O2 Mask, Flying, Experimental, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

A Type A-13A oxygen mask and Polaroid goggles were worn with this helmet during many flights in 1944-1946. It is probably the first helmet ot incorporate skull protection, oxygen, communications and eye protection in one unit. Although it was not adopted for issue, it may have influenced the design of other hard helmets developed for jet pilots by the military services after World War II.

Donated by Mr. Stefan A. Cavallo

Physical Description:
Attached to the headphones is a United States Army Air Forces and Navy Type A-13 Pressure breathing or demand type Oxygen Mask; green rubber face mask with green rubber oxygen hose; internal microphone with black rubber cord; green cotton straps with button snaps and clips; embossed text "PROPERTY AIR FORCES U.S. Army , MASK OXYGEN, TYPE A-13A

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Stefan A. Cavallo

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Jet Aviation

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Oxygen Mask: Rubber with Cotton Straps

A Type A-13A oxygen mask and Polaroid goggles were worn with this helmet during many flights in 1944-1946. It is probably the first helmet ot incorporate skull protection, oxygen, communications and eye protection in one unit. Although it was not adopted for issue, it may have influenced the design of other hard helmets developed for jet pilots by the military services after World War II.

Donated by Mr. Stefan A. Cavallo

Physical Description:
Attached to the headphones is a United States Army Air Forces and Navy Type A-13 Pressure breathing or demand type Oxygen Mask; green rubber face mask with green rubber oxygen hose; internal microphone with black rubber cord; green cotton straps with button snaps and clips; embossed text "PROPERTY AIR FORCES U.S. Army , MASK OXYGEN, TYPE A-13A

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Stefan A. Cavallo

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Jet Aviation

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Oxygen Mask: Rubber with Cotton Straps

ID: A19740043001