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USAAF AN-H-16 Winter Flying Helmet .
« on: April 15, 2014, 09:17:39 AM »
The AN-H-16 Flying Helmet was a winter version of the extremely popular A-11 intermediate Flying Helmet and AN-H-15 Summer flying Helmet .
its constructed to the same basic pattern as the A-11 and AN-H-15 but from Quarter inch poly-acrylate coated shearling with the seams reinforced with Horse hide .
Standardized April 1943, however production was very slow and it was never issued in large quantities
virtually all stocks are believed to have been issued during the War . Consequently all were used and most were used to destruction . The Helmet is factory fitted with the large rubber "Harvard" type Ear cups and equipped with HS-33 Headsets comprising AN-B-H-1 Earphones (AN-B-H-1 standing for Army Navy-British-Headset type1) and longer (than the HS-18) Y cord wiring loom and PL-354 plug . The Chin strap is wrapped in shearling fleece ,and there are 2 draw strings one front and one back to allow the wearer to adjust the helmet for a snug fit.


       
 
« Last Edit: April 15, 2014, 09:21:49 AM by Nige1940 »
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Re: USAAF AN-H-16 Winter Flying Helmet .
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2014, 09:18:36 AM »
rear view showing the small neck flap .
and downward facing goggle straps.
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Re: USAAF AN-H-16 Winter Flying Helmet .
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014, 09:20:07 AM »
Interior of Helmet and finally label .
the Labels are very small on these much smaller than an an A-11
 and comparable to the size of thos found in A-9 helmets.
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Re: USAAF AN-H-16 Winter Flying Helmet .
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2014, 11:06:35 AM »
Ahhh....the elusive AN-H-16! As you might guess, I don't have one (yet!). That's a particularly nice example you have there Nige!
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Re: USAAF AN-H-16 Winter Flying Helmet .
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2014, 11:31:26 AM »
Ahhh....the elusive AN-H-16! As you might guess, I don't have one (yet!). That's a particularly nice example you have there Nige!

Ian,  that isn't a nice one !!!!!  that's  as good as you will ever see !!!!   there wasn't many made at all if im correct only  something like  40,000 ,   sounds a lot  but how many do you see for sale ????

last one I saw fetched  $$$ 

Nige, you should be banned for showing such items !!!   Ian and myself are drooling now !!  I know I was the first time you showed me it !!!

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Re: USAAF AN-H-16 Winter Flying Helmet .
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2014, 12:25:17 PM »
 Thanks fellas They're not easy to find that's true, made in very small numbers compared for e.g. to B-6's .
I had a long wait for this one and I even passed up a couple along the way resisting the temptation of just buying one
to cross it off the list . The few I saw were quite weak ,as You know if shearling isn't stored properly it can disintegrate especially around the pop studs and usually small sizes that wont fit on a display head .

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Re: USAAF AN-H-16 Winter Flying Helmet .
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2014, 12:28:23 PM »
Banned ? Steady on LB .
You have plenty of stuff that makes ME drool  ;).
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Re: USAAF AN-H-16 Winter Flying Helmet .
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2014, 12:31:18 PM »
Banned ? Steady on LB .
You have plenty of stuff that makes ME drool  ;).

me ???  I aint got that much Nige !!!   :D
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Re: USAAF AN-H-16 Winter Flying Helmet .
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2014, 12:45:44 PM »
Banned ? Steady on LB .
You have plenty of stuff that makes ME drool  ;).

me ???  I aint got that much Nige !!!   :D
not that much !  ::)
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Re: USAAF AN-H-16 Winter Flying Helmet .
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2014, 06:47:27 PM »
Great example of a rarely seen helmet in minty shape to boot!!  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: USAAF AN-H-16 Winter Flying Helmet .
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2014, 04:35:36 AM »
Thanks Rob , you're most welcome  :)
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Re: USAAF AN-H-16 Winter Flying Helmet .
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2014, 12:31:25 PM »
It is with great thanks to Nige1940 who put me on to this !!  he has the eyes of a Hawk !!!!!

I Just took delivery of my example of this particular helmet !! :D

Not as nice a shape as Nige's  :-\    Whats your take on it guys ??  un -issued ???   there is no sweat markings at all on the brow flap and earpiece cushions ?? 

The label  is particularly hard to read , but you can make out the maker and US ARMY AIRFORCES , also present is the  AAF inked stamp on the front left hand side

There is also attached a "AF SHIPPING LABEL " ???

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Re: USAAF AN-H-16 Winter Flying Helmet .
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2014, 12:37:47 PM »
More pics of the inside of the helmet

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Re: USAAF AN-H-16 Winter Flying Helmet .
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2014, 12:38:36 PM »
The  AF shipping label
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Re: USAAF AN-H-16 Winter Flying Helmet .
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2014, 12:48:44 PM »
It is with great thanks to Nige1940 who put me on to this !!  he has the eyes of a Hawk !!!!!

I Just took delivery of my example of this particular helmet !! :D

Not as nice a shape as Nige's  :-\ 
Wahoo , glad You got it Bud ! ;D . I have to agree Ido have eyes like a out house rat ! its just this sort of thing I hope to find on my little internet searches and I'm so glad You managed to snag it .
I don't know about it not being as good as mine though ...its pretty tasty, and I might add not a bad fit on Lionel for a size small ! go figure  ::) .
The Label is sewn right through the important part ,just like mine but its there ! and it says exactly what We thought it would eh ?very tasty item and made up You snagged it .

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