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  Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The M1 helmet is a combat helmet that was used by the American military since the World war II until it was succeeded by the PASGT helmet beginning in 1978.
The M1 Helmet was introduced during the Second World War in 1941 to replace the M1917A1 Steel helmet.
On the right, the helmet liner The M1 helmet is actually two helmets: An outer shell, sometimes referred to as the "steel pot", made of metal and a hard hat-type liner that is nestled inside the shell and contains the suspension system that would be ajusted to fit the wearer's head.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=M1_helmet   (2212 words)

 M1 Helmet Definition Definitions for the Clothing & Textile Industry
During the service life of the M1 helmet, the steel pot changed in size and the liner was constantly evolving.
The M1 helmet is extremely popular with collectors, particularly WWII collectors, and helmets from this period are generally more valuable.
Helmets with rare or unusual markings or some kind of documented history tend to be more expensive.
www.apparelsearch.com /Definitions/Headwear_Hats/M1_helmet.htm   (946 words)

The USMC camouflage helmet cover, first worn at Tarawa in late 1943, was made of herringbone twill material printed with a reversible green to brown pattern designed for use in tropical environments.
In addition to its mission as head protection, the M-1 steel helmet was used for boiling water to make coffee, for cooking and shaving, as an intrenching tool, to bail water from a landing craft, as a hammer, or even as a "pot to piss in".
Helmet, Steel, M1C (Parachutist's) included a modification of the M1 helmet liner (Liner, Helmet, M1, Parachutist's) with a special chin strap which insured that the helmet would stay on during the opening shock and descent of the parachute.
www.olive-drab.com /od_soldiers_gear_m1_helmet.php   (1463 words)

 M1 Helmet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The M1 helmet was the standard item of issue to ground troops, Army and Marine, during World War II and the Korean War.
When the helmet causes the defeat of this missile at service-weapon velocities, it will be deeply indented, and it was deemed necessary to allow a 1-inch offset between the helmet and the head.
Any new helmet, regardless of its V50 superiority, will have to pass the ultimate test of combat troop acceptance, and this is primarily dependent upon the fit and stability of the helmet.
www.secondworldwarhistory.com /m1_helmet_design.asp   (2108 words)

 Opening Moves: Marines Gear Up For War (The Stage is Set)
Helmets of World War II One of the most noticeable changes in the Marine Corps uniform at the outset of World War II was the transition from the M1917A1 helmet reminiscent of World War I to the familiar M1 helmet of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.
In 1939, this helmet was superceded in the Marine Corps by the improved M1917A1 helmet (as shown below, worn by men of the 6th Marines in Iceland).
The new helmet was issued to the Marine Corps in the spring and early summer of 1942 and, by the time of the Guadalcanal campaign later that summer, had all but supplanted the old "dishpan" helmet.
www.nps.gov /archive/wapa/indepth/extContent/usmc/pcn-190-003115-00/sec4.htm   (931 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The helmet is also used by various SWAT teams, wherein it is often fl with or without covering, as well as by various United Nations Peacekeeping forces where it is often painted robin's egg blue to match the UN flag.
When worn with a helmet cover, it is also often fitted with a band around it that has two reflective patches (sometimes known as cat eyes) on the rear intended to reduce fratricide incidents.
The helmet is commonly referred to by soldiers as a "Kevlar" or "K-pot" in reference to the steel pot helmet that preceded it.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Personnel_Armor_System_for_Ground_Troops   (1015 words)

 The M1 Steel Helmet
From its introduction in 1941 until being replaced with the Kevlar helmet in the 1980's, the steel helmet was worn by Marines in every clime and place.
Marines first wore steel helmets in World War I. Adopted in 1917, the helmet was a copy of the British Army pattern trench helmet.
Another little noted but frequent use of the helmet was as a "chamber pot." Confined to long nights in fighting holes and dug outs, Marines often resorted to using their shells for this purpose.
www.ww2gyrene.org /equipment_helmet.htm   (681 words)

 WWII Medic Helmets and Markings
Helmet B is WWII vintage with the edge seam in the front and swivel bale attachments for the khaki chin straps.
Helmet C is a WWII vintage helmet with fixed bale attachments for the khaki chin straps.
Helmet D is a WWII vintage helmet with fixed bale attachments for the khaki chin straps.
home.att.net /~medichelmet   (1425 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The liners have been changed to those used on the Model 48 helmet and are similiar in design to the US M1 helmet liner.
The helmet is painted a grey/green colour and the liner is leather.
The helmet was designed in such a way as to allow it to be worn over other head coverings in cold conditions.
www.lawranceordnance.com /new/helmet-oftheworld.html   (985 words)

