Original WW2 RAF MK VIII Goggles - Air Ministry Marked

Original WW2 RAF MK VIII Goggles - Air Ministry Marked

Code: 50486

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An original pair of original RAF MK VIII Goggles in great condition with the sought after Air Ministry markings to the leather bridge.

These goggles are arguably the most iconic of all RAF goggles and saw use with aircrews from 1942 well into the post-war years. They also saw action with USAAF crews, Fleet Air Arm and Coastal Command amongst others.

This particular pair are in nice condition and still retain the majority of their original blue paint to the brass frames. The leather pads are nice and the larger style often associated with war time made examples. There is some damage to the leather pads including a split to the top left corner which is shown in the photographs. This could be carefully glued back together and is reflected in the price. The chamois backing is clean showing some signs of wear.
The goggles feature an original black elastic strap which retains a reasonable of elasticity and features the correct pull tabs and leather pullers.

Overall these are a very nice pair of original RAF goggles with the sought after Air Ministry markings which display very well.