphone

RAF Type G oxygen mask, complete with breathing tube (hose) and Type 48 microphone

RAF Type G oxygen mask, complete with breathing tube (hose) and Type 48 microphone

RAF Type G oxygen mask, complete with breathing tube (hose) and Type 48 microphone

RAF Type G oxygen mask, complete with breathing tube (hose) and Type 48 microphone

RAF Type G oxygen mask, complete with breathing tube (hose) and Type 48 microphone

RAF Type G oxygen mask, complete with breathing tube (hose) and Type 48 microphone

RAF Type G oxygen mask, complete with breathing tube (hose) and Type 48 microphone

RAF Type G oxygen mask, complete with breathing tube (hose) and Type 48 microphone

RAF Type G oxygen mask, complete with breathing tube (hose) and Type 48 microphone

RAF Type G oxygen mask, complete with breathing tube (hose) and Type 48 microphone

RAF Type G oxygen mask, complete with breathing tube (hose) and Type 48 microphone

RAF Type G oxygen mask, complete with breathing tube (hose) and Type 48 microphone

RAF Type G oxygen mask, complete with breathing tube (hose) and Type 48 microphone

RAF Type G oxygen mask, complete with breathing tube (hose) and Type 48 microphone

EXTREMELY RARE RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945. Relisted because this item cannot be shipped outside the USA.

 

One of the rarest and most difficult to find accessories for completing a late war RAF fighter pilot  flying equipment display, this is the only example of one of these I have ever seen. In correct RAF stores ref. parlance, this is the "Dry Breathing Assembly, Emergency, Mk I" for high altitude bale-out, Stores ref. 6D/541. Introduced late in the war for use in high-altitude, high-performance fighters, it fit into the long narrow pocket on the outside of the Type A Mk III K-dinghy pack. It comprises the oxygen tank/bottle and valve assembly, D-ring for activation. and long narrow rubber tube which connects to the small outlet pipe on the special oxygen tube/hose for the G or H mask. All in superb condition and dated September 1945. Well marked  and tagged with a later inspection/calibration card. An incredibly rare item. G mask, high-altitude mask tube and dinghy pack are shown only for context and not included with sale. Rarity of this item simply cannot be overstated. NOTE: Shipping within US only.

$1,500

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RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

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RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

RAF Emergency bale-out oxygen supply Mk I, complete, dated 1945

AAF A-10A oxygen mask with T-44 microphone assemby installed, complete with original storage box.

 

Excellent example  of the AAF Type A-10A oxygen mask set up for ETO use, most likely in a fighter. It has been fitted with a T-44 microphone assembly, incorporating the US made British-style bell plug for use in RAF aircraft or at least aircraft fitted with a British radio. Shows only minimal use; the straps have been custom-fitted. Metal fittings show oxidation but no damage and open/close just fine. The rubber is in excellent condition, totally pliable with no cracking in the corrugations or stiffening of the rubber. Mask dated 4/44. Includes box of issue which was also used for storage - box dated 7/44.

$400 / £310 / €360

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AAF A-10A oxygen mask with T-44 microphone assemby installed, complete with original storage box

AAF A-10A oxygen mask with T-44 microphone assemby installed, complete with original storage box

AAF A-10A oxygen mask with T-44 microphone assemby installed, complete with original storage box

AAF A-10A oxygen mask with T-44 microphone assemby installed, complete with original storage box

AAF A-10A oxygen mask with T-44 microphone assemby installed, complete with original storage box

AAF A-10A oxygen mask with T-44 microphone assemby installed, complete with original storage box

AAF A-10A oxygen mask with T-44 microphone assemby installed, complete with original storage box

AAF A-10A oxygen mask with T-44 microphone assemby installed, complete with original storage box

AAF A-10A oxygen mask with T-44 microphone assemby installed, complete with original storage box

AAF A-10A oxygen mask with T-44 microphone assemby installed, complete with original storage box

AAF A-10A oxygen mask with T-44 microphone assemby installed, complete with original storage box

AAF A-10A oxygen mask with T-44 microphone assemby installed, complete with original storage box

AAF A-10A oxygen mask with T-44 microphone assemby installed, complete with original storage box

AAF A-10A oxygen mask with T-44 microphone assemby installed, complete with original storage box

RAF face-defenders for B helmet/D mask.

