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Unidentified Aviator - circa Great War | by ✠ drakegoodman ✠
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Unidentified Aviator - circa Great War

Divided reverse. No correspondence..

 

Studio portrait of an as yet unidentified aviator. He is wearing a German M1913 pattern crash helmet (Sturzhelm) and goggles.

 

Pilots and observers received a special helmet in 1913, the Sturzhelm, made from cowhide with a Feldgrau coating. The front peak had a depth of 5cm in the middle and a total length of 25cm. At both sides were two leather ear caps, ending in a strap or a buckle. The neck was protected with a piece of leather 26.5cm in length and 10cm in width.

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Taken sometime in 1917