Siemens Type LKpN101 mesh/net flying helmet
Manufacturer: h d c
Geraete Nr.: 124-452.A-2
Anf. Zeichen: S Ln 26670
This is a simplified version of the comfortable, thus very popular Netzkopfhaube. Constructed of lightweight cotton mesh it is reinforced with bands of cotton webbing over the top and around the back. It features chamois lined leather across the brow and fur lined leather earphone cups mounted on either side of the helmet containing the radio receivers and incorporating the goggle retaining straps. This Netzkopfhaube has no chin strap and was designed for wearing the two-strap and double-strap oxygen masks, thus featuring stud fasteners only.
Type Mi 4b throat microphone
This helmet is equipped with oval shaped carbon throat microphones, which are installed in two adjustable leather neck straps. These straps can be quickly joined by a snap fastener and are linked by an inverted "T" shaped leather envelope at the nape of the helmet. The latter also serves as a junction between the internal wiring and the plug-in connector. This helmet is wired with a 1m lead.
These new neck straps were a vast improvement over the earlier style used in the LKpW/S100 series' helmets, which tended to throttle the wearer if too tight.
Type 10-6701-2 oxygen mask
(with non-original straps and attachments)
Production date: March 1944
Generally referred to as the fighter or fighter-bomber mask, the 10-6701 was a development of the HM51/10-67 modified for use with the LKpN101 Netzkopfhaube flying helmet. This model is lighter than its predecessor and features a soft leather lining around the inner edge of the mask.
Any additional information or comment about the "-2" suffix in "6701-2" embossing on the mask is welcome and highly appreciated
The mask features a newly-designed double-strap harness, attached to the right side of the helmet by means of a wire loop fastened to the helmet's stud. The left side straps were clipped onto the helmet by a quickly detachable hook.
Note: The two-strap arrangement proving unsatisfactory, many 10-6701 masks were reportedly modified to the three-strap configuration.
Type 3 Splitterschutzbrille, anti-splinter goggles
Manufacturer: Nitsche & Günther
This final version of the Splitterschutzbrille was introduced in 1944. Its frame is constructed in three sections, hinged either side of the nose for a more comfortable fit (the type 1 and 2 feature a rigid, one-piece, molded plastic frame) plus an elasticized strap. This specimen features ultrasin tinted lenses.