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Posted 4 years ago


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A standard army MkII with textured khaki green paint outside & smooth inside. It's made by Austin Motors & dated 1941, the liner was made by FFL. It has the elasticated Mk3 chin strap which came into use in 1941.


  1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 4 years ago
    Hi, tinlid! Very interesting indeed that this was made by Austin Motors! Can you tell us about how the war affected Austin Motors, please? I remember that my Grandfather had purchased a new car right before WWII broke out - or right before the USA entered the fray, and that one of his coworkers was whining that there wouldn't be new cars on the market for a good long while. My grandfather, I think (not sure), finally sold his new car to the man who was pining away for it. I expect that things were much the same in Great Britain. Very nice helmet. Thank you. : )
  2. tinlid, 4 years ago
    Not sure if AMC was bombed or not during the war, BMB & F&L were I think. But a lot of the big companies like AMC would have had a big input into the war effort.

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