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Luftwaffe Flight helmet, leather

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I have this flight helmet and I was curious because it had no ear "openings" for head phones. I tried finding out why and saw one site online which said the helmets without the headphone openings were for flight training or in use in aircraft in which no radio communications were installed. I was surprised by this. Didn't all aircraft in WWII have radio communications?

 

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From your images, this is a model K33 Winterkopfhauben, manufactured by G.A. Hoffmann of Berlin.

These were designed for Luftwaffe aircrews in the early 1930s for use in aircraft which did not require radio communications.  

While nice enough in their own respective right, these command much less interest and subsequent market value than the later wartime models.

Hope this helps.

Regards Richard.

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