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.
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... 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! 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 LKpW101 Fliegerkopfhaube Winter FUR Flight Helmet #2 VERY RARE" is in sale since Thursday, September 21, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "messerschmitt*109" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.