Helmet, Flying, Type LKpW101, Luftwaffe

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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 is an example of a standard issue Type LKpW101 winter flying helmet issued to Luftwaffe pilots and aircrew during World War II. The helmet was similar in size and shape to its summer cousin, the Type LKpS 100. Designed for cold winter use, it was constructed primarily from leather rather than linen.

There is no known operational use or history of this 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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Transferred from the United States Air Force, Park Ridge Facility

Materials

OVERALL - LEATHER

Dimensions

  • Clothing: 24.1 x 25.4 x 25.4cm (9 1/2 x 10 x 10 in.)
  • Clothing Size: 57

Country of Origin

Germany

Physical Description

Luftwaffe Type LKpW 101 winter flying helmet; dark brown leather outer shell with shearling lining; molded hard leather ear cups with internal earphones with patch cord with cloth insulation and hard plastic plug; attached throat microphone at the back nape of helmet with snap connection; buckle chin strap; 2 snap buckles on back for goggles; tan cotton web size adjusting strap on back of helmet; 2 hooks for oxygen mask.

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Inventory Number

A19731395000