 Port Orford Lifeboat Station   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Helmets were not used by the American military prior to the country's entrance into World War I in 1917.
The M1917 helmet pictured above is on display at the museum and is identical to those worn by Coast Guardsmen at the station prior to issue of the M-1 helmet.
This helmet was donated by former Port Orford fire chief George Gehrke and was worn by a member of the Fields family in combat in Europe during World War I. The insignia indicates that the wearer belonged to the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division.
home.earthlink.net /~portorfordlifeboatstation/article13.html   (440 words)

 elmetto.net - articles - The U.S. M-1938 Tanker’s Helmet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Collectors often refer to this helmet as the Model 1938 (the year the design project started) or the Model 1941 (the year the patent was submitted) and even the 1942 (the year the patent was accepted).
Why the cavalry branch did not adopt the very functional "infantry" style tank helmet is not very clear but certainly internal rivalry and pride probably steered the cavalry branch away from the design of their infantry branch counterparts.
Like US M1 helmet liners, the Model 1938 tank helmets did show subtle differences from manufacturer to manufacturer but essentially all the helmets were alike.
www.elmetto.net /EN/articles/m1938.htm   (1365 words)

 Saving Private Ryan: M1 Helmet
The United States Army's M1 Helmet entered service in the early 1940's and consisted of a steel shell ("pot") and a detachable interior plastic shell liner to which was connected the helmet's adjustable web suspension system.
The chinstrap was separate from the helmet liner and was attached to the steel shell.
Although the interior suspension system was adjustable and was enough to keep the helmet on the soldier's head in most situations when the chinstrap was not used, there were times when a soldier was forced to hold his helmet on his head with a free hand.
www.sproe.com /h/helmet.html   (513 words)

 Grigsby Militaria - U.S. Helmet Accessories
Made with correct reproduction khaki webbing and flened brass hardware, ready to be sewn onto the helmet bales.
Reproduction of the "A" shaped buckle straps to hold the paratrooper chincup in the liner.
Quality reproduction of the leather chinstrap for all helmet liners (infantry and paratrooper), clipped around the bill of the complete helmet.
www.grigsbymilitaria.com /us_helmetparts.htm   (167 words)

 Military Specialties, Inc., WW2 US Military Headgear, M1 Helmets, M1 Helmet Parts, Officer Visor Hat, Overseas hat, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The exterior of the steel helmet exhibits light age, light marks on the sides, where it was pressed against packing paper and into other helmets in its wood crate, as well as other light and minor surface scratches, scuffs and insignificant white marks.
The exterior of the steel helmet exhibits moderate age, light to moderate scuffs and scratches with light to moderate surface wear to the painted finish, as well as moderate wear to the coarse finish on the top of the helmet.
The, mint, khaki cotton straps with, flened brass, claw hook and arrow buckle, are attached to the helmet through a flexible chinstrap loop, the metal hardware on the straps exhibit light age and extremely insignificant wear to the flened surface.
militaryspecialtiesinc.com /web/US/ww2ushelmets&Hats/US_Helmets_Pg1.htm   (2821 words)

 HELL'S HALF ACRE- Boots and Headgear
The standard M1 helmet was not suitable for jumping because the helmet would separate from the liner during a jump.
The liner was secured inside the steel helmet shell using the standard helmet chinstrap that was modified with a snap.
Still connected to the helmet loops, the modified chinstrap snapped into the M1C liner to prevent the shell and liner from separating during a jump.
members.aol.com /rtoartilleryfo/helmets.html   (668 words)

 Time Traveler USA Military Helmets
U.S. WWII Transition model 1917A1 Combat Helmet used (1936 to about 1941) Sometimes called the Battan Helmet, becasue, it was the combat helmet worn by U.S. Troops in the Battan Death March.
This helmet has WW2 front seam and stitched issue ChinStrap, plus leather liner chinStrap, sweat band and all straps are intact, liner is marked from the "Firestone Tire and Rubber Company" it is also marked in white paint with the soldiers name and serial number.It has the Original WW2 OD paint.......
This helmet is a Navy repainted issue it has the WW2 front seam, but only one of its chinStraps, it has a WWII liner with front grounlet hole and all straps, it is maked from the "Westinghouse Electric Company"..........$150.00
www.johnnyg.westhost.com /helmets-part2.html   (539 words)

The M1 helmet was the standard item of issue to ground troops, Army and Marine, during World War II and the Korean War.
After the adoption of the newer model, a considerable number of experimental helmets were developed and tested in a continuing effort to produce a universal air force helmet with extended area coverage, increased protective ballistics limits, wearer acceptability, and compatibility with associated flying goggles and headphones.
The helmet consisted of a one-piece steel bowl with a head suspension system and hinged earplates or cheekplates which extended down on to the sides of the face in line with the leather flyer’s helmet.
history.amedd.army.mil /booksdocs/wwii/woundblstcs/chapter11.htm   (14480 words)

