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Old 09-09-2007, 05:26 AM   #16
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I know this is not a mask,but you have to see this one...
A pilot of the luftwaffe with some kind of experimental high altitude helmet,in a also experimental plane,I beleive it's called the " Horten ".
Found this pic. on a chech.website about experimental German planes in the second world war.



This is the experimental plane

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Old 09-09-2007, 05:50 AM   #17
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And the last one for today

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Old 09-09-2007, 07:50 AM   #18
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Theo, the springclamp you're showing is a good one, probably grounddug and restored a bit..

As a note I'll say that you/we'll never find original straps for the mask, not for the bomber, nor for the fighter..
Only thing left are some parts, but the straps are all fake or made outoff gasmask straps etc..
If you ever decide to buy a found/grounddug mask you'll have to keep in mind that it'll take quite some work to fix it and/or to find the proper parts.

There's a guy or maybe more on Ebay who sell fixed masks and they're quite nice..
Prices in the range of 500/750 Euro.
Ofcourse these masks have fake clamp, fake straps, fake BAL stamp and fake faceflap (bomber that is )
The straps for the fightermasks are Czech made and made rather well.

So, IMO one can buy a complete original, a original with replaced tube or something or a late war grounddug mask which needs a lot of work or a already fixed one.
This is a bit my point of view and experience over the years concerning O2 masks.

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Old 09-09-2007, 08:13 AM   #19
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Jos,

Thank you very much for your reply.
Maybe,one day,one of us is lucky to meet a veteran fighter/bomber pilot who's willing to trade his original mask for a bottle of beer

I'm aware that finding an original mask will be a hard job.

Let's keep on dreaming by looking at the pictures
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Old 09-09-2007, 01:08 PM   #20
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Theo, the springclamp you're showing is a good one, probably grounddug and restored a bit..

As a note I'll say that you/we'll never find original straps for the mask, not for the bomber, nor for the fighter..
Only thing left are some parts, but the straps are all fake or made outoff gasmask straps etc..
If you ever decide to buy a found/grounddug mask you'll have to keep in mind that it'll take quite some work to fix it and/or to find the proper parts.

There's a guy or maybe more on Ebay who sell fixed masks and they're quite nice..
Prices in the range of 500/750 Euro.
Ofcourse these masks have fake clamp, fake straps, fake BAL stamp and fake faceflap (bomber that is )
The straps for the fightermasks are Czech made and made rather well.

So, IMO one can buy a complete original, a original with replaced tube or something or a late war grounddug mask which needs a lot of work or a already fixed one.
This is a bit my point of view and experience over the years concerning O2 masks.

Jos.
Jos,

So, the face flap only applies to Bomber crews? If so, why did it not apply to fighter pilots?

What was the purpose of the face flap?

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Old 09-09-2007, 05:37 PM   #21
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The face flap was to protect the wearer from frostbite..

Fighter pilots didn't have this to make the mask more handy and a bit lighter.., fighters have to put the mask on and off many times, a faceflap would bother too much plus fighters did wear Netzkopfhaube's which aren't suitable for faceflaps.

A few pics..

The pic shows AUER bombermasks, you can tell by the typical manchet at the top of the hose, other makers didn't use this feature.

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Old 09-09-2007, 05:41 PM   #22
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The early AUER HM 5 mask for bomber..

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Old 09-10-2007, 12:14 AM   #23
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Thanks for the information and interesting pictures
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Fw 190 pilot with 6701 mask
Old 09-10-2007, 03:21 PM   #24
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Hi there,

Here is my input! Fw 190 pilot with 6701 fighter oxygen mask.

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Old 09-10-2007, 03:38 PM   #25
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Thanks for posting Roger,nice pic.
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O2 Mask Model 1069
Old 09-30-2007, 08:03 PM   #26
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Default O2 Mask Model 1069

I love the pics gentlemen, here's a pic that I'm fond of, it is of a fighter pilots O2 mask, the early model 1069. As far as I know it was the first O2 mask designed for the Netzkopfhaube. I got it from Brian L. Davis's Luftwaffe book, volume 2 page 165. Naturally, I would love to have an original one for my collection, but they are rare.
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Old 10-03-2007, 12:11 PM   #27
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Interesting picture....I wonder why he has the communications cable behind the masks' right strap.
It does not look comfortable,pushing into his right cheek...
Anyone knows ???

Thank you very much for the pic.
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LW fighter mask of a JG104 pilot
Old 10-11-2007, 04:04 PM   #28
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Default LW fighter mask of a JG104 pilot

Hello,

I have posted some photos of an item from my collection here:

lwcollectibles.blogspot.com

It once belonged to a pilot who claimed that he got conversion training to the HE 162 at the end of the war while flying with JG104. His pilot license doesn't mentione the He 162, however, and I couldn't find any proof that the He 162 was delivered to JG104.

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Old 11-12-2007, 03:12 PM   #29
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Hello,

I have some more oxygen mask photos on my blog: http://lwcollectibles.blogspot.com

HM5 mask

Wartime oxygen mask photos

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Old 11-30-2007, 06:29 PM   #30
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hi ,i just wonder how much i would have to pay for a mask like that,i kind of getting more and more interested in luftwaffe flight equipment.
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