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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 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.

NOW $95

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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

Rare 1942 RAF dropped propaganda leaflet "Le Courier de L'Air" no. 2 

 

Though The RAF dropped these by the thousand in the early days of the war, very few propaganda leaflets survive, and this original from 1942 is absolutely superb. A 4-page bulletin dropped on France tells the French people that  General Wavell is in charge and that the American army will soon be arriving in Europe! The back cover is devoted to assurance that the Russian winter will take care of the German army! It also publishes the frequencies at which French patriots can tune in and listen to BBC broadcasts on the radio! Excellent condition, no damage and minor soiling to front. At great risk, the RAF often flew missions where they dropped leaflets instead of bombs, or else dropped them on civilian targets on their way to or from a bombing mission. A rare piece of history.

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RAF dropped propaganda leaflet

RAF dropped propaganda leaflet

RAF dropped propaganda leaflet

RAF dropped propaganda leaflet

RAF dropped propaganda leaflet

RAF dropped propaganda leaflet

Complete set of WWII factory manuals + General Service Notes for the Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer  bomber / reconnaissance aircraft (US Navy version of the B-24)

 

Set of five factory published hardback manuals for the PB4Y-2 aircraft, together with the softcover General Service Notes.

 

Flight Manual. 92 Pages, dated 1945

Airplane General and Armament. 254 pages. dated 1944

Power Plant. 206 pages. dated 1944

Hydraulics. 198 pages. dated 1945

Electricity. 148 pages. dated 1944

General Service Notes. (softcover) 326 pages. dated 1945

 

Overall condiiton is very good, with a little wear and bumping to the outsides, the gold leaf titling has tarnished with age but the bindings are solid. Softcover shows some wear, rubbing to outside.

 

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PB4Y-2 Manuals

PB4Y-2 Manuals

PB4Y-2 Manuals

PB4Y-2 Manuals

PB4Y-2 Manuals

PB4Y-2 Manuals

PB4Y-2 Manuals

PB4Y-2 Manuals

WWII AAF Swallow-Tail Guidon 80th Troop Carrier Squadron.

 

Gorgeous 2-sided swallow-tail guidon pennant in heavy blue cotton, with OD green cotton inside the flagpole channel and gold/yellow felt machine sewn winged-prop insignia and numerals. 30" x 20" and just impeccable condition. A couple of very tiny (pin-head sized) moth nips in the felt which are barely visible. The 80th Troop carrier squadron flew on D-Day, dropping 101st Airborne paratroopers, and then dropping supplies the following day. A superb guidon.

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WWII AAF Swallow-Tail Guidon 80th Troop Carrier Squadron

WWII AAF Swallow-Tail Guidon 80th Troop Carrier Squadron

WWII AAF Swallow-Tail Guidon 80th Troop Carrier Squadron

WWII AAF Swallow-Tail Guidon 80th Troop Carrier Squadron

WWII AAF Swallow-Tail Guidon 80th Troop Carrier Squadron

WWII AAF Swallow-Tail Guidon 80th Troop Carrier Squadron

WWII AAF Swallow-Tail Guidon 80th Troop Carrier Squadron

WWII AAF Swallow-Tail Guidon 80th Troop Carrier Squadron

WWII AAF Swallow-Tail Guidon 80th Troop Carrier Squadron

WWII AAF Swallow-Tail Guidon 80th Troop Carrier Squadron

WWII B-3 Flying Jacket artwork. 

 

From a very old collection, this piece of artwork was cut from a damaged B-3 flying jacket and framed many years ago. Sadly, based on the condition of the leather/shearling, I think these days a more informed collector might have attempted restoration of the jacket, but back in the 1970s, when this was cut and framed, jackets were cheap and plentiful, and the artwork had more of a novelty value. Still a great piece of art featuring a very well known cartoon duck character! Were the jacket intact, even if damaged, I am sure it would be worth several thousand dollars.

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AAF B-3 flying jacket art

AAF B-3 flying jacket art

AAF B-3 flying jacket art

AAF B-3 flying jacket art

AAF B-3 flying jacket art

AAF B-3 flying jacket art

WWI Royal Naval Air Service Chief Petty Officer's cap.

