The Type 1-A Flying helmet was the first flying helmet that was standardized by the Air Service in 1917. It remained in use throughout the mid-1920s.
Donated by Paul E. Garber
Country of Origin: United States of America
Clothing: 22.9 x 22.9 x 40.6cm (9 x 9 x 16 in.)
Clothing Size: Large
Helmet Exterior Shell: Leather
Lining and Ear Padding: Polished Cotton
United States Army Air Service Type 1-A leather flying helmet; slit back with laces for size adjustment; leather strap on top crown of helmet for size adjustment; molded leather ear cups; leather chin strap with slide buckle; leather straps with copper snaps by ear cup; molded fiber ear padding; orange sewn in manufacturer's tag on left inside of helmet (see Inscriptions for full text); etched text on left molded ear cup (see Marks for full text).