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    Ron Evans, fighter pilot

    Ron Evans' Vietnam Naval Air Combat APH-6 Helmet Originally from His Personal Collection with Novaspace COA. Here is an example (circa early 1960s) of the primary U.S. Navy fast mover helmet during the 1960s and 1970s. Ron Evans' helmet is of a white polyester-impregnated fiberglass cloth laminate with red stripes on top. A transparent visor is in a single housing with metal tracks and a four-lobe lock knob. The large padded Roanwell H-143/AIC earphones, attached with single screws through the helmet, are covered in tan leather as are the fitting pads. The oxygen mask (not present) retention and release receivers are of the butterfly bayonet type. Attached on the right side is an M-33A/AIC microphone with cable and male plug. Quite a rare and desirable item from an American hero. Included with this lot is a COA from the Ron Evans Garage Sale. The helmet shows signs of use; the earphone pads are loose but wires are still connected so re-attaching them should be easily accomplished. The visor has a small chip at the lower right side. Condition is generally very good.

    Ron Evans was the only astronaut to fly on an Apollo mission (Command Module Pilot on Apollo 17) who also flew combat missions in Vietnam. Between 1964 and 1966, Evans was a fighter pilot assigned to Fighter Squadron VF-51 (the "Screaming Eagles") on sea duty in the Pacific. He flew F-8 Crusaders on combat missions in the Vietnam War off the carrier USS Ticonderoga. He was with VF-51 when selected as part of the NASA Astronaut Group Five.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2017
    19th Friday
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