 

Any RNAS uniform items are scarce, and visor/peaked caps are among the most prized uniform items. Here is a really excellent example of a CPO service dress cap. Dark blue/black wool top, with patent leather peak and chin strap, mohair band and bullion/velvet padded badge. Red silk lining with maker's crest and leather sweatband. Shows use but overall very good condition. there is one tiny nip/separation on the top at the edge which is difficult to see. Patent leather has aged and lost its sheen, but a great example of this rare cap.

NOW $375

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WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

RAF Flying Boot Insoles, unissued pair.

Unissued, untouched pair of leather and fleece flying boots insoles, as worn with all RAF issue fling boots. These are unmarked, but in every way identical to the issue pattern, and still tied together with original string, so it's possible they were produced in the factory but never made it as far as the stamping stage. No idea of actual size, but they are quite large, I would guess at least a UK10 US11. Clean, thick pile fleece and strong, flexible leather. Impossible to upgrade.

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RAF Flying Boot Insoles, unissued pair

RAF Flying Boot Insoles, unissued pair

RAF Flying Boot Insoles, unissued pair

RAF Flying Boot Insoles, unissued pair

RCAF Bootee inserts by Deacon Brothers, size M.

Scarce flying clothing accessory, issued to RCAF aircrews and RAF crews stationed in Canada while training. These bootee inserts are not electrically heated (have no wires or plugs) but were issued for wear over the socks and inside the flying boots for extra warmth at altitude. Blue grey cotton exterior with a blanket/flannelette lining. Well marked on the bottom and with the Broad Arrow "C" on the inside. Excellent condition, appear unworn. Size Medium.

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RCAF Bootee inserts by Deacon Brothers, size M

RCAF Bootee inserts by Deacon Brothers, size M

RCAF Bootee inserts by Deacon Brothers, size M

RCAF Bootee inserts by Deacon Brothers, size M

RCAF Bootee inserts by Deacon Brothers, size M

RCAF Bootee inserts by Deacon Brothers, size M

RCAF Bootee inserts by Deacon Brothers, size M

RCAF Bootee inserts by Deacon Brothers, size M

RCAF Bootee inserts by Deacon Brothers, size M

RCAF Bootee inserts by Deacon Brothers, size M

Reproduction RAF 1936 Pattern Flying Boots in large size 11UK.

 

Beautifully made pair of modern manufacture 1936 Pattern Flying Boots in a huge size 11 UK (12 US). Perfect to fill a gap or for the re-enactor who has trouble finding the larger sizes. Excellent quality leather and made to a very high standard. Half the price of an original pair and safe to wear.

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RAF 1936 pattern boots - REPRO

RAF 1936 pattern boots - REPRO

RAF 1936 pattern boots - REPRO

RAF 1936 pattern boots - REPRO

RAF 1936 pattern boots - REPRO

RAF 1936 pattern boots - REPRO

RAF 1936 pattern boots - REPRO

RAF 1936 pattern boots - REPRO

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry, complete and in very good condition.

 

Mk II Brodie steel helmet as issued to the National Fire Service, most probably repainted and reissued (evidence of paint underneath the dark green finish and the letter "A" - possibly for ARP?). Dark green finish with NFS decal and region 24 which was Coventry. Coventry was one of the most heavily targeted cities during the blitz, due to the fact there was so much industry in the city (aircraft, munitions etc) and took a beating, hence this helmet has great significance to the Blitz. Excellent condition, with 95% decals intact, 90%+ paint finish, retaining original liner and chin strap. I cannot find a date but it is named and with a serial number. Great memento of the Blitz  and the Home Front from a city which took a severe beating.

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National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

RAF mid-war Irvin jacket in  good condition.

 

Very good RAF mid-war Irvin jacket. The sheepskin fleece is in very good, strong condition, retaining all of its coating and the honey-coloured shearling interior is thick and soft. The jacket has one or two issues. The front zip is a replacement. the bnew zip is a Lightning brand, very similar to the wartime type, but  postwar - although I would say it is an old replacement. The left sleeve zip works perfectly. The right sleeve zip is missing its runner. The runner is present but is broken and has come off. With care, a replacement runner could be installed (I can provide a replacement runner at extra cost). There is one very neatly (professionally) done leather patch on the upper right arm, which hardly shows. Other than that, this is a very good Irvin. Never had a collar strap fitted, nor the hooks for attaching it - I believe these were discontinued with later production. No label, but still has its chain hanger. 

