LKpS100

 

Type LKpS100 cloth summer flying helmet

 

Siemens

FL 31216

Baumuster LKp S100

Striegel & Wagner G.M.B.H.

Lichtenfels / Bayer. Ostmark

Gr. -

 

Marked "D. S."

 

The LKpS100 is the summer version of the LKpW100 and was made of the same pattern as the former, using light brown flecked fabric with a green satin lining. This specimen features nut bown colored aluminium earphone housings and Mi4

laryngophones by DW, Fl 26779, in round, brown bakelit housings, which are attached to the helmet by elaticized cloth and leather straps in the back.

A long wire loom ending in a BKL FL 27560 Brechkupplung by BAL completes the communication installation.

Two flat hooks on each side and an adjustable metal loop at the top center provide attachment points for a three-strap oxygen mask.

Model 10-86 oxygen mask

(with non-original straps and attachments)

Manufacturer: bwz / Auer

Production date: September 1944

Size: 1

 

The model 10-86 is referred to as « Zerstörermaske » (destroyer mask) in the Luftwaffe technical instruction D (Luft) T 291/3, Sonderregeln für Jagdflieger zum Flug über 10'000m, März 1941, p.18  (i.e. special procedures for fighter pilots during flights above 30'000 feet). Thus originally it was probably intended mainly for use with the Messerschmitt Bf 110 or 210/410 twin engine heavy fighters/destroyers. These had to climb to high altitutes in order to intercept allied bombers. So the 10/86 may represent another late-war attempt to provide a non-freezing oxygen mask.

Said that, this mask might well (or better: should rather) be displayed with a LKpN101 Netzkopfhaube.

It features a (modern replacement) three strap arrangement and internal expiratory valve, the latter eliminating the freezing problem of earlier mask types,  and has a strong resemblance to the Type HM51/10-67.

An error in stamping "10/86" instead of "10/68" on the moulded mask body (the latter being a factory-modified HM51 issued with a two strap arrangement) can most probably be excluded.

Model 306 flying goggles

 

This type of goggles was made of similar construction like the Model 295, i.e. brass or aluminium frames with large curved lenses, but was issued with seperate rubber face-pads around each eye and an adjustable bridge.

 

This specimen features two small screws set in a sliding channel between the two eyepieces.

As with other types of German flying goggles there exist many variations due to the number of different manufacturers.