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Soviet Aviator's Leather Flight Mask, dated 1941.

In soft leather with satin liner and elastic straps. On the inside is a sewn-in cloth label of the Leningrad Rot Front Fur Goods Factory with a clearly visible printed 1941 date of manufacture; the other side of the label has quality control marks. The date is consistent with the quality of the mask: it was probably produced just before the German invasion in June 1941 (Leningrad came under siege in late August and was completely cut off about a week later).

The mask is in excellent unissued condition; shows storage age only. The leather is good as new, beautifully soft and

In soft leather with satin liner and elastic straps. On the inside is a sewn-in cloth label of the Leningrad Rot Front Fur Goods Factory with a clearly visible printed 1941 date of manufacture; the other side of the label has quality control marks. The date is consistent with the quality of the mask: it was probably produced just before the German invasion in June 1941 (Leningrad came under siege in late August and was completely cut off about a week later).

The mask is in excellent unissued condition; shows storage age only. The leather is good as new, beautifully soft and supple; the elastic straps are completely intact. The long strap is much longer than needed but it should be easy to adjust to necessary length.

The mask was designed not only for open cockpit airplanes such as U-2 (Po-2) night bombers and R-2 reconnaissance planes, but also for any WW2 era unheated airplane cockpit, especially when flying at high altitude or during Russian winter. A great piece of early aviation history, this mask will make an excellent addition to a WW2 Soviet pilot's kit and will display nicely either on a full mannequin or Styrofoam head.

Please note, our first and last photo on a mannequin show an example of a very similar face mask, but not of the actual mask we are offering now. The price is for the face mask only; other items shown in our photo (pilot's helmet, goggles) are not included but may be available separately on our website.
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