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RAF mid-war Irvin jacket

RAF mid-war Irvin jacket

RAF mid-war Irvin jacket

RAF mid-war Irvin jacket

RAF mid-war Irvin jacket

RAF mid-war Irvin jacket

RAF mid-war Irvin jacket

RAF mid-war Irvin jacket

RAF mid-war Irvin jacket

RAF mid-war Irvin jacket

RAF mid-war Irvin jacket

RAF mid-war Irvin jacket

RAF mid-war Irvin jacket

RAF mid-war Irvin jacket

RAF mid-war Irvin jacket

RAF mid-war Irvin jacket

RAF mid-war Irvin jacket

RAF mid-war Irvin jacket

RAF mid-war Irvin jacket

RAF mid-war Irvin jacket

RAF mid-war Irvin jacket

RAF mid-war Irvin jacket

Superb and rare RAF wartime dated beret in unissued condition with "economy" version of badge.

 

Absolutely superb RAF other ranks beret, dated 1945 and fitted with the wartime economy version of the cap badge in black bakelite/plastic. Nice clear markings inside with maker, date and WD arrow stamp. Usually these berets have indications of moth or insect damage, this one is exceptional in having absolutely no wear or damage. Two piece construction with a seam around the crown and at the back; diagonal quilted cotton lining with waterproof layer in between and leather edge. Impossible to upgrade.

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RAF wartime dated beret in unissued condition.

RAF wartime dated beret in unissued condition.

RAF wartime dated beret in unissued condition.

RAF wartime dated beret in unissued condition.

RAF wartime dated beret in unissued condition.

RAF wartime dated beret in unissued condition.

RAF wartime dated beret in unissued condition.

RAF wartime dated beret in unissued condition.

RAF wartime dated beret in unissued condition.

RAF wartime dated beret in unissued condition.

RAF wartime dated beret in unissued condition.

RAF wartime dated beret in unissued condition.

AAF paddles for the multiplace life raft with reflectors.

 

Set of 2 paddles, each in two parts joined together with spring clips, for the multiplace dinghy carried on USAAF bomber and reconnaissance aircraft as part of the raft kit. Blue painted paddles doubled as reflectors to attract passing ships and aircraft having a special reflective surface on one side of the paddle blade. Some scratches to paint and a minor ding to the corner of one blade, otherwise a very good used set with serial/part number still clearly visible. These make a great display.

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AAF paddles for the multiplace life raft with reflectors

AAF paddles for the multiplace life raft with reflectors

AAF paddles for the multiplace life raft with reflectors

AAF paddles for the multiplace life raft with reflectors

AAF paddles for the multiplace life raft with reflectors

AAF paddles for the multiplace life raft with reflectors

AAF paddles for the multiplace life raft with reflectors

AAF paddles for the multiplace life raft with reflectors

AAF paddles for the multiplace life raft with reflectors

AAF paddles for the multiplace life raft with reflectors

AAF paddles for the multiplace life raft with reflectors

AAF paddles for the multiplace life raft with reflectors

AAF paddles for the multiplace life raft with reflectors

AAF paddles for the multiplace life raft with reflectors

WWI era heavy mittens, possibly RNAS flying use.

 

Heavy, fleece-lined leather mittens with short gauntlets in very dark brown/black leather. Tightening strap to wrist fastens with a UCFC press stud (United Carr Fastener Co.). Being black they may have been used by the RNAS which preferred black leather for their flying kit to the RFC's brown. Since most clothing used for flying was privately purchased anyway, it is impossible to say if these were used for flying or driving - but they are very warm and quite suitable for either. Some wear/damage to the leather on one gauntlet,  but not significant and they display well.

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WWI era heavy mittens, possibly RNAS use.

WWI era heavy mittens, possibly RNAS use.

WWI era heavy mittens, possibly RNAS use.

WWI era heavy mittens, possibly RNAS use.

WWI era heavy mittens, possibly RNAS use.

WWI era heavy mittens, possibly RNAS use.

WWI era heavy mittens, possibly RNAS use.

WWI era heavy mittens, possibly RNAS use.

WWI era heavy mittens, possibly RNAS use.

