H-5  

 

The second operative version of the Swiss AF H-5, as it was used on jets provided with ejection seatlike the DH.100 Vampire,  DH.112 Venom and Hawker Hunter, .

 

Prior to that SAF pilots flew their jets wearing British C-Type or Swiss "Stoffhauben" , combined with H-Type or A-14 oxygen masks.

Compared to the "standard" H-5 , here is a list of  the implemented Swiss modifications:

White livery applied (1958-1959) over the original gold one, in order to mitigate and reflect solar radiation/ avoid heat build-up;

 

Installation of a British "Visor, Anti Glare, MK-2";

 

Left side oxygen mask "snap on" fittings leather pad reshaped in order to optimize  A-14 mask installation. The mask were normally fitted with a supplemental diluter valve;   

 

Six pole communication plug compatible with aircraft British         standard communication systems;

 

Rear communication cable exit fitted with a supplemental leather hose in order to bend and guide the cable to the left; 

 

Omission of boom mike "banana mount" due to "jet only" utilisation.

Also A-13 oxygen masks were used on this version of H-5.

 

For more information on the Swiss H-5, click  here.

H-5 and A-13 onboard a P-16 fighter bomber prototype.