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USN HGU-45/P Flight Helmet

Article about: If you havn't figured it out yet I like flight helmets! This is a Vietnam period Navy flight helmet that had been through the wringer and I have been working on it for about two years now as

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    If you havn't figured it out yet I like flight helmets! This is a Vietnam period Navy flight helmet that had been through the wringer and I have been working on it for about two years now as parts become available. The wiring is jury rigged so I could make sure the internal wiring was operational. I need a couple of more period connectors and it will be good to go!
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    Hi Gary, this is a USAF HGU-22 helmet outfitted with a Dual Visor Kit and boom mic. You can tell by the USAF com setup by the ties on the side and the tan edge roll on the helmet--1970's to late 80's vintage. If you want to confirm it, if the actual receivers are labeled H-143 its air force, H-87 receivers are Navy-they are different amps. The HGU-45 is a navy helmet which has a similar visor setup but has a a poured liner-not styrofoam, different comunications secured by Velcro, and a black leather edge roll. The mask is a "quick don" MBU-5 commonly used by C-130 and transport pilots in USAF. Check out the following links... HGU-2/P, HGU-2A/P and HGU-26/P helmets US Military Aviation - Flight Helmets

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    Hi, Gary !

    Regardless of the era that it is from, I like it. Collecting flight helmets is an interesting field,
    with so many different types of oxygen masks, mics, receivers, equipment, etc.

    I would assume that it is missing it's lining, if all one can see on the inside
    are glue or tape marks, or is it just lacking some padding ?

    ( I checked out your public profile, hoping to see an album featuring nothing but
    flight helmets from all eras, but there was none...........! )

    Please post more from your collection, and also please show us the progress
    as you refurbish this one........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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