MKII goggles

MKII goggles

Joined: January 7th, 2008, 7:59 am

May 29th, 2008, 8:55 am #1

Hi all
I know these are hard to find but I am searching high and low for a set of RAF MKIIs if anyone happens to have a set for sale.
cheers
Chris
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Joined: September 8th, 2004, 10:02 pm

May 29th, 2008, 10:31 pm #2

Hi Chris,
If anyone can find a pair of MKIIs, David Farnsworth can. If he doesn't have a pair - he probably knows where you could look.
His website is:
www dot historicflyingclothing dot com
Good luck.
Neil B.
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Joined: January 7th, 2008, 7:59 am

May 30th, 2008, 11:21 am #3

Thanks for that Neil. I have tried him already but will keep trying
Thanks again
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Joined: February 16th, 2005, 11:34 pm

June 3rd, 2008, 9:40 am #4

Check out ebay item 320259286630. They may be the sort of thing you are looking for and aren't the usual army dust goggles that get fobbed off as 'MKII's'.
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Joined: February 28th, 2004, 3:00 pm

June 3rd, 2008, 10:39 am #5

Those you mention above are also drivers goggles and definately NOT flying goggles! The Mk II's have a part leather, part sprung strap.

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Joined: January 7th, 2008, 7:59 am

June 3rd, 2008, 12:04 pm #6

Thanks for the input guys. I am looking for a real set rather than look-alikes. David Farnsworth is chasing a set for me.
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Joined: February 16th, 2005, 11:34 pm

June 3rd, 2008, 12:19 pm #7

Er- well I did say it was the 'sort' of thing you may want. They are certainly more suitable than the red or amber lensed dust goggles I mentioned. Personally I think you may struggle to find a pair as pictured and if you do they may prove to be expensive. That's not to say I've not seen any but when I have the price has gone way beyond my means.
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Joined: February 28th, 2004, 3:00 pm

June 3rd, 2008, 12:43 pm #8

I agree. Those photos were not of my pair, but mine were £150 and I thought that was a pretty good deal. A friend of mine bought his at £250, other than that I have only seen a couple of pairs sold.

I agree, for the look, you could do worse than those on ebay, and its not unlikely a pilot would not use his own civilian purchased goggles such as these, especially if he was former Auxiliary Air Force or Civil Air Guard. Thse were a former RAF Pilots.

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