Soviet Helicopter Pilot's Helmet

Artifact Details

The Mujahideen were Afghan guerrilla soldiers who often clashed with Soviet forces.

Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson was a devoted supporter of the Afghan Mujahideen. On one of his trips to the troubled region, Wilson received this helmet, once worn by a Soviet helicopter gunship pilot. One of the first Mujahideen fighters to successfully shoot down that type of aircraft gave the helmet to Wilson.

Artifact Specs

28 cm x 18 cm x 25 cm

(L x W x H)

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