In four short years, the US Army Air Forces grew from a small air service to a mighty armada that swept the Luftwaffe from the skies, and was capable of projecting force on a global scale. AAF pilots of WW2 were issued the classic AN-H-15 khaki cotton flight helmet for wear in warm weather. This US Army AAF WW2 PILOT WIRED AN-H-15 KHAKI COTTON FLIGHT HELMET is in very good condition, with moderate drying and some modern tape repairs to the leather covering of the wiring, and with some light overall age wear evident (ALL pictured).
Otherwise, the helmet is in fine shape, with absolutely no rips, holes, tears, or other damage to the crisp khaki cotton construction. Most interestingly, it boasts the original "R-14" ear phones with leather covered wiring and a "PL-54" black plastic end plug, sports black rubber ear cups with chamois "donut" interior ear pads, and carries the classic "AN-H-15" AAF nomenclature label inside. The helmet is a Size Large, features the original velour padded khaki finished leather chinstrap, and exhibits all three khaki finished leather goggle retention tabs at back. It bears the traditional "winged star" outline stamping of the "ARMY AIR FORCES" at the left crown and the interior right crown, and is a fine example of a rare, original US Army AAF WW2 PILOT WIRED AN-H-15 KHAKI COTTON FLIGHT HELMET.
The item "US Army AAF WW2 PILOT WIRED AN-H-15 KHAKI COTTON FLIGHT HELMET LARGE Vtg Aviator" is in sale since Wednesday, April 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "abramsantiques" and is located in Claremont, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.