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USAAF A-9 Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldUSAAF A-9 Flying Helmet - A good original example in olive drab canvas but does not ever appear to have had receivers fitted. The helmet incorporates various clips and snaps for goggle and oxygen mask attachment and the leather chin strap is fitted with a sheepskin cover. Inside is a manufacturing label confirming the helmet is a type A-9, together with a 1942 contract date. It also features a further webbing label stamped AF-13 and another size label marked Large, although we would rate the helmet not bigger than medium. A nice original WWII helmet at an entry level price.
Rolls Royce Merlin Engine Piston and Con Rod - Click for the bigger picture SoldRolls Royce Merlin Engine Piston and Con Rod - Perhaps the ultimate souvenir from the famous Merlin that powered the Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster in WWII. We suspect, looking at the condition, this one has never been used, although we have been advised it was probably for a Merlin XX engine. It is complete with fitted piston rings and believe this example would be hard to better. Diameter of piston 5.5" (13.5 cm).
Hawker Siddley Aviation Ltd. - Click for the bigger picture SoldHawker Siddley Aviation Ltd. - A perspex signboard with recessed lettering. Hawker Siddley Aviation was formed in 1948 while Hawker Siddley Aircraft Company originated in 1935 and were responsible for aircraft such as the Sea Vixen, Hunter and the classic Trident airliner. Hawker Siddley were merged with British Aerospace in 1977. We have no provenance with this item but assume it was used in one of its factories or possibly on an HS exhibition trade stand. Measures 47" (119 cm)
RAF Mk III Flying Goggles - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Mk III Flying Goggles - Most examples of these we see are RCAF issue but this pair are a scarce Air Ministry marked goggle, dating to 1935. The back strap features clear AM and King's Crown embossing, together with the stores ref. no. 22C/69. The brass frames are good with most of the original paint in place. The perspex lenses are excellent as is the leather face mask and velvet sections. The canvas spring covers are good but the springs are showing some distortion, although mounted with a display helmet, they look fine. The bridge stops and vents are all perfect. A rare example of pre war and Battle of Britain period flying goggles. They would display well with the RAF B type helmet we are also listing.
Hurricane Engine Exhaust Crash Relic - Click for the bigger picture SoldHurricane Engine Exhaust Crash Relic - A clearly identifiable item with evidence of mounting bracket where it was bolted onto the Merlin engine. We are told this relic was recovered from a Hurricane I, which served throughout the Battle of Britain. Despite the severe impact damage, a clearly identifiable and sizeable relic. 17" (44 cm)
Battle of Britain name Al Deere Spitfire Relic Board - Click for the bigger picture SoldBattle of Britain name Al Deere Spitfire Relic Board - A. C. Deere flying Spitfire R6832 of 54 Squadron out of Hornchurch was shot down in a "friendly fire" incident with another Spitfire on 28/08/40 and crashed near Fridwood, Stockbury. The site was excavated by the Kent Battle of Britain Museum in 1979 when we understand this part was recovered. Board measures 9" x 6" (23 cm x 15 cm)
Battle of Britain Hurricane Relic Board - Click for the bigger picture SoldBattle of Britain Hurricane Relic Board - This item was recovered from aircraft V6645 flying from RAF Kenley with 501 squadron. It was shot down by a DO17 and crashed near Teynham Court, Sittingbourne on 27/09/40. The site was excavated by the London Air Museum in 1976 when the Merlin engine and other parts were recovered. Board measures 9" x 6" (23 cm x 15 cm)
Batttle of Britain BF110C Crash Relic Board - Click for the bigger picture SoldBatttle of Britain BF110C Crash Relic Board - This item was recovered from Messerschmitt No. 2137 code 2N+FM which was shot down by anti aircraft fire on 09/40 and crashed at Borden near Sittingbourne, Kent. The wreck was excavated by the Kent Battle of Britain museum when we assume this part was recovered. We are unsure as to what it is, although it could possibly be part of the control linkage system. Board measures 9" x 6" (23 cm x 15 cm)
RAF 1940 dated Kit Bag - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF 1940 dated Kit Bag - Originally issued to Higbey whose service no. was 1198025. Sadly we have no history on his service career but he has clearly written his name on the side of the bag and on the top flap cover. The bag carries a good clear AM stamp, King's Crown and the emotive 1940 manufacturing date. We checked to see if, by chance, Higbey was one of the "Few" but sadly this is not the case. Minor service wear but overall in exceptional condition and would be perfect for a period aviation display or for re-enactment purposes. Complete with closure rope and the brass eyelets are in perfect condition.
Supermarine Spitfire Crash Relic - Click for the bigger picture SoldSupermarine Spitfire Crash Relic - We don't have any history with this one other than we were told it was recovered from a Spitfire crash site. The part appears to be from the carburetter system and has numerous numbers on the case together with traces of black paint and evidence of impact damage. Measures 6" long (15 cm)
