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1943 Ad Blind Flying Training Cockpit World War II Cellulose Acetate FTM4

1943 Ad Blind Flying Training Cockpit World War II Cellulose Acetate FTM4

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This is an original 1943 color print ad for the Hercules Powder Company, who used cellulose acetate to reduce the casualties in blind-flying training during World War II. As the use of flight instruments became more crucial for night-flying and combat, it was necessary to train pilots to rely solely on the tools in front of them. In a cockpit with green plastic, the trainee would wear red-tinted goggles, rendering his external vision useless and forcing him to focus on the task at hand. The pilot, without goggles, would be able to see out of the cockpit just fine.

CONDITION

This 69+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 12.5 inches; 25 x 32 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Vintage Advertising

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