Custom Painted USN Cranial Tequila Sunrise/Defiance Mouse Vietnam Era Unique!!! USN Cranial 1975 Ear Muffs Flight Deck Crewman's Impact Resistant MIL-H-81735B.Front "Tequila Sunrise" Back "Defiance Mouse" Dated 1975 (Vietnam). Navy E5, petty officer second class rank insignia. DLN owners initials painted on both ear pieces. NAU marking on the inside. Rubber on headset is supple, Plastic on the helmet is in excellent condition, light wear only, fabric has no holes or tears. Head phones foam is not flexible, and is degraded. Please see detailed photos for the best description of this item and feel free to ask any questions you may have! The helmets are made for the USN to be used on the flight deck. These helmets have been around since the late 1960s.
Other services have also utilized these helmets for various uses. There are several colors to denote jobs.Yellow is for flight deck directors, these guys control the safe movement of all aircraft on the flight deck. Green is used for catapult/arresting gear operators and squadron maintenance personnel. White is used for Quality Assurance/final checkers, Medical, Safety, and VIPs. Purple is used for fuels personnel (grapes). Red is for ordnance personnel (BB stackers). Blue is used for chocks and chains. Brown is used for Plane Captains.
Any of these helmets can be modified with a communications headset. The item "Custom Painted USN Cranial Tequila Sunrise/Defiance Mouse Vietnam Era Helmet" is in sale since Tuesday, December 25, 2018.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Vietnam (1961-75)\Original Period Items\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "coloradotnt" and is located in Aurora, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.