Helmet, Full Pressure, United States Navy


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 helmet was used during testing of a developmental, full pressure suit that was part of a series of pressure suits developed by B.F. Goodrich in the early and middle 1950s. One advanced feature of this suit was the zippered sizing adjustments and a bayonet-type neck disconnect to which the helmet was attached.

The US Navy, Naval Air Material Center transferred this helmet to the National Air and Space Museum in 1956.

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 US Navy, Naval Air Material Center, Philadelphia


  • Exterior shell: Aluminum, fiberglass, paint, USN logo
  • Lining: Rubber, foam, leather, nylon, suede earpads
  • Hoses: Rubber, aluminum


3-D: 25.4 x 27.9 x 27.9cm (10 x 11 x 11 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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