On View
Military History Gallery
Exhibition
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
Manufactured by
Shepard Airtronics, Inc., founded 1960
IMCO Products, Inc., American
Used by
General Newton, Lloyd W., American, born 1942
Subject of
United States Air Force Thunderbirds, founded 1917
Date
ca. 1974
Medium
plastic , leather , metal , nylon , cloth
Dimensions
H x W x D: 35 × 10 × 10 1/2 in. (88.9 × 25.4 × 26.7 cm)
Description
Red, white, and blue flight helmet with black visor. Flight helmet is predominantly red, with an illustration on the back. Illustration on helmet depicts an eagle with four fighter jets in a white star at its center. Blue stars set against a white background surround the eagle. Blue type below the eagle reads, [Thunderbirds]. At PR and PL sides of helmet are metal mechanisms that the flight oxygen mask clips in to. Type on each of the mechanisms reads, [60C4459/IMCO PRECISION/PRODUCTS INC.]. Painted at the center of the helmet's front is [Fig]. Helmet's visor is adjustable using a white knob. Type on white knob reads, [LOCK ASST. VISOR/8475-722-7292/ F/N 66D1722/SHEPARD AIRTRONICS INC.].
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Tools and Equipment-Military
Type
helmets
Topic
Clothing and dress
Military
Race relations
U.S. History, 1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of General Lloyd "Fig" Newton
Object number
2015.221ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5deeaf0e2-b115-4a1c-8db6-aeb7f81e17a2
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