The Roold protective flying helmets were standard issue to French pilots during World War I. They are made from a light weight cork covered with an oilcloth then painted brown.
Donated by Sternheimer Brothers
Country of Origin: France
3-D Test: 14 x 27.9 x 25.4cm (5 1/2 x 11 x 10 in.)
Chin Strap: cotton
Ear protectors: brass
French Air Service protective flying helmet; brown painted oilcloth covers protective cork shell; khaki cotton chin straps with white cotton lining; dark brown protective ear pads with brass centers.