You are bidding on an EXCELLENT used example of a WW2 German Luftwaffe LKpN101 Fliegerkopfhaube fur Sommer mit FT-Gerät (Summer Flight Helmet with Communication Equipment), Ln.26670, as used by many German pilots throughout WW2! This SPECIFIC version is the 3-point helmet, designed for the 3-point oxygen masks as used by bomber pilots!
During WW1, most pilots quickly realized the need for protective headgear due to the cold weather effects while in an open cockpit. As no headgear was readily available, pilots were forced to utilize commercially produced leather motorcycle and automobile helmets. During WW2, the German military produced approx. 10 variations of flight helmets for various operational conditions, as well as with or without radio communication equipment. This specific helmet was designed with radio equipment for fighter and bomber pilots. It was similar to the earlier model used in the early months of the Battle of Britain (LWpW100), however with updated features.
Made of leather, cotton, and fleece, this helmet is in EXCELLENT used condition! All the buckles and tabs work perfectly, and all retain most of their original paint. The electrics are intact, and all straps are fully adjustable. The data label remains and clearly indicates, “LKpN101, Ln.26670. The size is hard to make out, but I believe this is around a size 59. The mesh is fully intact, and the leather remains soft and supple, in a nice, rich, dark brown. However as it was used in combat, there are some slight marks and wear. The cellophane that covers the earphones are also present. Some slight rust from storage on the metal fittings. A FANTASTIC addition to any collection or display!
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Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. I will describe each auction to the best of my knowledge and take as many photos necessary to ensure you are pleased upon receiving your item. All sales are final, so please make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction before you purchase.
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Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.
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