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BATTLE OF BRITAIN ERA Early WW2 1940 Air Ministry Contract British RAF Irvin Pilot’s & Air Crew Sheepskin Lined Leather Flying Jacket By Links With ‘AM’ & ‘DOT Made In England’ Marked Zip Pullers. Sn 15339:12 - 15339:12
This is an excellent early WW2 British RAF Flying Jacket. The Dark brown leather jacket has the correct panels, neck and waist straps (buckle of waist strap absent), and plush fleece lining. The leather is supple and clean with just a few small areas of service wear to be expected. It’s body and cuff zips function as they should and are marked ‘AM’ (Air Ministry) and by the manufacturer ‘DOT Made In England’. The lining has an excellent clean original label with ‘Size 4, AM Crown’ and size detail together with Air Ministry contract code ‘H 174370/40/C.I.D’ (This contact was awarded to Links in 1940. The label is illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:12
£675.00

WW2 Era British RAF Irvin Air Ministry Contract Sheepskin Fleece Lined Leather Flying Over Trousers With Zippers Marked ‘AM Lightning’ & Correct Webbing Braces. Sn 15339:13 - 15339:13
In the late 1930s Irvin Airshute were making Irvin sheepskin trousers, the perfect complement to the the Irvin Sheepskin Flying Jacket. During WW2 the British Air Ministry secured contracts for other manufacturer’s to make Irvin flying gear. These are an original pair of WW2 era AM contract Irvin fleece lined leather flying over trousers. All leather and stitching are clean and intact with correct zips and webbing braces. The legs have 2 thigh fleece lined pockets with flap tops and press stud fasteners and the hips 2 press stud fastening, open top fleece lined pockets. The legs have the correct full length zips with leather pull tabs. The metal zip pulls are ‘AM Crown’ and manufacturer marked ‘Lightning’. The inside waist has a nice clean original AM Crown marked label with size 2 detail and number ‘539778’ most likely an AM contract number (illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:13
£325.00

WW2 Era Air Ministry Contract British RAF Irvin Pilot’s & Air Crew Sheepskin Lined Leather Flying Jacket ‘WD’ & ‘Lightning’ Marked Zip Puller. Sn 15339:14 - 15339:14
This is a very good WW2 era British RAF Flying Jacket. The dark brown leather jacket has the correct panels, neck and waist straps with buckles and plush fleece lining. The leather is supple and clean with areas of service wear to be expected and a small contemporary stitched repair to the left of the zipper at the chest (as viewed from the front). It’s body zips functions as it should and its zip pull is marked with WD broad arrow and by the manufacturer ‘Lightning’. The cuffs have zips (one without puller). The lining has a worn but clean original label with ‘Size 4, AM Crown’ detail together with Air Ministry contract / stores code ‘22c/320’ (the label is illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:14
£375.00

WW2 1942 Dated British RAF Irvin Air Ministry Contract Sheepskin Fleece Lined Leather Flying Over Trousers With Zippers Marked ‘AM Lightning’ & Correct Webbing Braces. Sn 15339:15 - 15339:15
In the late 1930s Irvin Airshute were making Irvin sheepskin trousers, the perfect complement to the the Irvin Sheepskin Flying Jacket. During WW2 the British Air Ministry secured contracts for other manufacturer’s to make Irvin flying gear. These are an original pair of WW2 dated AM contract Irvin fleece lined leather flying over trousers. All leather and stitching are clean and intact with correct zips and webbing braces. The legs have 2 thigh pockets with flap tops and press stud fasteners and 2 press stud fastening, open top fleece lined pockets at the hip. The legs have the correct full length zips with leather pull tabs. The metal zip pulls are ‘AM Crown’ and manufacturer marked ‘Lightning’. The inside waist has a nice clean original AM Crown marked label with size 4 detail and stores number ‘4314/C.37.B’ together with 1942 date (illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:15
£375.00

Early WW2 Era Air Ministry Contract British RAF Irvin Pilot’s & Air Crew Sheepskin Lined Leather Flying Jacket With ‘AM’ & ‘DOT Made In England’ Marked Zip Pullers. Sn 15339:16 - 15339:16
This is a very good WW2 British RAF Flying Jacket. The Dark brown leather jacket has the correct panels, neck and waist straps with buckles (part of the waist strap absent) and plush fleece lining. The leather is supple and clean with just a few small areas of service wear to be expected. It’s body and cuff zips function as they should and are marked by the manufacturer ‘DOT Made In England’. One zip pull is ‘AM’ (Air Ministry) marked. The lining has a worn but clean original label with ‘Size 3’, ‘AM Crown’ detail together with faint ink stamped Air Ministry contract / stores codes (the label is illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:16
£475.00

WW2 British RAF Air Ministry Marked MK IVB ‘22C/167’ Fighter Pilot’s Flying Goggles With Hinged Sun Visor. Sn 15339:17 - 15339:17
The final derivative of the MK IV series of RAF goggles were more robust than their predecessors. The goggles were also made with riveted guide plates for installation on the type B flying helmet. The MK IVB was manufactured by several optical companies and issued in greater numbers than earlier variants ( see page 32 of Luftwaffe vs RAF by Prodger). This is an original example of the MK IVB British RAF flying Goggles in excellent condition. The goggles are clean & undamaged with all of the correct MK IVB features including hinged sun visor elasticated loops and strap with buckle. The leather strap is impressed with Air Ministry ‘A Crown M’ mark and correct stores codes ‘22C/167’ and model designation (illustrated in image 2). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:17
£575.00

