OXYGEN MASKS SWITZERLAND

 

HUGGENBERGER 

 

 

Constant flow oxygen mask Type N-521.061

Manufactured by Huggenberger, Zurich

For a description of the Huggenberger mask please click HERE

 

TYPE A-8 (USA)

The Swiss Fliegertruppe, respectively K+W Thun, evaluated the American Type A-8 oronasal constant flow oxygen mask.

No documents or photographs are known to give evidence of the system being used by the Swiss, so we may assume that it was discarded during the evaluation process.

For a description of the USAAF Type A- 8 mask please click HERE

 

INALATORE AUTOMATICO (ITA)

The Swiss Fliegertruppe, respectively K+W Thun, evaluated the Italian constant flow oxygen system "Inalatore automatico d'ossigeno monoposto a respirazione parziale per aviazione modello O.M.I. - I.A. 3 per quote fino a 10.000 m."

If this system was officially purchased or rather removed from one of the few interned Italian aircraft remains unknown. 

No documents or photographs are known to give evidence of the system being used by the Swiss, so we may assume that it was discarded during the evaluation process.

 

UBK REBREATHER SYSTEM (?)

The Swiss Fliegertruppe, respectively K+W Thun, evaluated two different constant flow oxygen mask systems designed by UBK.

No documents or photographs are known to give evidence of either systems being used by the Swiss, so we may assume that they were discarded during the evaluation process.

MODEL 10-69 (GER)

The German  "fighter mask" , officially referred to by the Swiss as the "Dräger Höhenatemmaske", was used with the Fliegertruppe's Messerschmitt ME 109 (the Swiss used a different nomenclature than the official "Bf 109") and possibly the Morane D-3800 with their advanced demand/economizer  oxygen system.

For more pictures and information please click HERE.

 

TYPE A-10 (USA)

The Swiss Fliegertruppe seems to have evaluated the American Type A-10 oxygen mask. Numerous examples must have arrived to Switzerland during WWII aboard interned USAAF heavy bombers.

This is the only known photograph, so far. No further documents are known to give evidence of this type of mask being used by the Swiss.

For a description of the USAAF Type A-10 mask please click HERE

TYPE A-14 (USA)

The Type A-14 diluter demand oxygen mask saw widespread use within the Swiss Air Force from the late 1940's with the arrival of surplus USAAF P-51D Mustangs in 1948.

For a description of the USAAF Type A-14 mask please click HERE

For pictures of the Type  A-14 you may also click HERE

TYPE A-13 A (USA)

 

For a description of the Type A-13 A  mask please click HERE

For pictures of the Type  A-13 A you may also click HERE

 

MS22001 (USA)

For a description of the MS22001 mask please click HERE

For pictures of the MS22001 mask you may also click HERE

G-TYPE (GB)

The British Type G oxygen mask seems to have been used by the Swiss AF, undergoing various modifications. The picture on the left shows a Pilatus P-2 pilot wearing a Type G mask with a small diameter "Röhrli"  hose and without an integrated microphone. In this case it was combined with a Stoffhaube cloth helmet and a pair ob B-8 goggles. Communicaton would  be provided by means of a throat microphone.

For a description of the RAF Type G mask please click HERE

H-TYPE (GB)

The British Type H oxygen mask was used during test flights with the De Havilland DH 100 Vampire. If it was subsequently purchased by the Swiss Air Force for its Vampire flet is still a subject  of research.

For a description of the RAF Type H mask please click HERE

 

MBU-5 /P (USA)

For pictures and description of the MBU-5/ P mask please click HERE

 

HA-LP/ PPB (USA)

For a description of the HA-LP/ PPB mask please click HERE

For pictures of the HA-LP/ PPB mask you may also click HERE