Helmet, Flying, United States Navy, Lt. Apollo Soucek

Helmet, Flying, United States Navy, Lt. Apollo Soucek

     

Lt. Apollo Soucek flew a Wright XF3W Apache fighter to a record altitude of 13,160 meters (43,166 feet) on June 4, 1930, over Washington, D.C. He wore this fur helmet to survive the flight in the Apache's open cockpit.

Transferred from the United States Department of the Navy

Physical Description:
United States Navy (USN) issue flying helmet, Mouton fur lining and exterior collar; full leather mask; four panel construction with slide fastener down back; upper and lower buckle adjustment straps.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Date
c. 1930

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Overall: Leather and Mouton fur
Dimensions
Clothing: 33 x 35.6 x 39.4cm (13 in. x 14 in. x 15 1/2 in.)

Lt. Apollo Soucek flew a Wright XF3W Apache fighter to a record altitude of 13,160 meters (43,166 feet) on June 4, 1930, over Washington, D.C. He wore this fur helmet to survive the flight in the Apache's open cockpit.

Transferred from the United States Department of the Navy

Physical Description:
United States Navy (USN) issue flying helmet, Mouton fur lining and exterior collar; full leather mask; four panel construction with slide fastener down back; upper and lower buckle adjustment straps.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Date
c. 1930

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Overall: Leather and Mouton fur
Dimensions
Clothing: 33 x 35.6 x 39.4cm (13 in. x 14 in. x 15 1/2 in.)

ID: A19350035000