You are bidding on a SUPERB and EXTRAORDINARILY RARE example of a WW2 German Luftwaffe HAS 16 Höhen Atmer Sauerstoffgerät, as used in conjunction with the Model 30 IS24 Sitzfallschirm 10-404.G2 (Seat Parachute)! This was ONLY used in late-war high-altitude fighter aircraft! Used specifically in the Me262, He162, Do335 and others!
The Luftwaffe Sitzfallschirm Model 30 IS 24 (Fl. 30231) was based on the original British Irvin parachute, which German copied once the war had broken out. it was worn by fighter pilots in Me109, Ju87, Me262, Me110, as well as crew members in larger aircraft that had a bucket-type seat. It features the copied RAF quick release box (although the Germans added a safety key to prevent accidental depression and potential premature release).
The difference between the standard Seat Parachute and the High-Altitude version, was the addition of a small oxygen tank stored in the seat section. This allowed the pilot to attach his oxygen mask to the unit, thus giving him much needed air when bailing out at higher than normal altitudes.
Made of brass, this “seat type” High Altitude HAS 16 was only used in Fighters and Interceptors. It is one of the RAREST oxygen systems to find for the seat-type German Parachutes! This is just the internal oxygen tubes, so good for parts/restoration. The overall condition is SUPERB, showing only normal age from storage! Though there is some slight scratching on the metal fittings, but NO damage or corrosion! The last photo shows the exact location where this oxygen unit was stored. EXTREMELY rare, it would make a PERFECT 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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