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

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This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar room at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

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

Collection Item Summary:

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.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

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

Credit Line

Transferred from the United States Department of the Navy

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.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Date

c. 1930

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.

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Inventory Number

A19350035000