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Tuck's Flying Helmet

August 6 2012 at 2:48 PM
Neil Bonnick  (Login bonnickeng)
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Response to B-Type cushions

Andy, during 1940, Bob Tuck wore either a station taylor modified B-type helmet or it was a private purchase helmet.
I reckon it was a station modded helmet. It looks like his helmet had the receiver retainers just sewn directly to a normal B-helmet, minus the zip housings. Possibly he didn't use ear doughnuts either.
Tuck also didn't use the standard fitting for his D-type oxygen mask. He used what looks like a MKIII goggle strap sewn to the mask.
Cheers
Neil

 
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