Original 1962 Dated RAF MK1A 'Bone Dome' Flying Helmet
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An original RAF MK 1A Bonedome Flying Helmet Dated 1962.
The MK 1A Flying Helmet replaced the earlier and short lived MK1 'Bonedome' which came into issue during the 1950s as part of the 'Fast Jet Pilot System'. The helmet is finished in a gloss white colour and features a moveable tinted visor which is maker marked with the RAF stores code 22c/1252987. This runs on a rail on the top of the helmet which is marked 'Visor Flying MK2 Large Helmets BPLE Ltd' which would suggest that the helmet is a large size. The date is also marked 1962.
Inside the helmet retains its original white webbing harness beneath which is the original leather label. This would have originally had details on it which are now hard to read.
The helmet is in reasonable condition with various signs of wear and use. There are signs of wear to the interior but it still displays well enough. Please study the pictures and bear in mind that this is a vintage item which may have small flaws commensurate with age.
Overall a good example of this pattern of helmet from the early 1960s.