An original USSAF A-NH-15 Summer Flying Helmet in an extra large size complete with a set of ANB-H-1 receivers and wiring all in excellent condition.
This pattern of helmet came into use with the American Air Force in April of 1943 and was used in both the Pacific Theatre and in Europe. The canvas construction was suited to the summer months and there are many pictures of pilots using these in both campaigns.
This particular example is an extra large size which is stated on the original label inside the helmet. The label also states Bates Shoe Co. as the manufacturer. There is also a bates army navy stamp inside the helmet.
The helmet is fitted with an original set of ANB-H-1 receivers and wiring which are all in excellent condition. The plastic cups which fit into the donuts have not been fitted but are included with the helmet. These aren't needed necessarily as the helmet displays fine without them. The wiring is fitted with a red PL-345 jacket plug.
All the pop studs are in good condition as is the chinstrap. An original oxygen mask clip is fitted to the right hand cheek as well.
Overall, an excellent original example of the American flying helmet in the largest size made during the war. This would look great in any flying helmet or USAAF collection!