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Superb original WWI WRAF photograph

 

Excellent and large fornat original photograph showing three women of the WRAF in WWI. an outstanding example of the uniforms they wore c.1918-19.  Approx. 4" x 6" with slight creasing / cracking at bottom corners.

 

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Radio / Communications Accessories

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RAF external wiring loom / cord fitted with Impedance switch box, plus Type 25 microphone and plug.

Very good RAF wiring loom of the scarce maroon braided type, fitted with a good Type 25 microphone and the scarce High/Low Impedance switch box as well as the bell-shaped plug. Wiring is excellent with no damage or wear. Switch box and microphone show minimal wear, though bakelite on microphone has some pieces broken away; this does not stop it fitting in a mask and included is a moisture screen and clip which hides the broken edge. A very rare accessory these days.

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RAF flying helmet receivers (reproductions).

 

With originals being so difficult to find (and expensive) these reproduction flying helmet receivers do the job of keeping the shape of your helmet ear cups and looking the part. Cast in resin from originals, they are marked with the A-crown-M and 10/12401 number. The screws undo to allow a wring loom to be looped together and inserted then secures by replacing the lower screw.

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Working replica HS-38 headset for AAF flying helmets with ANB-H-1 receivers, braided cord and plug.

 

Remarkable replica headset for all USAAF flying helmets. Looks identical to ANB-H-1 receivers with braided cord and red PL-354 plug - but the receivers are cast from originals and fitted with small, modern earphones (similar to what you get with your phone) and actually work! Braided wiring looks the part too - will fit an A-9, B-6, A-11, AN-H-15 etc. and can be used - or just look great for considerably less than what originals cost these days. Boxed and ready to install.

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RAF radio plug connector to enable crew to communicate while moving around aircraft.

 

Female connector for the helmet bell plug to allow aircrew to use radio while moving from station to station in  bomber and / or reconnaissance aircraft. Would be attached at various positions inside aircraft.

2 sold, 1 available.

$35 / £28 / €32   

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Excellent pair of AAF MX-41/AR receiver cups for ANB-H-1 receivers.

 

Not  a perfect matching pair, but very close (one marked PR and the other CW). Hard rubber outers with soft sponge rubber pads fused together. Nice and flexible. Were fitted on the HB-7 headset or sometimes sewn to flying helmet.

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WWII Canadian Radio Receivers (pair) wire headband attached.

 

Nice pair of what I believe to be Candian made radio receivers of the type used in Armoured Crew helmets, still attached to their wire headband. No wiring and no canvas headband, but the paxolin insulation piece is present. Useful for completing a display. I do not believe these were used in aircraft but it is possible they may have been used by a morse operator.

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AAF (Signal Corps) radio headset adapter M-385-A (High-low Impedance switch).

While the RAF used a large lozenge shaped metal switch box in the middle of the wiring loom for high-low impedance, the USAAF version was a smaller, lighter plug-jack adapter. This example is unissued, still in its box, complete with instruction sheet. The first I have ever seen. Scarce accessory.

 

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AAF T-30-Q throat microphone.

One of three variants of the T-30 throat microphone used by AAF pilots and aircrews offered. Each contracted manufacturer was given a suffix letter, hence T-30-Q was made by Western Electric. Very good condition. Includes instruction sheet and the elusive "M" clip for providing a better contact with the larynx. Strap retains full elasticity. Button covering missing from one snap fastener but still works perfectly.

 

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USN ANB-H-1A telephone receivers  for all WWII USN and USMC flight helmets.

Unused, original pair of telephone receivers will fit any of the US Navy / USMC flying helmets. The designation ANB was introduced in 1943 and stood for Army Army Britsh and was supposed to make sure all radio equipment was fully compatible between the allied air forces - in practice it didn't work out, although all branches made a good effort. The US Navy used ANB-H-1A while the AAF used the standard ANB-H-1 and these are clearly marked and identified. Excellent condition.

 

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USN leather ear cups for the

NAF 1092 and M-450 flying helmet.

Unused, original pair of pressed brown leather ear cups for attaching receivers to the NAF1092 or M-450 US Navy / USMC flying helmets. Not a perfect matched pair - but they rarely were used that way anyway! A very near match and would complete a helmet superbly.

 

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USN receiver / headset earcups Type MC-114 for the R-15 receivers.

 

Black rubber earcups comprising half pneumatic / solid rubber and half sponge rubber (similar to the T-66 sty;e cups used on flying helmets). These are Type MC-114 which were actually used with R-15 and similar receivers. I have seen these fitted on flying helmets but more frequently on headsets. Excellent condition, rubber soft and pliable with no sign of perishing. Note: these cups DO NOT FIT the TH-37 receivers.

 

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