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A-9 flight helmet with Gosports installed, used by cadets for training, early war.

 

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B-5 flight helmet with special cut to facilitate the use of oxygen masks. Used in winter, early war.
 
 

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Another B-5 helmet without cut-out and with R-14 receivers installed. Note the chin cup instead of the later chin strap.
 
 

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AN-H-15 flight helmet with ANB-H-1 receivers installed, mid war.
 
 

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A-10A flight helmet with ANB-H-1 receivers in place, late war.
 
 

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Back view of A-10A helmet (left) with cloth goggle straps and AN-H-15 helmet (right) with leather goggle straps.

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A-9 flight helmet with R-14 receivers installed and snaps added for oxygen mask, used by airmen in summer, early war.
 
 

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The A-9 flight helmet on the left side has official leather pockets for the R-14 receivers while the other A-9 helmet has field modified pockets.
 
 

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B-6 flight helmet with snaps added for the oxygen mask. Used in winter, early war.
 
 

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First pattern of the A-11 flight helmet with 3 snaps for the oxygen mask. The ANB-H-1 receivers are in place, mid war.
 
 

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Second pattern of the A-11 flight helmet with 4 snaps for the oxygen mask. The ANB-H-1 receivers are in place, mid war.