This mask is 100% AUTHENTIC, with all parts and fittings being the ORIGINALS to this mask. A VERY SELDOM encountered mask, as used by both fighter pilots and bomber crew! Between 1935 and the end of the war in 1945, the Luftwaffe developed approximately 10 versions of the Oxygen Mask, with almost all being based on the same design with small modifications. The 2 primary manufactures were Dräger and Auer. Adopted by the Luftwaffe in 1939, the 10-67 replaced the earlier 10-69 design which often had problems with freezing moisture from the exhaled air.
They were made in 4 sizes and normally features a 3 strap harness. This mask and hose connected directly to the oxygen regulator, which was located on the starboard side of most aircraft, including the Me109, Fw190, Me262, Do355, Ta152, Go229, Ju87, He72 He219, Ju88, He-111, Me163, and others! This MINT and PERFECT example Oxygen Mask is made primarily of moulded black rubber, with leather, plastic, and aluminum accessories. Unlike most masks you encounter, this example features the ORIGINAL suede leather internally (almost all you find nowadays are replaced/refurbished)y these have dried up or rotten away. Designed to fit snugly over the wearers mouth and nose, it also includes the original elasticized cotton strap, which allowed for secure fitting.
Being a 2-point O2 mask, it was made specifically for figher pilots, and attaches to the 2-point flight helmets. Complete with hose and clip (which was designed to clip to the pilots flight jacket or suit), these are also the originals to this mask.
The mask itself is marked as a size Gr. IV, and features a faint Draeger manufacture logo. There is a prominent werk number stamped into the hose clip, indicating, "162267".All rubber is EXTREMELY soft and supple, with NO cracking. There is also NO damage, rust, or corrosion. A corrugated rubber tube extends from the lower section of the mask includes the original "Crocodile" clip, and BOTH are in perfect condition.
The clip is marked "Draeger" and the hose has a brass/bakelite valve which secured the mask to the O2 Regulator Hose. This is an AMAZING piece of history, and quite easily the BEST I have ever seen in my years of collecting!Perfect for any Collection or Display! Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft Fw190, Me262, etc. , as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period.
Use is solely based on my authorization only. The item "WW2 German Luftwaffe 10-69 Sauerstoffmaske PILOT OXYGEN MASK Me109 SUPERB" is in sale since Saturday, November 2, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Other German WWII Orig. The seller is "messerschmitt*109" and is located in Agoura Hills, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.