WW2 Luftwaffe Anti-Splinter Flying Goggles

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WW2 Luftwaffe Anti-Splinter Flying Goggles WW2 Luftwaffe Anti-Splinter Flying Goggles

WW2 Luftwaffe Anti-Splinter Flying Goggles

Last pattern, three piece black bakelite frames with hinged nose bridge, brown tinted type-A anti-splinter lenses and adjustable elasticised strap, manufactured by Nitsche & Günther, contained in their original tin case marked Flieger-Splitterschutzbrille
mit Ultrasin-Glasern A
FL Nr 30550

Anti-splinter glass had been in use since WWI when the Triplex company in England had developed 3-layer safety glass for allied airmen. Since 1930, German aviators had used similar lenses in their goggles.
For some time prior to the outbreak of WWII, the firm of Nitsche & Gunther had been experimenting with a convex safety lens which would provide a wide angle of vision while retaining a uniform, minimal thickness. The resulting design was originally issued in the form of sunglasses and comprised a rigid, one-piece, molded black plastic frame with conventional spectacle arms. Later, the arms were replaced with an elasticized headband. The final modification to the Nitsche & Gunther anti-splinter gogglescame in 1944 when the frame was manufactured in three sections, hinged either side of the nose for a more comfortable fit, and retaining the elasticized strap. Nitsche & Gunther anti-splinter goggles were issued with clear and ultrasin tinted lenses.

N.B. this is for the goggles only, the flying helmet and oxygen mask are for display purposes only.

Very Good Condition

Availability: SOLD

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