I am French, 32 and have been collecting jet helmets for 12 years now. The first helmet I
found was a HGU-2 AP with a tiger stripped visor housing from a F104G pilot belonging to
the 31st Belgian Squadron. My collection consists of 30 helmets and 2 ejection seats
; my oldest helmet being a leather Gueneau from 1939 and the most recent one also a
Gueneau, a 458 from a Jaguar pilot in the Gulf.
I am interested in used
helmets if possible with artwork ( of course it is often difficult to see if the paint is
genuine or just a copy, I must say I made mistakes) but when I get such helmets, all is
not over : I try to gather information about the pilot, unit and other tracks - I already
found 2 pilots and the survey is under way for many other ones.
I also like high altitude
helmets but only have a rather small collection -what is nice for me about them when you
have a look is to think they have seen action above 48.000 feet
Right now, I just joined
up on the web and try to get in touch with other collectors in order to arrange trades I
am looking for painted helmets from the 50' to the late 80' Please fell free to contact me
for further information.
Until next time, so long