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Vietnam Helicopter Helmet APH-5A USAF 120th AHC ‘Razorbacks’
  • Vietnam Helicopter Helmet APH-5A USAF 120th AHC ‘Razorbacks’
  • Vietnam Helicopter Helmet APH-5A USAF 120th AHC ‘Razorbacks’
  • Vietnam Helicopter Helmet APH-5A USAF 120th AHC ‘Razorbacks’
  • Vietnam Helicopter Helmet APH-5A USAF 120th AHC ‘Razorbacks’
  • Vietnam Helicopter Helmet APH-5A USAF 120th AHC ‘Razorbacks’
  • Vietnam Helicopter Helmet APH-5A USAF 120th AHC ‘Razorbacks’
  • Vietnam Helicopter Helmet APH-5A USAF 120th AHC ‘Razorbacks’
  • Vietnam Helicopter Helmet APH-5A USAF 120th AHC ‘Razorbacks’

Vietnam Helicopter Helmet APH-5A USAF 120th AHC ‘Razorbacks’

Price:

£750.00


Product Description

The helmet is olive green in colour, made of durable fibreglass, with in-built earphones and microphone. The visor is tinted and retractable. Just above the visor is the name ‘Thomas’ in white paint. At the back of the helmet, a hand painted Warthog can be seen as well as ‘Razorbacks’ and ‘8.’

Details for the “Sierra Engineering CO.” are on the inside.

The Warthog used by the Razorbacks was adopted from the University of Arkansas, when helicopter pilot and Arkansas native Max Hall asked the college for permission to use the logo. The Razorbacks were a special helicopter platoon in the 120th Helicopter Assault Company during the Vietnam War.

This helmet is attributed to Major Edward Thomas who served from 1962 – 1984.

“Edward Thomas joined the Army in 1962 when he enlisted in the Florida National Guard. He eventually became a warrant officer and helicopter pilot. His first tour of duty in Vietnam was with the 120th Aviation Company, the "Razorbacks," in 1965. While with the Razorbacks, Thomas flew over 2,000 missions for 807 combat hours in armed UH-1 Huey gunships.”

“For his service in Vietnam, Thomas was awarded the Silver Star, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, forty-nine Air Medals, and two Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry.”

From: http://militaryheadgear.com/items/6484

The helmet came from a world-renowned collection of military headgear belonging to Robby Wilson. The collection is widely regarded as the largest of its kind and even led to the formation of the Robby Wilson Research Foundation in 2008. A non-profit organisation dedicated to acquiring, authenticating and disseminating rare examples of headgear via a virtual museum.


Size: 27 x 26cm
Weight: 1505g

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