Helmet, Flying, Protective, Type HGU-2A/P, United States Air Force
- Sierra Engineering Co.
- Physical Description
- United States Air Force Type HGU-2A/P protective flying helmet; white fibreglass plastic shell with light brown leather padding; gray green plastic sunvisor with white plastic protective housing and blue plastic locking knob; white nylon adjustable chin strap; internal headphones with gray plastic padding; black external microphone attachment; Manufacturer's tag on rear; black tap with embossed text "CAPT ALLEN" on front crown of helmet.
- The Type HGU-2A/P protective flying helmet was standard issue for U.S. Air Force flight crews during the early 1960s. First issued in 1961, the HGU-2A/P was an improved version of the HGU-2/P by the addition of ventilation holes, extra padding, and the H-154/AIC headset.
- This particular helmet was worn by the donor, Capt. Ben Allen while flying F-105s from Takhli Royal Air Force Base in Thailand in 1965. During his tour of duty, Capt Allen flew 81 combat missions over North Vietnam.
- Credit Line
- Donated by Capt. Ben H. Allen
- Inventory Number
- Restrictions & Rights
- Usage conditions apply
- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear
- Shell: Plastic
- Visor: Plastic
- Lining: Leather
- Chin Strap: Nylon
- 3-D: 25.4 x 25.4 x 25.4cm (10 x 10 x 10 in.)
- Clothing Size: Large
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
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- National Air and Space Museum
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- Metadata Usage (text)
- Not determined
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