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RAF D-Type Flying Helmet

WW2, RAF D-Type Tropical Flying Helmet.

Intended for Aircrew use in hot climates where a leather flying helmet would be impracticable.

This is a late pattern with an internal wiring loom, Air Ministry Ref No. 22C/971, size 3.

The helmet outer is made from tan cotton fabric and incorporates a neck flap, for sun protection.
The inside is lined with white silk, to keep the head cool.

The helmet has a very good tan internal wiring loom with Jack plug & a pair of type 32 receivers.

The elastic chin strap and rubber ear cups are in very good condition.

Overall, a great 'used' condition helmet, with some slight soiling and a couple of small holes in the lining (see photo).