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MKVIII Goggles with Type-C Flight Helmet.....

Article about: I have had this 'Type-C' flight helmet for quite a few years, displaying it with some US AN-6530 goggles. Finally managed to find these MKVIII goggles a couple of months ago from the UK - th

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    Default MKVIII Goggles with Type-C Flight Helmet.....

    I have had this 'Type-C' flight helmet for quite a few years, displaying it with
    some US AN-6530 goggles. Finally managed to find these MKVIII goggles
    a couple of months ago from the UK - they may be post-war as they
    are not marked 'WD' anywhere, but are in wonderful condition
    - and the price was right.

    I used a satin scarf around the base or neck of the display head,
    which gives a dash to the overall effect.........!
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    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Pretty cool!

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    Those display verywell Steve I like them, I have a japanese set.

    Eric
    [h=3]e plu·ri·bus u·num[/h]

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    Thanks boys. I've been on hiatus photography-wise for about 8 or 9 months,
    and have just recently been able to post pictures again.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Canadian made? I've only a Aussie made Type B
    Are the tags there?
    The goggles look and I mean look ok as my post war civilian ones are more of a silver colour

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    I honestly have not looked inside this helmet for years. I'll have to do that some day.
    It sits in a display case behind glass, and every few days I take a look !

    The goggles above, as you can see, are a light blue-grey. The seller mentioned that
    these were his Veteran grandfathers, and that they were the last of several pair
    he had owned. I was lucky to get them - they are as clean as any I've seen
    over the last 20 years........!

    The set-up looked like this ( below ) until only a few months ago, when I changed
    out the goggles. ( American Pilots favored Brit helmets because they were more
    comfortable, and often wore MKVIII goggles as well. Also, it would not be
    uncommon to see US flight helmets paired with British goggles )
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    Last edited by Walkwolf; 10-11-2011 at 08:36 AM.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Wolfie, If there is a WD mark on the goggles it will be behind the central link of the frame stamped into the top part of the leather nose guard. Check carefully as often the impression is only slight, but if geniune should be there.

    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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    Thanks, I'll check this, Ned.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    It's a nice set. It's gets me thinking that I should look into acquiring a flying helmet or two to add to my collection. After all I am a pilot. I could even wear one in the cockpit complete with silk scarf. It would give the lads a laugh. They all wear helmets for their skydiving.

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