"Face-defenders", so-called because they protected the face from "freezer-burn" when coming into contact with the inner press stud fasteners on the B helmet and D mask when flying at high altitudes. These were usually sewn to the edges of the D mask into the appropriate position for a snug fit of the mask. This pair show use but are almost a perfect match - one with clear Air Ministry crown and stores ref. information. Would be the perfect companion for the D mask offered for sale!

$75 / £60 / €70

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RAF face-defenders for B helmet/D mask

RAF face-defenders for B helmet/D mask

RAF face-defenders for B helmet/D mask

RAF face-defenders for B helmet/D mask

WWII USN Type C oxygen mask extension hose by MSA.

Black rubber hose, approx. 52" in length, with screw-in connections at each end for extending the length of the breathing tube on the MSA Type C oxygen mask from the mask to the delivery canister / oxygen source. Unissued and unused, couple of depressions in the rubber but totally flexible and still retains a great MSA label attached. Excellent condition.

$65 / £53 / €60

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WWII USN Type C oxygen mask extension hose.

WWII USN Type C oxygen mask extension hose.

WWII USN Type C oxygen mask extension hose.

WWII USN Type C oxygen mask extension hose.

WWII USN Type C oxygen mask extension hose.

WWII USN Type C oxygen mask extension hose.

WWII USN Type C oxygen mask extension hose.

WWII USN Type C oxygen mask extension hose.

WWII USN Type C oxygen mask extension hose.

WWII USN Type C oxygen mask extension hose.

RAF Type H oxygen mask, wartime dated.

Often overlooked in its rarity, but actually one of the rarest WWII RAF oxygen masks, because so few were actually produced and issued before the end of the war. It was issued primarily to high altitude photo-recon pilots but also to some front line bomber crews. Very good condition; rubber is supple and undamaged, slight age patina, fitted with correct Type 57 microphone which, as usual, has some minor loss to the plastic surround. The rubber shroud which fits over the wiring loom connection is long since gone but this does not detract. Mask has interesting date markings—looks like 4-45 but there is also a 3 visible. (Could be 43-45 or possibly originally 3-45 overstamped with the 4 - it's difficult to tell). 

$495 / £400 / €455 

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RAF Type H oxygen mask, wartime dated

RAF Type H oxygen mask, wartime dated

RAF Type H oxygen mask, wartime dated

RAF Type H oxygen mask, wartime dated

RAF Type H oxygen mask, wartime dated

RAF Type H oxygen mask, wartime dated

RAF Type H oxygen mask, wartime dated

RAF Type H oxygen mask, wartime dated

RAF Type H oxygen mask, wartime dated

RAF Type H oxygen mask, wartime dated

RAF Type H oxygen mask, wartime dated

RAF Type H oxygen mask, wartime dated

RAF Type H oxygen mask, wartime dated

RAF Type H oxygen mask, wartime dated

RAF Type H oxygen mask, wartime dated

RAF Type H oxygen mask, wartime dated

RAF Type M2 pressure breathing oxygen mask, unissued, still packed in box in perfect condition.

The Type M oxygen mask was the first purpose built pressure breathing mask developed for use in RAF fast/high altitude jets (the Type J being based on the body of the H mask). The first version was made from blue rubber and featured a simply hook fastening on the right hand side. The M2 was moulded in black rubber and had a more complicated spring clip mechanism for attaching to the helmet. This M2 mask is in absolutely pristine condition; removed from its box only for photographing, it still has all its padding, packing and tags attached. The mask is dated 1959 (repacked in 1961 on the box). It was the forerunner of the Type P and Q masks. A rare mask which had a very short service life.

