This was used by various Japanese Pilots and Crew Members throughout WW2. Made of a rich light brown leather, this helmet is in decent used condition! It is constructed of 8 separate pieces of brown leather, however, the 5 pointed Japanese Army Star is missing from the front.
The ear cups are complete, and made of hardened leather, each having 30mm holes in the center for mounted the communication equipment/receivers. All straps are fully functional, and all the buckles and tabs work perfectly. The data stamp (written in Kanji), is stamped into the earpiece and is clearly legible.Some wear from use internally, as well as some slight tears/holes due to the age but otherwise VERY NICE! Some corrosion to some of the steel fittings, and one snap is missing. Would make a FANTASTIC addition to any collection or display! Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft Fw190, Me262, etc. , as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period.
Use is solely based on my authorization only. The item "WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Leather Flight Helmet Summer Version #2 Ki-43 etc" is in sale since Friday, March 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Japan\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "messerschmitt*109" and is located in Malibu, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.