Lockheed F-104A Starfighter: America’s No. 1 Spaceman (II).

USAF test pilot Iven “Kinch” Kincheloe portrayed wearing the utterly “galactic” MA-3 pressure helmet made by the Bill Jack Instrument Company. That helmet could be worn with either a full-pressure suit or, as here, with a partial-pressure one (the CSU-4P).
Incredibly superb detachable engine intake “grill” cover,… out of this miserable world almost all things related to the “Missile”. Sadly, Kincheloe died in one; another victim of the downward ejection seat.

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