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What ''Droopbill'' means?

Article about: Hello. As the title says, what does it mean? First I thought it mean the ww1 German stahlhelms in general, but then I saw it often like ''M18 Droopbill DD'' and so on. Im confused and didn't

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    Default What ''Droopbill'' means?

    Hello.

    As the title says, what does it mean? First I thought it mean the ww1 German stahlhelms in general, but then I saw it often like ''M18 Droopbill DD'' and so on. Im confused and didn't find any answer by googleing.

    Thanks.

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    It's a particular type of M18 style helmet produced in the inter-war years. At a glance it is a WW1 shell but the vent lugs are slightly different, as well as the overall shape of the lid. The visor is the part that gives the helmet it's name, having a downward sloping angle rather than running parallel to the base of the skirt as in WW1 helmets.

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    The "Droopbill" refers to the front of the helmet. The part which forms the visor over the eyes. Instead of being straight like all others, these variants have a visor which slopes downwards.

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    Appreciated mates!

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    Variants, good point Ade. My post might be a bit misleading, there are M34 versions as well as the M18 style, possibly other private purchase stuff too.

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