Original RAF MK VIII Flying Goggles + Box & Accessories

Original RAF MK VIII Flying Goggles + Box & Accessories

Code: 55630

£280.00 Approx $348.69, €325.96
 

An original pair of RAF MK VIII goggles in excellent condition complete their original issue cardboard box.

The MK VIII goggles are arguably the most iconic of all RAF goggles, coming into service during 1943 and staying in use with the RAF until the 1960s.

The goggles feature brass frames which retain a good majority of their original original blue paint finish, The leather front of the face cushions are excellent as is the chamois reverse. All the chrome plated parts are very good and the lenses are clear and free from serious delamination. The strap itself is in good condition retaining its original factory colour and a fair amount of elasticity. Both leather pullers on the strap adjuster are also present. 

The goggles come complete with their original box which is the specific issue type with 'Goggles MK. VIII' stamped to the top as well as the stores code 22c/920. The side of the box is also marked with the War Department broad arrow marking and the words 'Mark VIII'. Inside the box are the original spare lenses and anti dimming tin. 

The overall condition of the goggles is good with only limited signs of wear and age. The leather tabs which house the metal clips at the end of each strap are in good condition but are missing some stitching which exposes the metal parts inside. Overall they are a good pair of goggles but please take time to study the pictures and bear in mind that they are a vintage item which may have flaws commensurate with age. 

All in all a nice pair of original goggles complete with their original box and accessories. These would make an excellent addition to any RAF or USAAF collection without a doubt!