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M1 helmets Cork Vs Sand

Article about: i was always told cork for ww2

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    i was always told cork for ww2

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    When did they begin using sand? Wondering about repainted WWII period ones, Ray

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    All ww2 produced shells were corked all postwar from 1951 onwards were silca-sand.

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    I wonder if sand was ever used during WWII? Ive seen some US M1917A1 helmets with a sand finish, but that could be left over from WWI

    it was real sand, not silca

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    When you think in the mid 1930's many differant textures were being trialed including sawdust,always wondered who actually came up with the cork idea,as only sand and sawdust had been used until then.

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