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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 very hot and impracticable to wear.

Air Ministry Ref No. 22C/970, size 2.

Fitted with a very nice original Brown & Purple colour fleck internal wiring loom, jack plug and 'Sefton' resin type 16 receivers.

The helmet outer is made from tan cotton fabric and incorporates a neck flap, for sun protection.

The inside is lined with white/cream silk, to keep the head cool, which is in great condition.
Rubber stamped with the size number and the A.I.D. inspector stamp (albeit feint).

The elastic chin strap and (supple) rubber ear cups are in a good condition.

Overall condition wise, it is a excellent ' hardly used' helmet with some slight soiling (see photo's).