Helmet, Flying, Protective, Type HGU-2A/P, United States Air Force


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Jet Aviation exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Donated by Robert C. Mikesh


  • Shell: Plastic
  • Visor: Plastic
  • Lining: Leather
  • Chin Strap: Nylon


  • 3-D: 25.4 x 25.4 x 25.4cm (10 x 10 x 10 in.)
  • Clothing Size: Large

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

United States Air Force Type HGU-2A/P protective flying helmet; white fibreglass plastic shell with light brown leather padding; exterior of helmet covered with olive drab, green, black, and brown camoflaged tape; gray green plastic sunvisor with white plastic protective housing and blue plastic locking knob; white nylon adjustable chin strap; internal headphones with gray plastic padding; black external microphone attachment



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