Helmet, Flying, Soviet Air Force

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This Soviet flying helmet was introduced into service in 1941. It has an integrated throat microphone and headphones. The helmet was closely patterned after the German LKp100 flying helmet.

Collection Item Long Description:

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

Transferred from the United States Air Force, Park Ridge Facility

Materials

  • Overall: Leather
  • LIning: Felt

Dimensions

Clothing: 15.9 x 21.6 x 58.4cm (6 1/4 in. x 8 1/2 in. x 23 in.)

Country of Origin

Soviet Union

Physical Description

Soviet Air Force flying helmet; dark brown leather outer shell with gray wool lining; attached throat microphone; button chin strap; attached steel headphones with chamois lining.

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Inventory Number

A19731400000