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Goggles used by the USAAF
« on: April 01, 2014, 01:41:37 PM »
Ok lets have some photos of your USAAF issued or private purchase Goggles , lets see if we can put up in photos all the tyoes issued at least !!! 

Rare or not rare ,makes no difference to me ,the more the merrier

LB

OK here is my offerings to start it all off 

AMERICAN OPTICAL made B7 'S
2018 and STILL WANTED! a pair of RAF 1940 Patt boots and RAF life vest
Always looking for quality condition USAAF stationary,ephemera,equipment and clothing.
Starting to look for the harder to find items e.g. survival kits and items also woukd like to add a complete "Gibson Girl " set up
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Re: Goggles used by the USAAF
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 01:43:55 PM »
b7's contd
 Showing the vent system used by AO   ,note, there are no manufacturing marks on the AO made examples
2018 and STILL WANTED! a pair of RAF 1940 Patt boots and RAF life vest
Always looking for quality condition USAAF stationary,ephemera,equipment and clothing.
Starting to look for the harder to find items e.g. survival kits and items also woukd like to add a complete "Gibson Girl " set up
We are here for the collectors, not for profit. (PERIOD!)

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Re: Goggles used by the USAAF
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2014, 01:44:35 PM »
B7s, AN-6530s and Skyways.

"He who dares, wins!"

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Re: Goggles used by the USAAF
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2014, 01:45:16 PM »
Cont'd...
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Re: Goggles used by the USAAF
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2014, 01:59:05 PM »
GEZ guys, these all look like new issue....what's up?
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Re: Goggles used by the USAAF
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2014, 02:55:33 PM »
The TYPE D1  goggle    , yes these were originally designated a goggle the father of the AN6531 comfort cable sunglasses

2018 and STILL WANTED! a pair of RAF 1940 Patt boots and RAF life vest
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Starting to look for the harder to find items e.g. survival kits and items also woukd like to add a complete "Gibson Girl " set up
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Re: Goggles used by the USAAF
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2014, 10:59:04 AM »
I really should have named this post " eye wear of the USAAF "   

Please don't hesitate to post your USAAF  eye wear here , I would love to see some more examples

Very interested in seeing the variants in the B8 goggle , I have 3 pairs, all marked differently, some only slighty

anyone have a pair of B6's to share with us ??

LB
2018 and STILL WANTED! a pair of RAF 1940 Patt boots and RAF life vest
Always looking for quality condition USAAF stationary,ephemera,equipment and clothing.
Starting to look for the harder to find items e.g. survival kits and items also woukd like to add a complete "Gibson Girl " set up
We are here for the collectors, not for profit. (PERIOD!)

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Re: Goggles used by the USAAF
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2014, 11:17:50 AM »
Here's a couple more
Seesall Commercial aviation Goggles . 
Looking for any British/commonwealth and USAAF/USN aviation headgear 1939-45.
 Flight Helmets O2masks Goggles communications gear or spate parts .
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Re: Goggles used by the USAAF
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2014, 11:19:11 AM »
and Sky Lookout Goggles
Developed to aid AAF Gunners to look directly into the sun .
also used by the US Navy .
Looking for any British/commonwealth and USAAF/USN aviation headgear 1939-45.
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Re: Goggles used by the USAAF
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2014, 11:26:11 AM »
Very  very nice examples Nige !!!  if this is the start of your items ,then we are in for a treat !!!

LB
2018 and STILL WANTED! a pair of RAF 1940 Patt boots and RAF life vest
Always looking for quality condition USAAF stationary,ephemera,equipment and clothing.
Starting to look for the harder to find items e.g. survival kits and items also woukd like to add a complete "Gibson Girl " set up
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Re: Goggles used by the USAAF
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2014, 11:33:05 AM »
collection is thin on AAF Goggles LB .
these two are about the only ones I have that are not 6530's or B-8's .
I do take donations if You feel sorry for Me  ;D



« Last Edit: April 02, 2014, 11:34:02 AM by Nige1940 »
Looking for any British/commonwealth and USAAF/USN aviation headgear 1939-45.
 Flight Helmets O2masks Goggles communications gear or spate parts .
PM Welcome .

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Re: Goggles used by the USAAF
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2014, 11:35:31 AM »
Post pics of them all Nige !!!!   like my good lady says  " (when it comes to hand bags )  I want more " !!! ;D
« Last Edit: April 02, 2014, 11:36:14 AM by littlebuddy »
2018 and STILL WANTED! a pair of RAF 1940 Patt boots and RAF life vest
Always looking for quality condition USAAF stationary,ephemera,equipment and clothing.
Starting to look for the harder to find items e.g. survival kits and items also woukd like to add a complete "Gibson Girl " set up
We are here for the collectors, not for profit. (PERIOD!)

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Re: Goggles used by the USAAF
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2014, 11:39:59 AM »
   "like my good lady says  " (when it comes to hand bags )  I want more " !!! ;D

Oh ,I have Handbags ! ...  :P
Looking for any British/commonwealth and USAAF/USN aviation headgear 1939-45.
 Flight Helmets O2masks Goggles communications gear or spate parts .
PM Welcome .

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Re: Goggles used by the USAAF
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2014, 12:42:11 PM »
1086 Goggle kit ,forerunner of the production Type B-8 .
the are marked "Aviation goggle No 1065"
and on the left side of the rubber frame a small lozenge with  "Type B-8" .
finally the box of issue and contents 1 Clear Lense (Wind Foil) 1 Amber lense (Low Light)
1 Green lense (Light Foil) and instructions .
Looking for any British/commonwealth and USAAF/USN aviation headgear 1939-45.
 Flight Helmets O2masks Goggles communications gear or spate parts .
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Re: Goggles used by the USAAF
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2014, 12:43:55 PM »
B-8 lozenge and box .
Looking for any British/commonwealth and USAAF/USN aviation headgear 1939-45.
 Flight Helmets O2masks Goggles communications gear or spate parts .
PM Welcome .

 

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