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PALMGRENS TYP 2 

 

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Palmgrens Type 2 leather flying helmet.

The second standardized Flygvapnet flying helmet manufactured by Palmgrens was this type 2, consisting of five segments of soft black leather including a long, narrow centerpiece.

A quilted black cloth lining with sewn-on manufacturer's label "Sadelmakeri Joh. Palmgren, Stockholm" provides further insulation.

Outside we can find a leather strap attached to the left cheek, and a two-ring buckle with leather fitting and strap guiding loop attached to the right cheek.

The ear openings have a yellow fur trim, while on the outside there are two leather ear cups, the latter lined with the same black cloth ,sewn onto the helmet.

These ear cups can be opened by zippers, which are marked GUSUM. Inside the cups, an inner leather structure is forming a ring shaped leather pocked for radio earphones, secured by a single press stud at the bottom.

 

There are no provisions for fitting later style oxygen equipment. Anyway, early style masks were attached by means of their proper strap arrangement. At the rear, there is one central rear goggle strap retaining loop, secured by a push button.

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