original 1961 USAF Helmet w/visor and oxygen mask

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 10,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction
Original USAF (United States Air Force) Helmet, Dated 5 / 1961 with retractable visor and interior speakers with detached oxygen mask.
Also included is the very thick insulated drawstring bag clearly indicating US AIRFORCE with insignia.
Although I rarely encounter military items this was a real find.
The helmets interior,the drawstring bag and oxygen mask have the following information transcribed verbatim (which may help those better versed in this sort of item to identify pertinent information):
1) Helmet,flying HGU-2/p
mil H-26671 (USAF)
Size Large
Date MFD 5-61
Gentex Corporation
2) Drawstring bag, Green color, very thick with US AIRFORCE stamp and insignia.
Bag markings;
Bag,Helmet,Protective
Part No. 58k3576
Stock No. 8
Cont,Qm (ctm) 10145-E-61
LadyMac Corset Co,Inc
US PROP
3) Oxygen Mask,Dark green color (Not attached to mask)
Mask Markings;
Mask,Oxygen,MBU-5/P
Mil-M 27274(USAF)
Size Regular Narrow
Contract No. Af34(601)8657
fsn 3
ENG.Co.PT NO 450-81
Sierra U.S.
Specific description of quality;
The Helmet is dirty,The front of the helmet(above the visor) has decals that say USAF the US part is a mess the AF part is perfect,above these is a decal of what looks like angel wings the wings are fine the helmet has NO dings major scratches or cracks and the visors retraction works fine,the visor has NO cracks or scratches at all.But it is (and lets be clear about this) not spotless it looks kind of stained but not dark,this I can tell you.It should be clean"able".
The oxygen mask is NOT connected to ANYTHING.
The bag is in great condition but needs cleaning, I have not tried to clean ANY of these items as I dont want to do anything wrong.
I dont know anything about military items,I do not pretend to either,hopefully by providing ALL of the identifying information you can make a informed decision as to this group,as to whether the helmet,bag and or the oxygen mask are,or were "compatable" I am not aware,the helmet,and the oxygen mask were in the bag when recieved.
I am starting the bidding on this item extremely low so everybody has a chance to own this rare group.
Thier is NO RETURN of these items.
NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED.
MONEY ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
As they are over 45 years old and I have rarely seen this sort of item I can only guess that they are relatively rare I hope this is something that was used to protect our freedoms and way of life.
I AM PROUD TO BE AMERICAN, I HOPE YOU ARE TOO!
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!

Vintage 1961 USAF Fighter Pilot Helmet with visor,oxygen mask and original bag.

THIS IS A UNITED STATES AIR FORCE PILOT HELMET

I COULD NOT ADD THIS IN THE TITLE SO I AM HOPING THAT MORE PEOPLE SEARCHING WILL SEE THIS LISTING SINCE I ADDED THE WORD PILOT

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