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Snuffly
12-30-2004, 07:59 PM
I thought some of you might like them.

REAL BOB FLYING GOGGLES (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=4722&item=6501308177&rd=1)

Snuffly
12-30-2004, 07:59 PM
I thought some of you might like them.

REAL BOB FLYING GOGGLES (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=4722&item=6501308177&rd=1)

tsisqua
12-31-2004, 08:12 AM
I find the price a bit steep, but hey, that's a little piece of history.

I wonder what my family would think of me sitting here in the V-pit of a Spitfire while I was wearing those . . . They would have a couple of guys over to bring my new straight-jacket, I'm sure!

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Tsisqua

x6BL_Brando
12-31-2004, 09:06 AM
If it's just the look you want......http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://www.davida.co.uk/halcyon/index.html

A bit cheaper, but not much! At least you don't need to own a Spitfire to wear 'em http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Aaron_GT
12-31-2004, 09:15 AM
I used to have a pretty full set of USAAF WW2 medium bomber kit (prewar A4 flying suit, B15 jacket, etc). My wife would look at me even more askance if I started putting all of that on just to fly an A-20 mission!

tsisqua: there's a place in the UK selling Spit XIV panels and instruments. That would make an excellent virtual cockpit, subject to spousal approval and/or guffaws from the kids.

Aaron_GT
12-31-2004, 09:23 AM
Just had a look at ebay. I remember when you could pick these things up for 25. Or even less if you found them at a car boot sale or junk shop. (I once ended up finding a pair of WW2 US issue, mint condition 4 foot long snowshoes in a junk shop on the hottest day in living memory in the 1980s... I got some odd looks bringing those home!). Mind you the set of anti-mustard gas treated set of underwear (unissued!) was the nastiest... The strangest was a cut throat razor made for US occupation troops in Germany circa 1919-20. It had the arrows held by the Eagle's foot pointing the wrong way. I am not sure if that was a mistake or an insult.