M1917 Steel Helmet US Army

original US manufactured First World War M1917 Steel Helmet fitted with complete suspension system. The helmet is finished in its original olive drab ‘anti reflective paint finish


In 1917, when the US entered WWI a new model helmet was adopted. The M1917 was a copy of the British ‘Brodie’ helmet but it soon became apparent that the design had some major flaws, of which poor side and rear protection and its innate instability were the most significant

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