Helmet, Type MA-2, Francis Gary Powers


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Inventory Number


Physical Description

United States Air Force Type MA-2 Full Pressure Flying Helmet; white fiberglass protective shell; sage green rubberized nylon lining with chamois face ring; MEV-28A clear plastic face plate with aluminum frame, cork seal on face plate; internal mounted microphone with black nylon lined patch cord; sage green nylon covered oxygen hose with sage green rubber cover microphone patch cords.

Credit Line

Donated by Mrs. Sue Powers

Country of Origin

United States of America


Polyamide, fiberglass outer shell, rubber and Nomex (aramid) lining, rubber housing with nylon coating, copper wire and rubber insulation communication wires, acrylic faceplate, aluminum fittings, nylon linknet, steel snaps, plastic practice golf ball, metal end cover on cables.


3-D: 25.4 x 25.4 x 33cm (10 x 10 x 13 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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