This is an original 1950’s USN USMC Combat jet pilot flight helmet type APH-5. This helmet was one of the first hard hat flight helmets the USN used that did not have a cloth liner. It was originally painted with a gold flake paint to make it radar reflective. That never really worked all that well, so many helmets were repainted white like this one. It has the very rare original pads inside as well as all original earphones and wires. It has a name on the back W. On the front sides are the leather straps with snaps to attach a MS22001 oxygen mask. It has one visor and it is dark green. I will include a male Styrofoam head unless you tell me you don’t want it. Thank you for your interest in my auctions. The item “1950’s USN Jet Pilot Helmet Type APH-5 Complete with earphones and Original Pads” is in sale since Tuesday, July 9, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1954-60\Original Period Items”. The seller is “dauntlessaviation” and is located in Apache Junction, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States