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Flying Helmet, Type C HC10

Brown leather flying helmet that fits closely to head. Black rubber ear cups on both sides of helmet. Adjustable leather strap at back and domes at side where oxygen mask would attach.

Used by RAF pilots during WW2. Also similar to the type of flying helmet worn by aviator Jean Batten.

date: 1940 - 1945
max dimension: 240mm
subject area: Social Science, Technology
specific themes: WW2, Conflict, Uniform, History, Aviation, Flight

handling collection number: HC10

School journal link: An article about Jean Batten 'Hine -o-te-rangi' is in the Level 3 November 2018 school journal and is available to download here

Why not borrow our pukapuka : Sky High, by David Hill about Jean Batten


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