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PostPosted: 14 Aug 2016, 21:24 
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Hi,

I'm looking for this specific type of helmet that was used by 2 Squadron during the Cheetah era. If you know of the whereabouts of one that is available, please send me the details.


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PostPosted: 15 Aug 2016, 11:06 
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Made by Lafe in Benoni. I bought some spares from them for one of the pilots, but that was probably about 2005.

Items like oxygen mask were supplied by the SAAF or ARMSCOR.


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PostPosted: 22 Aug 2016, 22:55 
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Thanks for the info CheetahSupporter. I managed to get hold of Andre the previous owner of the company, unfortunately he sold the company, and no contact details of the current business.


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PostPosted: 23 Aug 2016, 10:16 
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This is the bunch: http://www.yellosa.co.za/company/401894 ... es-pty-ltd

I looked up the address Yellow Pages gives in Howard Street - that matches where I remember visiting them. They may moved on or closed by now, but worth trying to phone them.


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PostPosted: 07 Jan 2017, 13:48 
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I have this one in collection, same squadron but you are after the "lightweight" version as done in Europe in the late 80's with Gentex HGU26/P turned into HGU55/P (the visor housing was also removed and the visors attached with straps )

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