H-5 

 

This was the most common version of the H-5, used on jets, propeller aircraft and helicopters.

 

This version was the standard headgear of Swiss AF pilots until the mid 1980's. It features the following characteristics:

 

"Gull wing cut" in the area above the pilot's eyes, in order to           improve visibility;

Improved Internal padding;

British Mk.-2 visor reshaped to match and not interfere with

A-13 A/ MS22001 oxygen mask and cast oxygen mask receivers;

 

Installation of cast oxygen mask receivers;   

 

Single plug comm connector;

 

Repositioned rear comm cable exit with supplemental leather       hose removed in order to  avoid excessive cable tension; 

 

In some cases, re-installation of boom mike "Banana Mount";

 

A typical combination included a A-13 A/ MS22001 oxygen mask, depending on (altitude) use modified or not with a supplemental diluter valve.

 

The displayed sunglasses are made by the Swiss company AO Optiswiss, based on the original American Optical design. Main difference of Optiswiss built sunglasses (named F-343) was the heavier and sturdier frame.

 

 

More information on the H-5 HERE