Variable Density Gunner's Goggles USAAF Original

Variable density gunner's goggles, with metal box with instructions for use and two replacement filters, US 1944 markings on the front, the filters with Polaroid markings.

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Black rubber facemask with a rigid plastic front frame housing circular lenses. Each lens was actually comprised of two separate lenses, one of which could be rotated over the other using a centrally mounted knob.  The effect of this rotation was to achieve differing degrees of density from clear through a range of pinks/reds and enabled the wearer to track targets in the vicinity of and acrorss the face of the sun.  The goggles were also fitted with a red plastic 'flip-down' visor for observing tracer bullets under various conditions of sunlight and brightness.