Vtg US Navy HELICOPTER PILOT GENTEX TAPED SPH-3C RAMS HORN FLIGHT HELMET RARE
US Navy helicopter pilots of the 1970s and 1980s wore the classic Gentex SPH-3C "rams horn" flight helmet, often embellished with reflective tape designs in their unit's colors. This Vintage US Navy HELICOPTER PILOT GENTEX TAPED SPH-3C "RAMS HORN" FLIGHT HELMET is in good condition, with some scattered scratching and chipping to the reflective tape design around the exterior, holes in the lower left front and back where a boom mic and wiring were once attached, a small tear in the bottom right edge rim, some scattered brownish and dark soiling around the inside, "F/N 17" scratched into the back of each ear cup, missing the boom mic, missing the wiring, missing the black rubber interior right ear cushion, missing the ear phones, and with some overall age wear evident (ALL pictured). Otherwise, the helmet is in fine shape, with no other damage to the tough fiberglass construction. Most interestingly, it boasts a striking reflective tape pattern around the exterior, with a white base, a red border around the visor housing that centers an alternating red and yellow sideways diamond, a yellow trimmed red stripe down each exterior ear, a red and yellow square at each lower back crown, and a red stripe running vertically down the middle back crown. It sports the original dual visor "rams horn" housing with fully functional black plastic pull down screw knobs, tinted and clear visors, diagonal black velcro strips on the visor housing, darkened brass "glove" snap closure brownish OD nylon chinstrap, wide OD cotton neck band, brown leather and OD HBT nylon interior suspension, black rubber edge rim, hard plastic interior ear cups, and styrofoam crown liner, carries the original "Gentex" maker's label inside, and dates to the late 1970s. A fine example of a very rare, original Vintage US Navy HELICOPTER PILOT GENTEX TAPED SPH-3C "RAMS HORN" FLIGHT HELMET. The item "Vtg US Navy HELICOPTER PILOT GENTEX TAPED SPH-3C RAMS HORN FLIGHT HELMET RARE" is in sale since Monday, September 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Vietnam (1961-75)\Original Period Items\Hats & Helmets".
The seller is "abramsantiques" and is located in Claremont, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.