Posted 6 months ago
Rare WWII British transitional MKIII steel helmet. Dated 1945. The British MKIII helmet was introduced in 1944, to start replacing the older style MKII helmets. The MKIII still retained the screw fixing in the top to attach the liner, and the chin strap rivets were placed quite high on the side of the helmet. The later MKIV helmets had the chin strap rivets placed lower, and a lift the dot liner retention system, this enabled the liner to be changed by pulling up a flap inside, without having to fiddle about with a screw. This helmet has the lower chin strap rivets, and the new lift the dot liner fixing, as should be on the MKIV, but is still manufactured as a MKIII, quite rare in the circle of helmet collecting.