Adam Savage’s Rare Taylor Pressure Helmet!

Adam shares one of the finer pieces of aeronautics and space memorabilia from his collection: a rare RAF partial pressure helmet, also known as a Taylor helmet. Used by British pilots in the 60s and 70s, this beautiful helmet feautred a claustrophobic pressure bladder within its striking white shell and double visors. And if its design looks familiar, the Taylor helmet likely served as the inspiration for the Nostromo emergency helmets seen in the opening of Alien!

Shot by Adam Savage

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  1. F/LT is “Flight Lieutenant” in the RAF

    “Mods” would have been tracking modifications done to the helmet. This is documented for most pieces of aerospace equipment, each modification would have a number attached to the specific change being implemented. This is usually tracked in the documentation paperwork for an individual unit, in this case it looks like they just wrote it on the helmet itself, which is certainly an easy way to make sure you keep track.

  2. Narrative: (of a lightning crash)
    First flown by R.P. Beamont on 20-6-66 at BAC Samlesbury. To 5 Squadron, 31-1-67. Crashed onto Inchbrook Farm near Milltown, Grampian when it caught fire and lost power after take-off from Lossiemouth. Landing attempted at Milltown, but failed. Pilot – Flt Lt Miller – ejected safely.

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