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Uniforms/Insignia

  • USAF Test Pilot School Patch

    SKU: 22-UN-5

     About 4" full size embroidered patch from the files of the father of the School at Edwards, MG Albert Boyd.  Excellent.

    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
    22-UN-5
  • Real Picture Postcard RAF - circa 1918

    SKU: 22-P-111

     Pencil annotation on the reverse: "Early RAF Officer/RNAS buttons/RNAS style rank on sleeves and rank badge on cap".    Very good; postally unused.

    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
    22-P-111
  • Pre-WWII Royal Air Force Pilot Helmet & Goggles - 1937

    SKU: 22-UN-4

     Vintage RAF soft leather helmet with correct pilot goggles.  Label inside is dated 1937 (see photo at left).  Leather is supple bit slightly dry on upper seam.  Overall about good condition.

    Price: $350.00
    $350.00
    22-UN-4
  • WWI Royal Naval Air Service Hat - circa 1916

    SKU: 22-UN-3

     RNAS enlisted mechanic garrison hat in dark blue wool.  Size about 7; maker's label inside worn thin and not readable; hat band intact but slightly frayed in back. Very small ink name inside sweatband: I. Heald; beieved not to be the owner of this hat. Overall about good condition.  A rare hat seldom seen. 

    Price: $350.00
    $350.00
    22-UN-3
  • HGU-7P Vietnam-Era Pilot Helmet - circa 1967

    SKU: 22-UN-2

     Unusual USAF pilot hardhat, all electrics present including boom mike and oxygen mask.  This helmet, sometimes referred to as a FAC or "Polo" model, was only in use for several years and reportedly not very popular.  Various militaria forums show some controversy as to who wore this model; some say forward air controllers ((FACs), KC-135 refueling crews or maybe even C-130/C-141 pilots on combat air drops.  Very good condition.  Not often found complete with electrics and oxygen mask.  While not in service very long, this is a "must" in a helmet collection. (Shopping cart ordering not active for this item; inquire and an invoice will be sent)

    Price: $385.00
    $385.00
    22-UN-2
  • Korean War US Navy Jet Helmet

    SKU: 22-UN-1

     Authentic hard hat with cloth OD helmet insert, all electrics intact and includes the correct oxygen mask.  Very good original condition.  A desireable set especially with the difficult-to-find oxygen mask. 

    Price: $450.00
    $450.00
    22-UN-1
  • WWII-era Switlik Seat Pack Parachute - 1942

    SKU: 22-PILOT-2

     Complete and packed, webbing, attachments and D-ring intact.  Civilian packing log inplace and dated 1950.  I would not want to fly with this baby since it feels hard as a rock!  While this has no military markings, it is not unreasonable that this chute is appropriate for the civilian flight schools under contract to the military in WWII.  I recall flying with something like this in T-28s circa 1965.  Some staining on outer cover; not inspected inside.  About fair condition. 

    Price: $165.00
    $165.00
    22-PILOT-2
  • WWI Royal Air Force Pilot Documents - 1918

    SKU: 21-UN-18

     RAF Army Book 439, "Officer's Record of Services" with sections for Promotion, Service, Regimental Employment and Mention in Dispatches.  Small 4x5.5" blue buckram folder with snap closure.  Named in ink to Ross Waller Moir but empty beyond the first page.  Accompanying is a F.S. Form 20, "Royal air Force Record of Flying Clothing Issued", also named to the same individual (with rank of Lt) and RAF stamped with 3 Sep 18 issue date.  Interior page with equipment listed is filled in, signed and dated 7 Dec 1918 with annotation "Handed in".  Useful list of WWI flying equipment actually issued to a WWI RAF pilot.  My guess is that he completed training but the war ended before he had a chance to serve.  Very good with normal wear.

    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
    21-UN-18
  • Air Associates Sales Poster/Catalog - 1938/39

    SKU: 21-CAT-79

     Large poster-like catalog, 18x24", then four-folded for mailing.  Quarter page on aviation jewelry, half-page on goggles (seen in photo to the left), full-page on pilot clothing and helmets.  Very good.

    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
    21-CAT-79
  • Luxor Goggle Catalog by Meyrowitz - circa 1925

    SKU: 21-CAT-52

     Six-fold, 3.5x6.25" illus catalog of this most famous and "Cadillac" of WWI goggles sold by the famous Meyrowitz Co. with offices throughout the U.S., London and Paris.  First of these I have encountered.

    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
    21-CAT-52