WWII German Luftwaffe LKpW101 Leather Pilot Flying Helmet, Partial Avionics

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WWII German Luftwaffe LKpW101 Leather Pilot Flying Helmet, Partial Avionics-A very good example of the Luftwaffe cold weather flying helmet with most of the key features: the dark brown leather shell; ear phones with their dark brown, smooth leather covers, securing straps, buckles and fittings, hooks and the elasticized pullout straps beneath the earphone covers. At the bottom rear is the upside down, brown leather “Y” tab, the arms of which extend into neck straps, bearing the dark reddish-brown bakelite covered larynx (Mi 4a) microphones (marked with the Luftwaffe control number “Fl. 26779-1”). The avionics cord exits the helmet above the microphone straps. The cord has unfortunately been cut short so the plug is missing as is most of the cord itself. The helmet interior is fully lined in white fleece; the oval earphones are fleece as well and excellent. The translucent plastic earphone covers (beneath the fleece) are marked: “Ln 26602”. There is a nomenclature tag at the rear of the helmet nicely marked with the Baumuster (Model type) LKpW101, and traces of a reddish-pink ink Luftwaffe acceptance stamp. The manufacturer is noted as: “DeutscheTelefonwerke und Kabelindustrie A.G.” with the size given as 57. Overall, very good condition!