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 is an example of a Type H-4 protective flying helmet issued to United States Naval and Marine aviators in the mid-1950s. The Type H-4 was a refined update of the Type H-3 with a different shape in the design of the reinforcing ridges and the addition of a cloth inner liner with earphones.
Collection Item Long Description:
- HAZMAT: Cadmium
- Helmet Lining: Nylon
- Webbing: Nylon and Cow Hide
- Earphones: Rubber
- Earphone Padding: Chamois
- Other: Brass, steel, cadmium plating, plastic, cotton, foam