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WW11 "experimental" tank crew/dispatch rider steel helmet

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World War Two546 of 990British WW11 Anti Gas Wardens helmetPre WW11 "experimental" British helmet
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Posted 3 years ago

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petey
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Early WW11 tank crew/dispatch rider helmets were made of lightweight material, when some bright spark realised they could be shot at just as easily as anyone else, they decided to make the helmets of steel, using converted paratrooper helmets, this is one of them. Later tank crew and dispatch riders had specifically made helmets. It has an additional top buffer riveted to the helmet. Additional rivet to the side for the chin strap, it still uses the paratrooper liner. It also has a blank rivet in the side, appears to be a first attempt to place the chin strap, which was found to be in the wrong position and moved further back.

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  1. petey petey, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking, packrat-place, mrmajestic1
  2. petey petey, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love panzerhunting and miKKoChristmas11

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