Oxy­gen mask

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The Type B fly­ing hel­met al­lowed a Type D oxy­gen mask to fit be­tween two pairs of metal fas­ten­ers. Light, com­fort­able and made of green mel­ton wool with a chamois lin­ing, they were vi­tal when Spit­fires flew at high al­ti­tudes. But while Type 19 mi­cro­phones would be at­tached to them, they’d cover many a pi­lot’s bushy mous­tache – sported, it’s thought, to make young men look older.

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