RAF Trench Art Cigarette Lighter - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Trench Art Cigarette Lighter - Manufactured from an inert Hispanol 20mm cannon shell mounted on a base cut from a 40mm Bofurs Gun shell case which is dated 1938. The shell head is removable revealing the lighter section and while the striker wheel does create a spark, we have not tested the item and it is therefore for sale for decorative purposes only. Measures 9" (23 cm)
RAF Height and Air Speed Computer Mk I - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Height and Air Speed Computer Mk I - This is fare scarcer than the more commonly found Ican flight computer. This example is in excellent original condition and marked 6B/108 with a serial number dating it to 1940. It also carries AM and King's Crown stamps and manufactured by the London Name Plate Mfg Co. Ltd of London and Brighton. A similar example is shown in Prodger's RAF Flight Equipment book page 113 but ours is the earlier Mk I version. Diameter 6" (15 cm)
RFC Pattern 256 Aviation Compass - Click for the bigger picture SoldRFC Pattern 256 Aviation Compass - A very scarce example from the early days of aviation. This instrument is marked on the dial C.O. Aerocompass indicating it was designed by Captain F. O. Creagh-Osbourne, who was Superintendent of compasses at the Admiralty who produced the first aircraft compass in 1909. In addition to pattern 256 it is also marked with the number 646. The brass "diver's helmet" bowl contains a coloured 0-360 compass ring fitted on a jewelled pivot. When aircraft mounted the compass would have been suspended on a circular sprung mount while this item is display mounted on a mahogany board. The compass card is suspended in oil which contains a small air bubble. Measures 9" high (23 cm)
Single Barrel Leuchtpistole - Click for the bigger picture SoldSingle Barrel Leuchtpistole - The classic type carried by Luftwaffe single seat fighter pilots and many bomber crews both during the Battle of Britain and subsequently. This example is made by Erma-Erfurt and carries the classic date 1940. While we have no provenance with it, it is likely to have served in the Summer of 1940 and during the Battle of Britain. Excellent grips, lanyard ring and metalwork. The flare pistol comes with a deactivation certificate and can be legally owned in the UK without the need of a fire arms certificate.
USAAF Roughwear B-3 Flying Jacket - Click for the bigger picture SoldUSAAF Roughwear B-3 Flying Jacket - A classic original WWII flight jacket by perhaps the most famous contractor. This example features the classic veg tanned redskin contrast leather and the label confirms the contract no. 42-511D, dating it to 1942. The size is marked as a 40 regular. The zip is a correct specification Talon replacement. Despite the stunning look of this jacket, it has had extensive repairs and while it will make a perfect example in a collection, it is certainly not strong enough to wear. B-3's are getting increasingly hard to find in any condition.
Luftwaffe Grey Leather Flight Jacket - Click for the bigger picture SoldLuftwaffe Grey Leather Flight Jacket - National flag and rank bars to sleeves. Badge to right breast with a wild cat and numbered 51 with a further badge below showing a flying eagle and numbered 511. There is a velcro pad to left breast and a ISAF patch to left arm. Orange fabric high visibility interior lining. Knits all is good condition. The issue label indicates manufactured in 2003 by Modeka GMBH and size is marked GR15 which we estimate would fit 42"chest (107 cm) and the jacket has long arms.
Luftwaffe Bakelite Flare Case with Cartridges - Click for the bigger picture SoldLuftwaffe Bakelite Flare Case with Cartridges - A fine example as carried on Luftwaffe aircraft to store flare cartridges to be used with the Leuchtpistole. The case and lid are both dated 1941 together with the maker's code opq. The expended cartridges are coded cbl. An identical example is illustrated in Mick Prodger's excellent Flight Equipment book on page 82. Measures 4.5" high (12 cm)
RAF 60th Anniversary Commemorative Glass - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF 60th Anniversary Commemorative Glass - Finely engraved with the RAF crest surmounted by Per Ardva Ad Astra and below 1918-1978. This glass was clearly issued to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the RAF and is in perfect condition. It would sit happily in an RAF collection but with its heavy base would make an extremely practical whiskey tumbler.
English Electric Canberra PR7 Tail Fin Relic - Click for the bigger picture SoldEnglish Electric Canberra PR7 Tail Fin Relic - An impressive display item painted in the colours of 100 squadron which operated from RAF Whyton in the targeting role towing air drogues or acting as fast low flying intruders. We don't have any specific information on the actual aircraft this is from but the Canberra was retired from service during 1991. This relic is single sided, although much of the inner structure remains in situ. Measures: 42" high (107 cm).
This is a New Book
Gear Up! Flight Clothing & Equipment of USAAF Airmen in WWII - Click for the bigger picture SoldGear Up! Flight Clothing & Equipment of USAAF Airmen in WWII

Provides an in-depth examination of personal flight clothing and equipment used by the USAAF in WWII. It also illustrates the RAF gear used by US Airmen. Profusely illustrated in full colour and black and white. An indispensable reference for all USAAF collectors.

Pages: 184
Cover: Hard
Author: Jon A. Maguire

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