It includes the visor, visor cover, mask, mic, hose. It has the liner, which can be washed, along with the padded insert. It also has special ear cups to reduce ambient noise. The ridges on the helmet where you would put the visor are special as well to accommodate pilots wearing glasses or who wanted more room in the helmet between the visor and their face. Along the side of the helmet, the extra hose is for the combat edge which adds air from the aircraft’s oxygen system to a bladder in the back of the helmet (included) to stop the mask from drooping at extremely high g forces (this helmet has been to 9 Gs in an F-16). As G’s increase, the bladder fills with air holding the mask tightly to your face. It also increased airflow/pressure through the mask to supply the pilot with more air during high Gs. Most of the helmets I have seen for sale are from life support/chamber use and have no flying history to them or they are non-flying copies. The hoses, mask, mic are in surprisingly good condition. The helmet itself shows some age as you can see in the photos. This helmet is in the original state from my last flight in an F-16. Nothing has been added or removed since my last flight. All the inspection stickers are real, the bayonets work perfectly to attach the mask to the helmet and the thread tacking the bayonets to the mask are in good condition. There are a few signs of rust on the chin strap adjustment buckle that could be cleaned. This is the real thing. Please let me know if you have any questions. The Condition is “Used”. The item “USAF Gentex HGU-55 Fighter Pilot Combat Edge Helmet, Oxygen Mask, Comms Mic” is in sale since Friday, October 23, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Surplus\Hats & Helmets”. The seller is “outfieldretailers” and is located in Universal City, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Theme: Militaria
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States