US Air Force fighter and bomber pilots of the late 1970s and early 1980s often wore the classic Gentex HGU-26/P flight helmet. This Vintage USAF FIGHTER BOMBER PILOT YELLOW PAINTED GENTEX HGU-26/P FLIGHT HELMET is in excellent condition, with some light scattered scratching and dark soiling around the exterior, moderate tacky dark residue around the inside from the missing front and back crown leather pads, heavy loosening to the interior top crown leather pad, which can sometimes separate from the liner, and with some light scattered age wear evident (ALL pictured).Otherwise, the helmet is in excellent shape, with absolutely no cracking or other damage to the tough fiberglass construction, which. Retains approximately 97% of the crisp, period applied yellow exterior finish.
Most interestingly, it's a Size Large. Boasts the original matching yellow finished Gentex side actuated dual visor housing with fully functional white plastic pull down press knobs, tinted and clear visors, metal "glove" snap closure white nylon chinstrap with sliding velour pad, riveted white nylon nape strap with sliding velour pad, tan rubber edge rim, gray rubber interior ear cups, metal ear phones, and styrofoam crown liner. And is dated 1984 on the original nomenclature tag inside, which is right next to the maker's label of the famous "GENTEX CORPORATION".A beautiful example of a very rare, original. Vintage USAF FIGHTER BOMBER PILOT YELLOW PAINTED GENTEX HGU-26/P FLIGHT HELMET. The item "Vtg USAF FIGHTER BOMBER PILOT YELLOW PAINTED GENTEX HGU-26/P FLIGHT HELMET LARGE" is in sale since Wednesday, September 2, 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.