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Helmet, Flying, United States Navy, Lt. Apollo Soucek
This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
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.
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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Boeing Aviation Hangar
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.
Transferred from the United States Department of the Navy
Country of Origin
United States of America
Overall: Leather and Mouton fur
Clothing: 33 x 35.6 x 39.4cm (13 in. x 14 in. x 15 1/2 in.)
National Air and Space Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear
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