Collection: RAF C Type Flying Helmet, Goggles and Oxygen Mask
The RAF C Type Flying Helmet, Goggles and Oxygen Mask were essential equipment worn by Royal Air Force pilots during World War II.
The C Type Flying Helmet was introduced in 1934 and was designed to provide protection to the head and ears of the pilot. The helmet was made of leather and featured ear cups that could be filled with soft rubber pads to provide additional protection from noise. It also had straps that fastened under the chin to keep the helmet secure during flight.
The goggles worn with the C Type Flying Helmet were designed to protect the eyes of the pilot from wind, dust, and debris. The goggles were made of clear, shatterproof glass or plastic and were secured to the helmet with elastic bands that went around the back of the helmet.
The oxygen mask was used by pilots at high altitudes to prevent hypoxia, a condition caused by a lack of oxygen in the blood. The mask was made of rubber and had a hose that connected to the aircraft's oxygen supply. It was secured to the pilot's head using straps that went around the back of the helmet.