Boeing Stearman PT-17: The Iron Mask.

Image captured from the “Biggles” (1986) movie. Awful is a too mild adjective to describe it. Weak story and utterly appalling acting (poor Peter Cushing), yet with some neat aviation sequences. Granted, we have to allow that the Stampe vs Stearman fantasy is quite hard to swallow ….and the funny Bell 206 time travel.
The best of this disaster to me is, anyway, German “Ace” Eric Von Stalhein’s headgear; a customised Luftstreitkräfte (Imperial German Air Service) cork and leather safety flight helmet equipped with a sort of stunning metal visor.

The “bad guys” are always the best dressed:


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