Helmet, Full Pressure, United States Navy

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Summary
This helmet was used during testing of a developmental, full pressure suit that was part of a series of pressure suits developed by B.F. Goodrich in the early and middle 1950s. One advanced feature of this suit was the zippered sizing adjustments and a bayonet-type neck disconnect to which the helmet was attached.
The US Navy, Naval Air Material Center transferred this helmet to the National Air and Space Museum in 1956.
Manufacturer
Firewel Co.
Credit Line
Transferred from the US Navy, Naval Air Material Center, Philadelphia
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
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Inventory Number
A19600198001
Country of Origin
United States of America
Materials
Exterior shell: Aluminum, fiberglass, paint, USN logo
Lining: Rubber, foam, leather, nylon, suede earpads
Hoses: Rubber, aluminum
Dimensions
3-D: 25.4 x 27.9 x 27.9cm (10 x 11 x 11 in.)
National Air and Space Museum
Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear