Soviet Aviator's Leather Flight Mask, dated 1941.
In soft leather with satin liner and elastic straps. On the
inside is a sewn-in cloth label of the Leningrad Rotfront
Fur Goods Factory with the "194.." date and the last digit
"1" filled in in fountain pen. This is consistent with the
quality of the mask: it was probably produced just before
the German invasion in June 1941 (Leningrad came under
in late August and was completely cut off about a week
The mask is in excellent unissued condition; shows storage
age only. The leather is good as new, beautifully soft and
supple; the elastic straps are completely intact.
The mask was designed not only for open cockpit airplanes
such as U-2 (Po-2) night bombers and R-2 reconnaissance
planes, but also for any WW2 era unheated airplane cockpit,
especially when flying at high altitude or during Russian
winter. A great piece of early aviation history, this mask
will make an excellent addition to a WW2 Soviet pilot's kit
and will display nicely either on a full mannequin or
The price is for the face mask only; other items shown in
our photo (pilot's helmet, goggles) are not included but
be available separately on our website.