HIGH ALTITUDE HELMET (May, 1929)
HIGH ALTITUDE HELMET
HIGH altitude flying has been made possible by use of oxygen for both men and motors. Lt. J. A. Macready of the Army Air Service is shown below with the latest type helmet.
The entire face is covered, and the glasses are built in the helmet itself. The tube that enters just below the nose furnishes oxygen to the aviator in any amount that he desires. The tanks are controlled by a valve.
Some of the early helmets for this service were very complicated and resembled an ocean diver’s top piece. As a consequence of their bulkiness they have given way to this new head piece, which combines both utility of purpose and streamline design.