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 VERY NICE 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. This is around a size 60 or so. The mesh is fully intact, with only a couple of very small holes, and the leather remains soft and supple, in a nice, rich, light brown. However, as it was used in combat, there are some slight marks and wear.
The cellophane that covers the earphones is also dirty, but this is normal due to the age. A FANTASTIC addition to any collection or display! PLEASE DO NOT PAY UNTIL YOU ARE INVOICED!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. 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. Use is solely based on my authorization only. The item "WW2 German LKpN101 Netzkopfhaube Pilot Helmet Ln. 26670 Me109 Fw190 Me110" is in sale since Sunday, April 24, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Personal, Field Gear".
The seller is "messerschmitt*109" and is located in Malibu, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.