German Luftwaffe K-33 Leather Flying Helmet
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- Air Force Yes
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Original WW2 German Air Force K-33 Cold Weather Flying Helmet (Luftwaffe K33 Fliegerkopfhaubewinter) in Brown Leather with Sheepskin fur lining.
It has a pair of chamois lined leather cross-over chin straps which buckle at each cheek. There is a metal hook beneath each earpiece and a wire loop on an adjustable cotton webbing strap mounted above the forehead so the three-strap Luftwaffe oxygen mask (not present) can be attached. On the rear of the helmet above the neck are a pair of leather press-stud loops, intended to retain the goggle strap.
I can see no markings and there is no maker's tag. It looks like the Helmet never had such a tag.
The FK33 flying helmet was designed for aircrew positions which did not require radio communication. During the early years of World War Two, this included many pilots of single engined fighters, as well as training crews and some combat positions on larger aircraft.
The Flying Helmet is in Very Good used condition for its age.
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