you are a very lucky man brian ,i would love to see more detailed pictures of it
Increased ballistic protection, ease of manufacture (several shell sizes were to be eliminated), no rolled edge, no air vents, and a simplified liner system (M44) which used less steel.
thanks for the link to your book brian ,nice to have you here
I think the M45 gets a bad rap because if the war had lasted any longer ( and they had been issued ) then the Germans would not have been able to be called "squareheads" any more - they would have to be called "coneheads" ...... and that just doesn't have the same sort of ring to it, does it
" When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "
oh another rule, keep the helmets pre 45 LOL that prototype is an ugly duck but I can understand the increased ballistics aspect with the design, I wonder if doug could sort his helmets by batch numbers, would probably take him a few years to do so!!!
love your line up maximus71. and yours to james and brian. one of my helmet collecting goals. is to get a representation of each era. ive always loved the ww1 german helmet. so hope to get one. some day.