I was quite pleased to finally be able to add a Argentinian M-1 to my shelf a while back all thoughts and or opinions are most welcome..
Argentina started production on the M-1 in the early 1960īs the helmet's total weight is approx 1.250 grs, (shell 900 grs and liner 350 grs).
This particular example should be dated from the mid to late 70īs, and as best I can tell the shell bares no "FM" mark and or heat stamp..
The liner is manufactured out of fibreglass; with the hard to find "FM" stamped sweatband and Riddell type cotton made suspension with fixed flat headed cooper rivets and all looks in the right configuration for an example from Malvinas war .
The camo cover; is a wartime IMARA (Marines) woodland type one, dated in 1982 as indicated by the contract number.
ARA marking on cover label means Armada de la Republica Argentina or Argentinian Navy..
It came with a very nice un-issued flat green jacket detachable hood, that were officially used as a helmet cover as well...
The other two Covers are as follows:
Argentinian made woodland, army and Patagonic camo to be used in arid zones that I have been informed are one of the rarest Argentinian made cover.