Oxygen Masks / Accessories

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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.

 

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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

RAF jet helmet attachment hooks for Oxygen Mask.

A nice matching pair of hooks, listed and marked as "Harness Mk 5" for attaching the various oxygen masks to the Type G flying helmet. Most often found with the Types P and Q masks but also used for the A-13A-2 and others. 

$35 / £25 / €30

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RAF jet helmet attachment hooks for Oxygen Mask

RAF jet helmet attachment hooks for Oxygen Mask

RAF jet helmet attachment hooks for Oxygen Mask

RAF jet helmet attachment hooks for Oxygen Mask

RAF jet helmet attachment hooks for Oxygen Mask

RAF jet helmet attachment hooks for Oxygen Mask

RAF wartime oxygen tube bayonet connector Mk IV.

Unissued, unused and still wrapped in wax paper. Brass oxygen tube bayonet connector fitted with alligator clip. Perfect condition and well-marked with Air Ministry Stores Ref. No.  It just needs a tube. 

$55 / £40 / €48

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RAF wartime oxygen tube bayonet connector Mk IV

RAF wartime oxygen tube bayonet connector Mk IV

RAF wartime oxygen tube bayonet connector Mk IV

RAF wartime oxygen tube bayonet connector Mk IV

RAF wartime oxygen tube bayonet connector Mk IV

RAF wartime oxygen tube bayonet connector Mk IV

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask.

 

This pattern began its service life in WWII as the A-13A pressure demand mask, and remained in use until the1990s, redesignated as MS22001 c.1950. This is an example from the Vietnam war era. Made by Acushnet, who made far fewer than MSA, the mask is in good condition. The rubber is pliable, with no signs of perishing. There is a small nick in the folded down facial seal and the integral strap that fits under the nose has separated, as is common. The exoskeletal stiffener has had the two outer edges removed (this may have been deliberate?) however it wouldn't affect the functionality of the mask. Unusually it has been fitted with a full head harness, intended for wear with a headset rather than a helmet - so perhaps for a heavy bomber or reconnaissance aircraft (maybe a B-52?). Covers for the valves are missing but replacements can be found.  Microphone installed. Good hose and connector. Overall a great display piece for any Vietnam aviation display. Moulded date of 1969. Quite a scarce mask, especially from this maker and in this configuration.

$200 / £145 / €170

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Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

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 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.

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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