Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Airborne helmet

Article about: Gary J... I do not have a magnet now.... But i added two more pictures I think the rim is made of aluminium...

  1. #1

    Default Airborne helmet

    Hi...
    This is a helmet i recently found here in Copenhagen...
    Its allmost mint...
    If you have more information about this helmet feel free to give them to me
    I dont know anything about this area of collection...
    Here is some pictures
    There is some stamps in the helmet:
    59 (?)
    BMB (?)
    1941 (Year)
    7 1/4 (Size)

    Have a nice day
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Front.jpg 
Views:	115 
Size:	38.6 KB 
ID:	419431   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Højre.jpg 
Views:	99 
Size:	37.7 KB 
ID:	419432  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Venstre.jpg 
Views:	111 
Size:	38.4 KB 
ID:	419433   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	59.jpg 
Views:	107 
Size:	66.7 KB 
ID:	419434  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	BMB.jpg 
Views:	93 
Size:	48.9 KB 
ID:	419435   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Indvendig-tæt.jpg 
Views:	110 
Size:	58.1 KB 
ID:	419436  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Indvendig-hel.jpg 
Views:	109 
Size:	44.8 KB 
ID:	419437   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Top-bolt.jpg 
Views:	99 
Size:	40.9 KB 
ID:	419502  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Bag-bolte.jpg 
Views:	102 
Size:	30.5 KB 
ID:	419503   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1941.jpg 
Views:	98 
Size:	74.6 KB 
ID:	419558  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Rem1.jpg 
Views:	93 
Size:	32.5 KB 
ID:	419574   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Rem2.jpg 
Views:	166 
Size:	77.6 KB 
ID:	419575  

    Last edited by Sandsam; 11-04-2012 at 08:26 PM.
    Sandsam
    Denmark

  2. #2
    NCA
    NCA is offline
    ?

    Default Re: Airborne helmet

    Something not quite right about this one...for a start airborne lids dont have a cross pad screwed into the crown.And im sure if it is a genuine helmet then one this early should have a fibre rim on the steel shell.
    I'm thinking the liner and straps are genuine but the lid?..not sure.Is there a bolt on top of the helmet?Does the shell have any markings stamped inside?Usually found near the inside front.

    It could of course be postwar modifications.Do a search on this site for HSAT.

  3. #3

    Default Re: Airborne helmet

    Hi,
    Cant tell you much about the helmet itself, probably late airborne, but the markings inside BMB is for Briggs Motor Bodies, they had a contract through W.W 2 to make helmets,
    Dave.

  4. #4

    Default Re: Airborne helmet

    NCA:
    I have posted a picture of the bolt at the top. And there is two bolts at the back of the helmet...
    Sorry, but no stamps inside of the helmet.....
    Sandsam
    Denmark

  5. #5

    Default Re: Airborne helmet

    Panzer 3:
    Thanks for the info !!
    Sandsam
    Denmark

  6. #6

    Default Re: Airborne helmet

    Looks like a conversion of a tankers helmet, probably post war done. Can you show the 1941 date on the liner, as I can't see it clearly. also it should only have the imperial size markings not the metric as well (71/4 = 59cm), so might be done for Belgium or somewhere like that after the war, but using war time parts. Certainly not a text book example IMHO.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

  7. #7

    Default Re: Airborne helmet

    Hi Bond...
    Thanks for the help !!!
    I have posted a new picture of the 1941 date...
    I hope that you can read it now !!!
    Sandsam
    Denmark

  8. #8

    Default Re: Airborne helmet

    Quote by Sandsam View Post
    Hi Bond...
    Thanks for the help !!!
    I have posted a new picture of the 1941 date...
    I hope that you can read it now !!!
    Yes I can read it now, thanks!!!!

    It is an early date, so maybe the mkI para helmet is different to how I thought they were, but I still think it should not have both imperial and metric sizing and the central dome fixing point and I still suspect that makes it a post war reissue.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

  9. #9
    ?

    Default Re: Airborne helmet

    Try a magnet against the rim .....

  10. #10

    Default Re: Airborne helmet

    Maybe the danish army have used this helmet after the war ???
    I dont know !!!
    But normally the danish army stamped everything.....
    Sandsam
    Denmark

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. US M1 Airborne helmet

    In US M1 steel helmet forum
    11-12-2010, 03:23 AM
  2. Polish Airborne items from the Hartenstien Airborne Museum

    In Polish Armed Forces in the West (Polskie Siły Zbrojne na Zachodzie) 1939-1947
    11-14-2009, 01:43 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •