The M1 Helmet of the World War 11 GI by Pieter Oosterman,
and of course Helmets of the ETO by Régis Giard and Frédéric Blais. I consider The M1 Helmet of the World War 11 to be the better book.
And hey, don't forget this humble forum, it's a fantastic reference site that evolves and produces new information in a way that books cannot. And we have Ned. I have heard that there are other forums out there too...............
Another nice one Andy
The paint on the pot looks fine to me.
I think you will have to get something from C I S to determine if that’s blood.
I never knew about the shallow cut of the liner for the bales very interesting.
The paint on the liner is different to the high pressure liners, this was perhaps just a St Clair thing, the texture that is, what do you think. I like that chin strap on it, brown rivets and green buckle and clips, were these not made during the time from moving from brown hardware to green, thus so making them mixed.
Over all a nice helmet to have in any collection well done.
Hi Jake and welcome to the forum.
The helmet you have shown, may i ask if the chinstraps have been factory fitted or do they look like a field repair. I only ask out of curiosity.
We would love to see your helmets, have you got any airborne helmets.
Where do you find these helmets! I can't find them anywhere...
Looking for WWII U.S. dog tags
Hi Rod these are the ebay pics which are not too good....im still thinking maybe field replacement as until now never seen steel buckles on lids before june 44....sorry there not better...Jake.
I certainly wish I could lay claim to ever owning them Andy you lucky sod.
Jake its hard to tell from the pictures how its sewn on.
What i will say is i think the outside of the shell has been repainted, this one the cork looks flat compared to untouched ones I’ve seen and have. See what the rest of the guys say if your thinking of buying it. Better pictures would be needed.
But then again if its cheap enough go for it.
Remember i am no expert but then again are any of us lol.
It's a nice helmet, but it's really difficult to form an opinion from the photographs. I think this will come down to what liner is in there, and what the eventual price of it will be.