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Ww2 us paratrooper helmet d bale (help)

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    Hi guys could you give me some input about this type of helmet.
    1# who did get them and why.because not all airborne troops got them
    2# is 10000 the correct amount produce
    3# total use on D-day
    4#correct price on that helmet type.
    5# any other info.

  2. #32
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    hiya Chris

    i will try & give answers to your questions the best i can

    1# im not sure if any units in particular received the M-2 or if they were just issued to who ever came along when they were available ?

    2# one source say that 148,000 M-2's were made

    3# not sure if possible to find out ?

    4# be prepared to spend big money as they are very rare

    5#
    US WWII M-2 D BALE HELMET

    M-2 Helmet (1942 - 1944)

    A special helmet shell was needed for the US WWII paratroopers. Rather than design an entirely new helmet, the US Army modified the existing M-1 helmet shell. This helmet modification was given the designation M-2 (through official proclamation by the QMC) on 23 June 1942. This is in spite of the fact that production had started quite sometime earlier in January 1942. The M-2 helmet shell was produced until December 1944 when it was officially replaced by the M-1C.

    Note: The M-2 helmet was only made by McCord and only 148,000 M-2 helmet shells were ever produced.
    hope some of this info is of help

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    hiya Chris

    i will try & give answers to your questions the best i can

    1# im not sure if any units in particular received the M-2 or if they were just issued to who ever came along when they were available ?

    2# one source say that 148,000 M-2's were made

    3# not sure if possible to find out ?

    4# be prepared to spend big money as they are very rare

    5#


    hope some of this info is of help
    Great info and help.
    Thank you for spending the time to responce to my post.

  4. #34
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    you're welcome mate sorry its not more informative as i dont know a great deal about the M-2 & ive never even had the pleasure of handling one but maybe someday i will

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    Quote by NickD View Post
    you're welcome mate sorry its not more informative as i dont know a great deal about the M-2 & ive never even had the pleasure of handling one but maybe someday i will
    The only airborne helmet that I have is a relic that I found in Normandy but not a D.

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    the only original airborne helmet i own is a VN era one

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    the only original airborne helmet i own is a VN era one
    Here my airborne relic from Normandy.
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    thats really cool mate i do like a relic lid even better thats its an airborne one as well

    this is mine http://warrelics.eu/forum/helmets/vi...-helmet-15657/

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    well i was waiting for this one to appear on ebay & here it is he's removed the chin straps & liner as well as removing the painted number off the rear & has the front to sell it as a Saving Private Ryan prop

    this guy is a total waist of space & i really hope he gets his comeuppance soon

    WW2 AIRBORNE M1-M2 "D" BALE PARATROOPER HELMET "ENG" on eBay (end time 15-Sep-10 17:28:51 BST)
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    I think there have been three times as many SPR helmet props on eBay than were actually used in the entire movie! Go figure

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