You are bidding on a FANTASTIC and NEAR MINT boxed set of WW2 German Luftwaffe Nitsche und Günther Splinter-Proof Goggles (Schutzbrille), Fl. 30550, as used by many fighter and bomber pilots throughout WW2!
Development of flight goggles began with the advent of military aircraft during WW1. In the early 1930’s the German firm, “Nitsche & Günther” designed splinter goggles that were based on a pattern that was originally developed by the British firm “Triplex”. During WW2, the Luftwaffe used a wide variety of protective goggles, which all followed the same basic design. Originally this type of goggle came in a single piece frame with clear lenses (similar to sunglasses), however as of 1942, tinted lenses were introduced, and finally in 1944, came the latest model, featuring a 3-piece frame with adjustable nose bride.
This Luftwaffe Nitsche und Günther Flight goggle set is in SUPERB unused condition. They come complete in their original tin box, which features the model and Fl. number stamped on the top! Some slight marks and dents on the case, but that is expected, given the age. The frames are made of bakelite, are in PERFECT used condition, with no scratches or damage. The clear lenses also show NO damage or major scratches (some fine marks, but it does not detract)! The elastic straps are still solid, with no fraying, and MUCH of the elasticity still remains! Retain 99% their original finish, with some slight corrosion on the metal fittings! EASILY one of the NICEST sets I have seen, it would make for an AMAZING addition to any collection or display!
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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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