 Virtual museum 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
All helmets displayed here are part of the M-1Helmet.com collection.
This is the helmet of a draftee issued to him in 1943.
Helmet of a 2nd Lt, butter bar soldered to the front.
www.m-1helmet.com /m1helmet.html   (114 words)

 PASGT Helmet
However, as the program evolved, the focus of the helmet changed from a lighter weight helmet providing the same amount of protection as the old helmet, to a helmet that would wiegh the same as the old one but provide improved protection.
The helmet has an internal suspension system that keeps the shell of the helmet away from the head in order to provide ventilation and space for the helmet to deform if it should take a hit.
The helmets are painted in a dull olive gray color with noticable grits in the paint.
counterstrikefox.freeservers.com /pasgth.htm   (1145 words)

 J. Murray, INc, 1944 - M1 Helmets
Helmet nets are often a great source for argument amongst collectors as there are so many variations of netting used in WWII.
The helmet is a typical 1941-43 era and the liner is circa 1942 (they only painted them on the inside for a short period during 1942) The helmet is marked on the rear with yellow captain bars and the liner is marked in yellow with the name Hildabrand.
This is the fourth M1 helmet that M. Giles has submitted, another great example of a well kept WWII helmet with fixed bales.
www.jmurrayinc1944.com /www/virtualmuseum.htm   (1921 words)

 29th Division (UK), 116th Regiment, C Company - Re-enactment Group: Equipment
The M1 helmet was front seamed with fixed bails until the end of 1943.
After this the seam (or the rim of the helmet) was joined at the back and the bails were changed to the swivel type.
This is especially useful in cold weather to wear underneath the helmet.
www.29th.co.uk /equipment.htm   (1644 words)

 Military Collection of Peter Suciu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
This model helmet was used by the US Army in the Spanish American War in Cuba and in the Philippines.
This experimental helmet saw limited field testing during the First World War, but it was deemed to be too similar to the German Model 1916 helmet.
And unlike the Model 2 or Model 8, this helmet design actually saw limited testing in the trenches in France at the end of World War I. In the end it was deemed to look too much like the German M16 helmet and thus not adopted by the US Army.
www.nyc-techwriters.com /militaria/american_helmets.htm   (1060 words)

The M-1 helmet has been in service of the United States armed forces since the days of WWII.
The helmet band was employed to hold miscellaneous items such as oil bottles, ammo clips, etc.
The helmets of this period continued using sand as an aggregate to the paint, which accounts for their bumpy texture.
www.quanonline.com /military/military_reference/american/nam_helmet.html   (169 words)

 Helmet, Militaria at Collectibls On Sale
A helmet is a form of protective clothing worn on the head and usually made of metal or other hard substance, such as Kevlar, resin fiber, or plastic typically for protection of the head in combat, or in civilian life, from sports injuries, falling objects or high-speed collisions.
Helmets are among the most ancient forms of combat protection, and are known to have been worn by ancient Greeks, Romans, throughout the Middle Ages, and up to the end of the 1600s by many combatants.
The often ridiculed Prussian spiked helmet did nevertheless save many soldiers by diverting sideways otherwise mortal sabre blows to the head; it was retained in the age of the machine gun merely for tradition.
www.collectibles-onsale.com /helmet.htm   (1209 words)

 Headwear   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The M1 helmet was adopted in 1941 and represented a helmet system which no other army had.
The WWII helmet has the rim edging seam in front or rear and has either welded (fixed) chinstrap loops (bales) or hinged (swivel)loops.
Original swivel bale helmets and liners can be had for $60-$90, with refurbished helmets running in the $100 range.
www.2ndarmored.com /headwear.htm   (375 words)

The section on painted helmets covers only a small sample of the many varieties found during the war (that would be another book by itself).
USA helmets are sadly neglected field among Canadian collectors despite the fact the virtually every version has seen service with the Canadian Armed Forces.
These provide an unsurpassed recognition guide, particularity as Reynosa demonstrates the mold marks impressed of the tops of the helmets indicate only when by whom and when the mold was made, not necessarily the actual helmet manufacture.
home.pacbell.net /m-a-r/reviews.html   (1030 words)

 U.S. helmet covers
Another M1 era item is this OPFOR (Opposition forces) "helmet", made to look somewhat like the Soviet Ssh 40 and its derivates.
The parachutist conversion set for the PASGT helmet consists of an Ensolite neck pad, a neckstrap to make the chinstrap 3-point, and a longer screw for attaching the neckstrap in the back of the helmet.
A helmet antenna mount for the ballistic helmets.
hem.bredband.net /runmat/us_cov.html   (1201 words)

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