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US M-5 Anti Flack Helmet


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The US M-5 anti flack helmet there were thought to be approx 100,000 examples manufactured by wars end... And were the last in the series used by the USAAF in the Second World War, this type became the standard issue in January of 1945 There were a few modification on its predecessor the M-3 such as having deeper ear-flaps that gave greater protection to the wearer's cheeks the front rim was removed and the profile was raised to allow greater visibility and a better fit for the type B-8 goggles.. The metal on the interior and exterior of the helmet body was covered with a very fine short fuzzy flocking which is quite reminiscent of peach fuzz...This was applied to help prevent the bare steel from sticking to ones skin do to extreme cold well flying at high altitudes..

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Regards Mark

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Desert Rat

Thanks for showing us this Mark.....Superb!

Thats what I would like in my office...To remind me of the over 350, 000 USAAF Aircrew who were killed during WW2, many during daylight raids over Germany.

 

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