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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.

Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear Manufacturer Firewel Co. Dimensions 3-D: 25.4 x 27.9 x 27.9cm (10 x 11 x 11 in.)
Materials Exterior shell: Aluminum, fiberglass, paint, USN logo
Lining: Rubber, foam, leather, nylon, suede earpads
Hoses: Rubber, aluminum
Inventory Number A19600198001 Credit Line Transferred from the US Navy, Naval Air Material Center, Philadelphia Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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