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Article about: einflieger very nice I wish I had the ear phones. Also welcome to the forum Gary

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    Picked this up this weekend. For you PC people the 45 is a movie prop.

    Gary
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    Quote by RH1941 View Post
    For you PC people the 45 is a movie prop. Gary
    Shame

    The flights nice, train 'em young

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    Hi Gary, can you educate us as to the model/versions these items are?

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Ade the mask is Type A-14 made by Ohio Chemical & MFG CO. The Helmet is a Type A -11 made by the Selby Shoe CO. THis flight helmet was used during WWII and Korea. The goggles I dont remember who made them at this time. John when he gets a little older he gets to play with the real ones. Gary

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    Hi Guys,

    The goggles are AN 6530's produced to replace the model B7. They were manufactured by Chas. Fischer & Co.,American Optical Co., and Bausch & Lomb until around 1943 when they were phased out in favour of the B8 Type.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Big Ned thank you I knew someone would come up with the answer. Gary

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    The goggles are AN 6530's produced to replace the model B7. They were manufactured by Chas. Fischer & Co.,American Optical Co., and Bausch & Lomb until around 1943 when they were phased out in favour of the B8 Type.
    Golly-gee Ned, do you think you could be more specific next time???

    Thanks to Gary for posting, and to you for the follow-up.
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    Hi Gary, A great set ! !


    ( I thought AN6530's had a square hinge on the front with "AN6530" on it,
    larger profile air vents, and different style strap clips ? Could these be
    earlier, or a different maker ? American Optical's are different than this set. )





    Regards,



    Steve.

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    I'm out of town for a little while I will post better photos when I get home. Gary

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    An absolute beauty,thanks to share it with us.My Grandma always told me that US pilots where pretty young,but here....

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