E-TYPE , SECOND PATTERN

 

Type E, second pattern, tropical helmet

Stores Ref. No. 22C/973-976

The second, internally wired pattern of the Type E incorporated all the improvements also seen on the later Type C helmets. It was introduced in 1945 and saw post-war use until the late 1950s. After that even pilots in commercial jet airliners adopted the helmet, rather than wearing headsets.

Type E2 anti glare spectacles 

Stores Ref. No. -

Manufacturer M.W. & Co. Ltd

This type of spectacles was reportedly not designed for aircrew as its leather protection restricted lateral vision. It was issued to non-flying personnel, a fact which does not exclude the odd pilot to wear them for eye protection also in flight.

 

Type G oxygen mask

Stores Ref. No. 6D/643-645 (size S / M / L)

Please click here for a detailed description of the Type G oxygen mask.

This specimen is equipped with a Type 48 electromagnetic microphone assembly (Stores Ref. No. 10A/12570) with short lead and plug for use with wired helmets.