The M-1 helmet was well under production before December 7th The first production batch started on June 26 and resulted with over , M-1 helmets before the war had even began. Each completed raw M-1 helmet shell weighed 2. These problems, though unsightly to the modern collector, were evidently just fine with the QMC because they issued them anyway. Rather than design an entirely new helmet, the US Army modified the existing M-1 helmet shell.
How To Date a US WWII McCord M1 Helmet Shell
Dating an m1 helmet
Olivier Dorrell returns to guide us through an immensely important subject to collectors and re-enactors. A separate lining system had many advantages. Being light weighted it could be used without the steel shell for guard or ceremonial duties, whilst the shell itself could also double up as a wash basin in the Field. Brought into service in the M1 liner underwent a variety of design and material changes over its service life, with the most important developments happening during the Second World War. The first liners were from the Hawley company. Distinctive in form and desirable to collectors, the Hawley liner mimicked the shell in form, and was made of compressed cardboard painted a light shade of khaki green in the inner.
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An informal, sometimes satiric, exploration of the steel combat helmet and its role in identifying, inspiring, and protecting the G. The book I thought I'd like to write but with a longer shelf-life, no editors, publishers, or art directors; just me and you. Mannie, like all your entries here, that's an excellent walk-around, proving that detailed observation can be very illuminating even for something so apparently familiar as an M1. This is a model of explication which many, including me, would be advised to follow.
From over photos from the Normandie Archive , we have selected 90 photos where M1 Helmets were visible in a cross-section of the troops and situations in the Normandy campaign. Not all of the photos are of front line combat troops but rather a representative sample across all branches and roles. I selected several data points of key interest to reenactors to capture. Helmet Chinstrap Position 2. Helmet Net Usage 3.