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Headgear - for Ian
« on: May 28, 2014, 08:02:57 PM »
Ian,

i think I saw in another post that you had an affinity for headgear.  Thought I would post some of mine.  Just went into one of my rooms and took some pics.  no rime or reason to them, in no particular order, just randomly taken.  i can take more or close up shots of any that you would like to see more of.  Thanks for looking.

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Re: Headgear - for Ian
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2014, 08:05:08 PM »
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Re: Headgear - for Ian
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2014, 08:06:13 PM »
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Re: Headgear - for Ian
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2014, 12:51:12 AM »
Thank you Paul....hats off to you!  ;)   A superb collection beautifully displayed. Somewhat akin to my own, but rather more numerous. Respect!
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Re: Headgear - for Ian
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2014, 02:24:36 AM »
Great stuff Paul ! I especially like the A-10 Standard mask and the MSA Type C been after those for a while .
nice to see some FAA helmets too the white immersion suit helmet and the first pattern type N .
the GP&R mask is interesting what is the Gold coloured disc on the side ? is it some kind of inspiratory valve?
Awsome stuff !
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Re: Headgear - for Ian
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2014, 04:10:11 AM »
Simply awesome !!!

Certainly a few pieces that would fit in my collection  ;D

Amazing, thank you for showing.....

Cheers,
Paul

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Re: Headgear - for Ian
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2014, 07:56:23 AM »
Paul,

This is an incredible collection of headgear. Must have taken a long time to assemble these fine specimens.

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Re: Headgear - for Ian
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2014, 08:43:30 PM »
Nigel,

Thyanks for the compliments.  Are you looking for one of the MSA masks?  The pop up here now and then.  If you want me to keep the old eyes and ears open for one, I'd be happy to.  Also on the GP&R Canadian O mask what you see is actually a clear plastic disk not metal, it has just "yellowed" with age somewhat.  And it most definitely is a valve/vent.  That entire rig, Canadian B helmet, O mask and MkVIII goggles all belonged to a good friend of mine, Mr. Donald Vickers, RCAF.  Don passed away, will be three years in July and he was quite a character.  His WWII career was varied, he was an Instructor at AOS #8 in Quebec, then flew with Coastal Command, flying Cansoes, and ended the war flying with Ferry Command.

Smitty,

Thanks for the compliments.  Next time you are up here in the Nor'East, let me know and plan some time to knock back a few in the "O" Club.

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Re: Headgear - for Ian
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2014, 10:45:54 PM »
Thank you for sharing.

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Re: Headgear - for Ian
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2014, 09:58:02 AM »
Thanks Paul I'd really appreciate it if You could let Me know when an MSA Type C mask pops up I'm also looking for an A-10 Standard both in as excellent condition as poss please .
That's a really nice bit of history on the Canadian kit , The reason I ask about the GP&R mask is I have one but it doesn't have any sort of valve, I wonder if they were a field mod or a had different type designation ?
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Re: Headgear - for Ian
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2014, 10:57:05 AM »
Nigel,

I just PM'd you a link to an MSA Type C mask that is for sale.  Looks like its in nice condition and reasonably priced.

Paul

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Re: Headgear - for Ian
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2014, 03:03:46 AM »
Roger that ...and Snagged it !  :)
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Re: Headgear - for Ian
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2014, 03:05:18 AM »
Damn I just realised what I said "Roger that" I'm starting to turn in Carl  ;D
I told You He was a bad influence .
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Re: Headgear - for Ian
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2014, 03:06:37 AM »
Good job Nige!  I thought it was a nice one especially with the RS-83 mic.  You must show everyone here once you get it!

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Re: Headgear - for Ian
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2014, 03:07:53 AM »
Good job Nige!  I thought it was a nice one especially with the RS-83 mic.  You must show everyone here once you get it!
Cheers Paul it does look very nice I'll post some photos as soon as it hits My doorstep  ;D
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