$200 / £165 / €185 

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RAF Type M2 pressure breathing oxygen mask unissued, still packed in box in perfect condition.

RAF Type M2 pressure breathing oxygen mask unissued, still packed in box in perfect condition.

RAF Type M2 pressure breathing oxygen mask unissued, still packed in box in perfect condition.

RAF Type M2 pressure breathing oxygen mask unissued, still packed in box in perfect condition.

RAF Type M2 pressure breathing oxygen mask unissued, still packed in box in perfect condition.

RAF Type M2 pressure breathing oxygen mask unissued, still packed in box in perfect condition.

RAF Type M2 pressure breathing oxygen mask unissued, still packed in box in perfect condition.

RAF Type M2 pressure breathing oxygen mask unissued, still packed in box in perfect condition.

RAF Type M2 pressure breathing oxygen mask unissued, still packed in box in perfect condition.

RAF Type M2 pressure breathing oxygen mask unissued, still packed in box in perfect condition.

RAF Type M2 pressure breathing oxygen mask unissued, still packed in box in perfect condition.

RAF Type M2 pressure breathing oxygen mask unissued, still packed in box in perfect condition.

RAF Type M2 pressure breathing oxygen mask unissued, still packed in box in perfect condition.

RAF Type M2 pressure breathing oxygen mask unissued, still packed in box in perfect condition.

RAF Type M2 pressure breathing oxygen mask unissued, still packed in box in perfect condition.

RAF Type M2 pressure breathing oxygen mask unissued, still packed in box in perfect condition.

RAF Type M2 pressure breathing oxygen mask unissued, still packed in box in perfect condition.

RAF Type M2 pressure breathing oxygen mask unissued, still packed in box in perfect condition.

USAF Vietnam era A-14B oxygen mask.

 

The A-14 first saw service with the AAF in 1943, but remained in service for many years, eventually being produced in synthetic silicon rubber as the A-14B. Basically identical to the wartime model, though made from all new moulds, it served in the Vietnam war for pilots flying reconnaissance aircraft and others not requiring pressure breathing. This example is dated 1959-62 and is in great condition, except for lacking the webbing straps and with a few minor splits in the corrugations of the hose (easily fixed with contact cement or Superglue). Not an easy mask to find. The thin rubber straps of the mask harness, often so weak on the wartime A-14, are very strong, 

$165 / £135 / €155

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USAF Vietnam era A-14B oxygen mask

USAF Vietnam era A-14B oxygen mask

USAF Vietnam era A-14B oxygen mask

USAF Vietnam era A-14B oxygen mask

USAF Vietnam era A-14B oxygen mask

USAF Vietnam era A-14B oxygen mask

USAF Vietnam era A-14B oxygen mask

USAF Vietnam era A-14B oxygen mask

USAF Vietnam era A-14B oxygen mask

USAF Vietnam era A-14B oxygen mask

USAF Vietnam era A-14B oxygen mask

USAF Vietnam era A-14B oxygen mask

USAF Vietnam era A-14B oxygen mask

USAF Vietnam era A-14B oxygen mask

USAF Vietnam era A-14B oxygen mask

USAF Vietnam era A-14B oxygen mask

RAF helmet/oxygen mask attachment hook.

 

Another illusive accessory. The hook that mounts to the helmet (Types C, D or E) for correct fitting of the Types E*, G or H oxygen  mask. This is the correct RAF pattern (not the US style, which will work, but is not technically correct). A very small quantity available - when they're gone, they're gone.

$45 / £40 / €45

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RAF helmet/oxygen mask attachment hook

RAF helmet/oxygen mask attachment hook

RAF helmet/oxygen mask attachment hook

RAF helmet/oxygen mask attachment hook

RAF Type D oxygen mask blanking cap.

Scarce 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 for oxygen only, without communications. A hard-to-find accessory.

 

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RAF Type D mask blanking cap

RAF Type D mask blanking cap

RAF Type D mask blanking cap

RAF Type D mask blanking cap

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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