The de Havilland DH.106 Comet was the world's first commercial jet airliner. Developed and manufactured by de Havilland at its Hatfield Aerodrome in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, the Comet 1 prototype first flew in 1949. It featured an aerodynamically clean design with four de Havilland Ghost turbojet engines buried in the wing roots, a pressurised cabin, and large square windows. For the era,... read more
Gloster Reaper. F.9/37
The Gloster F.9/37, also known as the Gloster G.39, was a British twin-engined design from the Gloster Aircraft Company for a cannon-armed heavy fighter to serve with the Royal Air Force, planned before the Second World War. The F.9/37 was rejected in favour of other designs.
Lovely scarce "apprentice piece" ? desk top model.
Model is worked in aluminium, which has patinated over ... read more
American Optical Transport Goggles.
A/O transport goggles, 1930-40's
Frames are in very good condition, with some small areas, showing minor loss of plating, but does not detract.
Green tinted lens's marked with the A/O logo.
Two piece cushions, are replacement's from Garcia Aviation, as the original ones had perished, and were beyond saving.
Goggle strap, is well used, and soiled, but retains, good el... read more
US Navy Bu Aero Flying Helmet.
This is a rare and hard to find pre WWII issue US Navy Bu Aero leather flying helmet. It is in used very good condition. It is a medium size helmet. Includes a fully functional chin strap assembly. Chamois lined and marked in bold letters on the inside, “U.S.N.” Pre war helmets were made in small numbers and thus today are very hard to find in any condition. This rates excellent overall conditi... read more
RAF "G" Type Flying Helmet.
RAF G type flying helmet, in excellent condition, with no issues, no damage, to the outer shell, which shows only minor soiling, the inner shell, is in excellent condition, with no issues, both ear cups, are without any damage, and fitted with the early metal type receivers.
The wiring loom, is in excellent condition, and is fitted with the NATO plug.
Comes with the oxygen mask ho... read more
WW11 USAAF Pilots Wings British Made
Excellent set of early British made USAAF Pilots wings
possibly Firmin, retaining 100% of their finish,
very heavy Chunkey set of wings, with fully functioning
pin, and loop catch.
postage for mainland UK only is included in the sale
S/N 521 read more
Polaroid model 1021 goggles
Goggles all-purpose Polaroid Model 1021
In response to the need for a lightweight all-purpose goggle Polaroid responded with the type 1021, molded in grey sponge rubber with interchangeable plastic lenses, although designated for the US Army, they became popular among Air Force & Navy pilots
because they were lighter and more comfortable than the B-8's And A.N.6530 goggles
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1940's Aviator sunglasses
Commercially produced 'Army Air ForceType' flying sunglasses. "Gold plated"? quality engraved frames, in excellent condition, wraparound 'comfort-cable' temples, green/grey tinted lenses, cellulose sweat brow pad and nose-pads. With original leatherette case embossed with AAF winged star, The glasses are in excellent condition with no issues The specially processed and polished glass lenses ar... read more