WW2 1942 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Fighter Pilot's B-6 Leather Flying Helmet With Murdock Co U.S. Army Signal Corps Wired Communications, Ear Phones & Jack. Sn 15339:18 - 15339:18
An original WW2 B-6 American pilot's leather flying helmet (see page 8 of the book Flying Headgear Of The World 1934-45 by Weld)). The helmet is made of thick dark brown leather with sheepskin fleece lining. It has the correct leather chin strap with fleece padding & buckle. The Murdock Co U.S. Army Signal Corps marked ear phones are covered by leather pads incorporated into the helmet. The inside of the helmet has clean and undamaged and has a clean United States Air Force property label with B-6 model designation and 1942 codes (illustrated). The jack is numbered ‘PL-54’. All material and leather of the helmet are clean and intact. The display head illustrated in the images is not included. The price for this WW2 Fighter Pilot's set includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:18
£235.00

WW2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Fighter Pilot's A-9 Cloth Flying Helmet. Sn 15339:19 - 15339:19
An original WW2 A-9 American pilot's cloth flying helmet (see page 2 of the book Flying Headgear Of The World 1934-45 by Weld)). The helmet is made of green cloth with inner sheepskin fleece ear pads. It has the correct leather chin strap with fleece padding & buckle. The inside of the helmet is clean and undamaged and has a clean United States Air Force property label with A-9 model designation, stores codes and size ‘Medium’ (illustrated). All material of the helmet is clean and intact. The display head illustrated in the images is not included. The price for this WW2 Fighter Pilot's set includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:19
£125.00

WW2 British RAF Air Ministry Marked MK IV Fighter Pilot’s Flying Goggles. Sn 15339:20 - 15339:20
As a result of facial injuries reported by pilots to the Air Ministry MK IV goggles with alloy frames and visor were introduced (see page 31 of Luftwaffe vs RAF by Prodger). This is an original example of the MK IVB British RAF flying Goggles in good condition. The goggles are clean & undamaged with correct MK IV features apart from the absence of hinged visor. The leather strap is impressed with Air Ministry ‘A Crown M’ mark and partially visible stores codes (illustrated in image 2). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:20
£395.00

WW2 British RAF MK IIIA Fighter Pilot’s Flying Goggles. Sn 15339:21 - 15339:21
MK III & IIIa flying goggles represented a radical and short lived yet crucial departure from conventional AM goggle designs. The goggles were fitted with curved celluloid plastic lenses (see page 31 of Luftwaffe Vs RAF by Prodger). Our example of the MK III goggles is fitted with the correct part elasticated , part leather strap with buckle. These goggles are in excellent condition. The goggles are clean & undamaged. The leather starp is AM marked and has model designation and stores codes (illustrated). The display head illustrated in the images is not included. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:21
£350.00

RARE, MINT, WW2 1940 British WD RAF Pilot’s Tan Cloth Pilot's Training Flying Helmet By M. Kaye With Correct Air Ministry Gosport Communication Tubes. Sn 15339:22 - 15339:22
An original rare to find WW2 RAF pilot's cloth flying helmet (see page 20 of the book Flying Headgear Of The World 1934-45 by Weld). The helmet is made of tan cloth with inner felt lining and mesh ear roundels. It has the correct cloth chin strap with buckle. The helmet is near mint, clean and undamaged. It has the correct ear flaps with press stud fasteners and the lining has a 1940 dated size label 6 ½ - 6 7/8 with manufacturer detail M.Kaye together with ‘WD arrow Q244’ ink stamp (illustrated). The helmet comes with original AM marked Gosport tubes, used for communication between Trainer pilot and co-pilot / trainee. The fabric covered flexible metal tubes are in excellent condition. The earpieces bakelite, each marked with A.M. King's Crown and reference numbers. The alloy jack is AM Crown marked (all illustrated). The display head illustrated in the images is not included. The price for rare WW2 set includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:22
£495.00

MINT, BATTLE OF BRITAIN ERA, 1928 To Early WW2 British RAF Fighter Pilot’s Lightweight Flying Goggles (MK II) No Lenses Strap Marked ‘K8’. Sn 15339:23 - 15339:23
This style of goggle has become known as the MKII although no record exists of it by that title. Introduced in 1928 the pattern was obsolete before WW2 began but continued to be used throughout the early war years and are prevalent in contemporary pictures of Battle Of Britain fighter pilots (see page 29 of Luftwaffe vs RAF by Prodger). The goggles in near mint condition should have flat laminate lenses but the lenses of our example are absent. The goggles have the correct light grey alloy frames, backed with brown material and correct brown simulated fur. The leather sprung head strap has the correct 2 adjustment buckles and is ink stamped ‘K8’. The display head illustrated in the images is not included. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:23
£425.00
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