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#1 18-12-2015 07:33:12

Rebbaron55
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Luftwaffe Leather Flight Helmet

I was doing some research on the mesh version of this flight helmet that I am about to acquire and thought I would post this leather example from my collection. smile Everything is intact and in excellent condition except for the connector for plugging into the aircraft radio. It has different throat mikes than the cloth example that I posted earlier with the Summer flight clothing. Hope you will enjoy!                    Barron cool

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Flight%20Helmets/DSC06678_zpsc5p1p2hw.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Flight%20Helmets/DSC06677_zps47o9q4nj.jpg, http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Flight%20Helmets/DSC06679_zpslyblxd6k.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Flight%20Helmets/DSC06680_zpsn3p5mkvx.jpg,
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Flight%20Helmets/DSC06681_zpstt2dfy65.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Flight%20Helmets/DSC06682_zpskv77vpgd.jpg

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#2 21-12-2015 14:25:33

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Re: Luftwaffe Leather Flight Helmet

That is a nice Hat ! sorry for the forum problem !

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#3 21-12-2015 14:34:46

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Re: Luftwaffe Leather Flight Helmet

Great to hear from you Sebastian! Should be getting a mesh covered example soon!   Barron smile

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#4 21-12-2015 18:22:54

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Re: Luftwaffe Leather Flight Helmet

Nice complete helmet Barron.


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#5 21-12-2015 22:18:32

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Re: Luftwaffe Leather Flight Helmet

Nice flight helmet.  I have one of those in size 58. Rich A. in Pa.


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#6 22-12-2015 01:06:13

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Re: Luftwaffe Leather Flight Helmet

Sure glad to see we are back in operation again! big_smile I was getting frantic trying to figure out the error code 20! hmm Back on the subject, yeah I wish mine was a 58 or 59! tongue  Barron

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#7 22-12-2015 03:01:45

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Re: Luftwaffe Leather Flight Helmet

That is the reason I bought it. It was my size. I like to buy things that are my size. Rich A. in Pa.


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#8 26-12-2015 00:31:14

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Re: Luftwaffe Leather Flight Helmet

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/31_david125.jpg
Map to go with the helmet. Rich A. in Pa.


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#9 26-12-2015 11:17:38

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Awesome map.


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#10 26-12-2015 13:27:33

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Re: Luftwaffe Leather Flight Helmet

Thanks. Rich A. in Pa.


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#11 26-12-2015 16:21:17

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Re: Luftwaffe Leather Flight Helmet

Hi Rich! What location is the map showing? Can you take a close up of the title area with scale shown etc.? smile I have been trying to get one for African subject without success so far, but do have several American examples for Pacific locations and Italy. Barron cool

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#12 26-12-2015 23:11:46

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Re: Luftwaffe Leather Flight Helmet

It is the Hull and Grimsby area of England. 1941 dated. Rich A. in Pa.


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#13 27-12-2015 10:46:06

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Re: Luftwaffe Leather Flight Helmet

it's a paper map ???

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#14 28-12-2015 09:42:52

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It's a map with special "glow in the dark" coating so that flight crews could read it at night while flying.


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#15 28-12-2015 10:05:51

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Re: Luftwaffe Leather Flight Helmet

thanks Chris ! wink

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#16 31-12-2015 17:47:27

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Re: Luftwaffe Leather Flight Helmet

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/31_luftmap.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/31_luftmap01.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/31_luftmap00.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/31_luftmap02.jpg
The map edge is yellow so the aviator can see it better. The UV coated maps are KM. The map material is oilcloth. It can be written on and cleaned using wax pencils.


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#17 01-01-2016 01:42:54

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Re: Luftwaffe Leather Flight Helmet

So the yellow is not luminous but just a bright edge color? Interesting how different countries come up with different ideas for aviation escape maps or are these for operational use in flight on bombers? Is it radioactive like my field police gorget? roll  Barron

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#18 01-01-2016 13:41:10

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Re: Luftwaffe Leather Flight Helmet

This is just a aviators map. The Germans did not issue E&E maps like the U.S. and British. The edge is just a bright colour. The KM maps are designed to be used with a UV lamp. Rich A. in Pa.


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#19 01-01-2016 14:00:43

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Re: Luftwaffe Leather Flight Helmet

Fantastic! Thank you for the clarification and explanation. smile  Barron

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#20 02-01-2016 10:17:15

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Re: Luftwaffe Leather Flight Helmet

very impressive job for period !

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#21 27-01-2016 04:00:31

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Re: Luftwaffe Leather Flight Helmet

Just acquired a few more maps of various types and locations and thought I would present this German 1943 dated flight map for the Gotha area of Germany. Some interesting colors compared to Wehrmacht type maps as we saw in the earlier example of Rich's for night visibilty. This example does have the excellent scale detail that would be expected for army maps rather than Luftwaffe. This example is made of regular paper.   Enjoy! tongue   Barron

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/HPSC1638_zpsdy713gn1.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/HPSC163820-20Copy202_zpsea5p69yh.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/HPSC163820-20Copy204_zpscfunykow.jpg,
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/HPSC163820-20Copy_zpsuacj6urb.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/HPSC163820-20Copy203_zpsamhzqrvj.jpg

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#22 27-01-2016 04:28:18

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Re: Luftwaffe Leather Flight Helmet

RRA227 wrote:

Nice flight helmet.  I have one of those in size 58. Rich A. in Pa.

Rich! Have you seen my mesh helmet under Summer and Tropical Flight Gear topic? I modeled the new helmet that I got as it fit me snugly!! big_smile
                                              Barron

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#23 27-01-2016 13:49:27

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Re: Luftwaffe Leather Flight Helmet

Nice maps. Rich A. in Pa.


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#24 27-01-2016 19:13:54

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Re: Luftwaffe Leather Flight Helmet

Here is a second less colorful map of the same scale 1:500,000 flier's map of Scotland dated 1939. Still very detailed on paper. Hope you will enjoy! cool   Barron

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/HPSC1639_zpshligiq3t.jpg,
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/HPSC163920-20Copy203_zps8vsuufdf.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/HPSC163920-20Copy_zpsewdpemvo.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/HPSC163920-20Copy202_zps56zepi98.jpg

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#25 28-01-2016 10:09:35

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Re: Luftwaffe Leather Flight Helmet

a other great map ! I love Scotland !

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