You are bidding on a NICE used example of an EARLY WW2 German Luftwaffe LKpW101 Fliegerkopfhaube fur Winter mit FT-Gerat (Winter Flight Helmet with Communication Equipment), Ln. 26618, as used by many German pilots throughout WW2! This is the MUCH RARER Rabbit Fur lined version.
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, fleece, and rabbit fur, this helmet is in EXCELLENT used condition. There are no rips or tears, and the leather is still very soft and supple. All snaps, tabs, and buckles work correctly, and retain their original paint. All the electrics are 100% intact (headphones, wiring, throat mic, plug) and function perfectly. All straps are fully adjustable, and the data label is still intact indicating, “LKpW101, Ln.26618”. Some slight corrosion on some of the metal fittings, however this is normal for the age. The cellophane covers for the ear phones are also still fully intact, but they are cracking, due to the age! This is a smaller size…maybe around 59. As it was used in combat, and as such, features some slight stains, wear, and marks along the throat mic straps and ear phones. Sadly, one of the caps for the throat mic is missing, but that is an easy replacement. A FANTASTIC combat-worn example, PERFECT for 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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