In addition to performing the normal duties' of a law enforcement agency they were tasked with keeping an eye on the political opposition. The air vents were designed by pressing a grommet together in the the hole to form an air vent. For combat use, imported Swiss M1918 helmet were used up until the 1960s. Introduced into combat in 1983 with the invasion of Granada. These rudimentary helmets were soon replaced by the Model 1915 , designed by August-Louis Adrian.
Much of the design for the helmet came from the work of John T Ridell. At the outbreak of , none of the combatants provided steel helmets to their troops. M-1917 helmet were produced by 10 shoe manufacturing companies. By knowing about a few small details the buyer will never make the mistake of purchase the wrong helmet. The Irish then turned to London based , ordering 5,000 copies of a model closely resembling the M1918 helmet. These can be found in various colors of paint, from standard field gray to three color Normandy pattern. The M1916 German Helmet: The M1916 was the first German Steel helmet and it was developed due to the number of head injuries from shrapnel in the trenches.
They decided that it was not strong enough and too complex to be swiftly manufactured. They could also just one base coat of Tan. The Luftwaffe units are often referred to as Luftwaffe Field Divisions. To avoid a smooth reflective finish a small amount of river gravel was mixed into the paint. Friedrich Schwerd once again taking a hand.
There is a list s of the various manufactures of M-1917 helmet shells. That enables the helmet shell to be identified as coming from a particular batch of steel. Many German soldiers were very creative and even artistic when applying a camouflage pattern to their helmets. The steel was then pressed and stamped into its bowl shape by seven companies, which were: Edward G. The French helmets are known as Adrians, after their inventor.
Sandwiched between the lining and the steel bowl was also piece of felt. This made it more resistant to projectiles but it offered less protection to the lower head and neck than other helmets. Below is a good example of the half basket chicken wire German helmet and you can learn more about this helmet by clicking on the picture below. There were three main reasons for the selection of the British Mk. You will not see this type of layering on a Heer decal.
The M1945 was reported to have been similar to the M1942 design, but did away completely with the ventilator. Inserted air vent of an M35 helmet Rolled edge of M35 and M40 models Stamped air vent of M40 and m42 helmets Raw un-rolled edge of an M42 helmet Question: How can I tell if the decal s on my helmet is original? In virtually all reissue German helmets the National Colors decal Tricolor was completely painted over. Below you see an early fix type chinstrap; a midwar green hardware chinstrap marked United Carr and a late war 1944 brass buckle with patent number United Carr chinstrap. Any helmet shell sent to me must be stripped and sanded beforehand. It is not known what models or sizes they produced and no code information is available. It is, I believe, the mark identifying the manufacturer of the shell.
Most M1935s German helmets issued before the War had a factory parade paint, which in many cases was polished to a shine, for parade use. The unpainted shell was dipped onto a vat of olive paint. Answer: There is no distinction between an M16 and M17 shell. This was the standard British Army helmet at the start of the Second World War. Wartime shells are a little taller, in a darker shade of green.
The resulting look is clearly different from original textured helmets. In early 1940, the German combat helmet underwent a significant change in order to simplify its construction and to reduce the its overall glare and visibility. German helmets with decals on both sides are known as 'Double Decal' helmets. Look at a known navy decal and you will see a line or border around the eagle. The helmet lugs were made by Precision Engineering Co they supplied only 40,000 to General Motors and had stamped them nPz 1941 this was the only consignment ever made by this firm. The Brodie helmet is a designed and patented in London in 1915 by John Leopold Brodie. I notice that the brittish made helmet appears to be more tan or brown in color and almost looks as if there are brush marks.
It also contains a price guide to establish the value of the helmet. Here are photo's of the markings. The Type A was in production for just a few weeks before the specification was changed and the Type B was introduced in October 1915. The removal of the national shield tri-color began some time between the transition from the M35 to the M40; therefore, very few M40s contain a second national shield decal. Archived from on August 28, 2008.