26617, as used by many German pilots throughout the war! 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.Made of cotton with a satin lining, this helmet is in EXCELLENT used condition. There are no rips or tears, and the fabric is still very soft and supple. All snaps, tabs, and buckles work correctly, and there is NO corrosion on the steel fittings. All electrics are FULLY intact, including the helmet plug and throat mic!
All straps are fully adjustable, and the data label is still intact indicating, LKpS101, Ln. It is marked as a size 59. The leather covers for the ear phones are also still fully intact!
Sadly, the cellophone earphone colors were removed during the war... A HIGHLY sought-after piece, it would make a FANTASTIC and VERY RARE addition to any collection or display! 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 Luftwaffe LKp S101 Fliegerkopfhaube Summer Flight Helmet -NICE" is in sale since Saturday, May 16, 2020. 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.