The ear cups are sewn-on leather pockets, designed to fit the Gosport receiver, and the reverse features a leather strap to retain the pilot goggles. Internally, it features BOTH of the manufacture labels, which is quite rare. The metal fittings do feature a bit of corrosion (those can be cleaned if one wished), and there is a slight 0.5 tear in the leather at the top (see photo), but otherwise it is VERY SOLID!
The AMAZING feature is that it still retains the original Japanese Gosport Headphones and plug! According to famed historical and author, Gary Nila, this specific helmet was ONLY used in Jet Fighters, based not only on the design of the helmet, but also the radio plug connections. Small in size, there are some slight wear and marks due to the age. The ONLY ONE I have seen of its type, it w.
Ould 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 Navy Leather Flight Helmet JET VERSION KIKKA RARE" is in sale since Saturday, July 28, 2018. 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.