Because the originals were deteriorated. Original H-87A/U comm wires and H-87A/U receivers and nice set of chrome Hardman Oxygen Mask Receivers.
Typical nicks and scratches to paint and visor as would be expected from nearly 50 years old (see photos). Leather covered sizing pads are still soft.
Photos are of the actual items you will receive. Be Sure to check out my other military flight gear related items that I have listed. Thank you for looking and Good Luck!
The item "US NAVY APH-5 PILOT FLIGHT HELMET / SIZE LARGE" is in sale since Sunday, July 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\1954-60\Original Period Items". The seller is "70gt500" and is located in Camas, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Sweden, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, New Zealand, Norway.