Dating m1 helmets

Apparently they where never used, since we can now buy them, still unused. The picture below shows the back of the cover with the soldier's name written on top of the cable flap.

A lot of them around the market place and dates range from the 60’s to current dates. Toilet Paper, Death Cards, the chewing gum from C-rat packs, other personal items. The P-38 was an extremely simple, lightweight, multipurpose tool. Nice to have but damp resistant is a relative term.In warfare, the simpler something is and the easier access it has, the more you’re going to use it. The P-38 is one of those tools you keep and never want to get rid of because you can use it as a screwdriver, knife, anything. Usually mush and useless if there is any sort of moisture in the air.It would figure then that the front-line helmet of Israel for nearly two decades was a clone of the venerable US M1.This post takes the time to do a side-by-side comparison of the two to explore similarities as well as subtle differences.

Dating m1 helmets

The net is secured under the arms, with four long cotton ribbons. I now know that this ERDL cover, with its four large numbers, was used for basic combat training purposes. The "-83-" in the second row is the year of the contract. This particular individual has two stamps, partly overlapping... The MILES (Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System) was the first U. Army combat training system using laser emitters and sensors.This is a net of the same form as the one above, but with different mesh. M-1 Helmet in World War II, Schiffer Military History, 1996, ISBN: 0-7643-0074-1. The two straps, for securing dust goggles, are attached to the helmet shell. They were often used as an ordinary helmet cover with the net stuck up under the liner. A Vietnam era accessory is this AN/PRR-9 radio receiver. I have read that these receivers where often worn taped to the shoulder strap instead. It is made of rubber or soft plastic, and is used together with the ordinary liner. More about this system can be found at This is the early version, now superseded. These covers were first used during WWII in the Pacific. The idea was if you were close enough to read the number through your scope, the soldier with the number was dead. This is actually a Canadian surplus helmet and cover. Another M1 era item is this OPFOR (Opposition forces) "helmet", made to look somewhat like the Soviet Ssh 40 and its derivates. Here is the helmet mounted harness with its five sensors and electronic unit.This is a good feature I whish every replica maker could use!

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