WWI era heavy mittens, possibly RNAS use.

Early Luftwaffe model FK34 Summer Flying helmet.

 

A very early production FK34 Summer Flying Helmet in very good clean condition. Nice salt and pepper weave cotton fabric body with brown cotton lining, leather trim and heavily plated hardware. Super high quality. This helmet was designed for pre-radio days and was usually worn by pilots of single seat aircraft, and even gliders (many early photos show this type of helmet being worn by Me109 pilots). Condition is great. It has a simple label inside with the RB Number printed and size 55, pretty small - suggesting perhaps a young trainee glider pilot. Early examples like this are not common.

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Luftwaffe FK34 Flying Helmet

Luftwaffe FK34 Flying Helmet

Luftwaffe FK34 Flying Helmet

Luftwaffe FK34 Flying Helmet

Luftwaffe FK34 Flying Helmet

Luftwaffe FK34 Flying Helmet

Luftwaffe FK34 Flying Helmet

Luftwaffe FK34 Flying Helmet

Luftwaffe FK34 Flying Helmet

Luftwaffe FK34 Flying Helmet

Complete AAF Pilot's Navigation Kit to pilot of 489 BG, 846 BS, 8th AF.

 

The most complete example of one of these kits I have ever come across, named to Lt. W.S. Buckmaster, 489 BG, 846 BS. The leather case is in excellent condition, with just little wear at the edges and fully functioning zip fastener and contains the owner's photo ID card plus some printed name tapes; 11 wartime aeronautical charts of the US, mostly east coast plus Pheonix, Detroit, Milwaukee, etc.  Additional 5 charts of Asia and the Pacific, Indian Ocean, Philipines, etc plus military street maps of Tokyo and Manila. Owner was in Europe with 489BG and then later in the Pacific.  Includes several blank navigation plotting sheets and landing fields/bases en route. Also includes his "housewife" sewing kit. A full case in great condition which would be well worth further research.

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AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete4430

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete4430

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

Scarce and interesting near complete set of 24 WWII Royal Navy Admiralty charts of the Mediterranean plus 4 additional charts including Spain, Portugal and North Africa.

The first time I have ever seen these. From the estate of a Fleet Air Arm Observer who flew in Swordfish, Albacore and Avenger aircraft from various carriers. This is a near complete set of charts (numbered sheets 1 to 26 with only sheets 18 and 24 missing). Each sheet is printed on very heavy paper, single sided, approx. 17" x 17" (43cm x 43cm). In additon, there are 4 additional sheets: Spain and Portugal, N. Africa (2) and a different scale Mediterranean (Italy). 28 total sheets. All are dated from 1939-42 with some annotations. Very good condition overall, one or two are grubby from storage but no damage. Excellent for a table top or wall display. If no one buys as a set I will consider selling separately.

 

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RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

AAF / USAF Type N-2 Aircrew Mittens.

Issued for extreme cold weather flying, and no doubt intended for wearing over other warm gloves. Gloves are in superb condition, appear unissued and made from unlined brown leather with moccasin style stitching. Well marked inside with what appears to be a 1949 contract order date. US Air Force white ink stamp on back of both hands. First pair of these I have ever encountered. Interesting item of flying clothing from between WWII and the Korean War, when the AAF was transitioning into the USAF and still using brown leather for a lot of flying kit. 

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AAF Type N-2 Aircrew Mittens

AAF Type N-2 Aircrew Mittens

AAF Type N-2 Aircrew Mittens

AAF Type N-2 Aircrew Mittens

AAF Type N-2 Aircrew Mittens

AAF Type N-2 Aircrew Mittens

AAF Type N-6 16mm Gun Camera for P-47, P-51 fighters etc.

16mm gun camera which was installed inside the wing of fighters including the P-51, P-47, P-38 etc. and electronically activated as the gun button was pressed to record footage of actual combat with enemy aircraft. This example has the added feature of a detachable viewfinder mounted on one side, so it could also be used manually - missing from most examples. Camera is in excellent condition, with no damage or dings, just very light wear. Lens by Eastman looks very good. Back opens to receive film canister and camera is well marked. manufactured by Morse Instrument Co. of Hudson, Ohio. 

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AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera

AAF Type N-6 Gun Camera