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    Hey guys,
    Could I have your thoughts on this unusual flying helmet please, it's seems strange that it can only receive and not transmit. The ear housings are bakelite.
    Cheers.
    Kev.
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    Quote by keflin2612 View Post
    Hey guys,
    Could I have your thoughts on this unusual flying helmet please, it's seems strange that it can only receive and not transmit. The ear housings are bakelite.
    Cheers.
    Kev.
    noting that it can only receive and not transmit, may be a trainer helmet.....
    Dave H

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    I have never owned a Luftwaffe flying helmet, and I don't know much about them. But I still don't understand the logic behind the statement that it can only receive, but not transmit. Surely if a throat microphone was attached, it would be possible for the wearer to transmit!
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Harry is 100% correct. You need to get the throat mic to finish the Flight Helmet

    Not mine but here is a pic of what you need to find.
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    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Quote by HARRY THE MOLE View Post
    I have never owned a Luftwaffe flying helmet, and I don't know much about them. But I still don't understand the logic behind the statement that it can only receive, but not transmit. Surely if a throat microphone was attached, it would be possible for the wearer to transmit!
    maybe i can help...on WW 2 US trainer flight helmets they used the gosport system... where a single tube from where the instructor spoke into went to the ear receiver of the trainee...but there was no tube from the trainee to talk to the instructor...meaning no communication back to instructor so he had to pay strict attention to instructor.. I notice only 1 wire (electronic) on this German trainer helmet..so i believe it is same concept as gosport system only electronic.....Dave H

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    hope these photo's can show what i mean ....Dave H

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    Looks like an early war LKps 100 Germany index

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    Quote by duska View Post
    Looks like an early war LKps 100 Germany index
    Duska,
    you are correct they look like the early oval LKp s receiver covers.....here is a photo of a WW 2 RAF helmet with a similar type gosport as the U.S....also pictured is a German LKp w 100.....notice the elastic that attaches to the throat mics.....no elastic on the helmet in post 1
    Dave H
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