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    Hi everybody!
    I'm a new member(and I'm not english, so please be forgiving!), but i really like this site. I have to admit that I registered only for one question. It's about an unusual german style, but austro-hungarian m16 helmet. I think it was one of the 10,000(up to) helmet that AH-empire bought from Germany in every month(from 1916 november[15.000]-the last portion: 1918 january: 71000).

    I know that the helmet is in very bad condition, but as you can see, it is seriously transformed. My question is why? It's a simple crash-helmet from the (e.g.)'60s? Or it can be more interesting? Probably used in the ww1? Becuase in a helmet like that you can lie down easily, and it won't tip forward(on your eyes). I know the soldiers usually just turned the helmet with 180, but if there was a forehead armour(?) on the helmet, that was not an option. Sorry for disturbing.
    Thank you for your kind attention, please answer!
    Bye!

    *(on the 3rd picture there's the sign- maybe 1915, or 1(?)15, or something like that.)

    nobody
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    Hi Nobody, welcome to the forum!

    I have never seen a helmet cut down like this before. Very unusual.

    I have added the other pics for you.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    thanks for adding the pictures!
    but i'm surprised! nobody knows anything about that type of helmet? no guess? or something?
    i'm so sad...

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    Your theory about cutting it down so it would not drop over your eyes is possible. I have just never seen this done before.

    Cheers, Ade.

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