Helmet - Flight Crew (RNZAF)

1940
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Production Date
1940
1941
Description
Black/brown leather flight cap. Two black snaps on each side at the front. Over the ears is a round pocket with a metal zipper. Inside each pocket, is a metal and plastic or rubber earphone. At the chin is a leather strap on one side and a metal clip and leather tab on the other. At the back of the flight helmet is a leather strap and metal buckle. The helmet is lined with cream-coloured leather. In between the inner and outer layers of leather is a lining of green cotton. On the inside, on each side, there is a leather tab (one brown, one cream) with the backings on two snap units. On each side is a round piece of padding and a hole which leads to the earphones. There is a strip of velvet on the inside of the helmet, at the top, and on the tab on the left side.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Leather
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic
Organic/Vegetal/Plant Extract/Latex/Rubber
Processed Material/Textile/Cotton
Processed Material/Textile/Velvet
Signature/Marks and Type
R.N.Z.A.F. Size 6 7/8 7 Issue 1940/1 Label
G.R. BURGESS Hand-written
G.R. BURGESS 41869 Hand-written
BENNETTS Embossed
Accession No
2004.216
Credit Line
1940
1941. Helmet - Flight Crew (RNZAF), 2004.216. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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