C Type

C Type

Joined: February 28th, 2004, 3:00 pm

October 2nd, 2009, 11:58 am #1

Noticed this on ebay. Anyone have any idea what the forehead popper might have been used for? Seems to have modern avionics lead in it.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WW11-era-U-K-RAF- ... 286.c0.m14
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Joined: August 23rd, 2003, 10:11 pm

October 2nd, 2009, 1:27 pm #2

Yes, that is a modern-ish comms lead. British military comms at that, as far as I can tell.
What the popper on the front is for is anybody's guess. Mine would be it has something to do with the goggles. Securing the goggles maybe, when worn, or when not worn?

Cheers, Toine
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Joined: July 21st, 2008, 7:16 pm

October 2nd, 2009, 4:06 pm #3

I have book called 'the few' and it is about certain pilots who fought in the battle of britain. It includes letters and memorabilia of the pilots in the book, and it is a limited edition copy. It's quite large, and blue in colour. Anyway, it includes pictures of one pilots headgear set (which he said was special to him) and it is a c-type with a pop-stud in the middle. I wonder what it's for though?
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

October 2nd, 2009, 9:03 pm #4

Noticed this on ebay. Anyone have any idea what the forehead popper might have been used for? Seems to have modern avionics lead in it.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WW11-era-U-K-RAF- ... 286.c0.m14
Closest I've seen is a photo of a chap wearing a leather loop attached to a popper which appears to have kept his goggles up and out of the way. WIll post the pic if I can find it.
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