Original good used condition. Helmet size M edium, Mask size Regular Wide. The HGU-2A/P was issued around 1961 as an improved version of the HGU-2/P. The HGU-2A/P nomenclature (USAF way of indicating an upgrade to the HGU-2/P is with the “A”) was assigned 2 Nov 1960 as the result of design changes documented by both SAC (Form 81 16 Nov 1959) and TAC (Form 81 28 Oct 1959). The first HGU-2A/P military specification MIL-H-26671A was issued 16 March 1961 allowing production to begin. Just like its US Navy ancestor, the APH-5, the HGU-2/P was too heavy and suffered from heat build-up problems. The HGU-2A/P contains improved fitting pads that make the helmet more stable and an adjustable nape strap. The shell has three ventilation holes in the crown under the visor housing. The early and middle HGU-2A/Ps are the only models that came with such holes from the factory but it is a T. Approved modification used both on HGU-2/P helmets and on later HGU-2A/P and HGU-26/P helmets based on the HGU-22/P shell. The helmet shell is reduced in weight when compared with the HGU-2/P and has an improved finish, especially when compared with HGU-2/P helmets made by Consolidated Controls. The early HGU-2A/P introduced a new type of headset, the H-154/AIC. It is easily identifiable with its spring-loaded metal mounting arms. The visor housing had air louvres at the rear edge to allow the windblast to escape more easily during an ejection. The reinforcing strips along the visor lock knob track were changed from metal to plastic. Helmet missing foam pads and ear foam. Visor shield has a small crack in back. Please check out our other Auctions. The item “Original 1963 USAF HGU-2A/P Flight Helmet Size Medium & MBU-5/P Oxygen Mask” is in sale since Thursday, June 23, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Vietnam (1961-75)\Original Period Items\Hats & Helmets”. The seller is “topgunmilitary” and is located in Palmyra, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States