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Mon Casque M1

"Battle Battered" 506th PIR Market Garden

"Battle Battered" 506th PIR Market Garden

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The M1 helmet worn by paratroopers of the 506th PIR during Operation Market Garden. With its small mesh net, its reproduction "First Aid Kit" and its Westinghouse version fiber liner, it is typical of the helmets worn during the parachute operation in Holland.

Note

All our helmet shells are made of steel and come from military surplus. Some of them are over 50 years old. They may show traces of use and age due to storage. Although they are repainted and refurbished, some evidence of their past use remains visible.

Cut

The under helmet is one size, it is nevertheless adjustable in depth as well as in any head.

Shell

Original Austrian-made steel M1 US WW2 infantry helmet shell produced between 1975 and 1990. Rear seam and swivel chinstrap loops, Reproduction of helmet chin straps in OD#3 color. Repainted in Olive Drab 7, a shade used by the American military between 1936 and 1944. The shell features a textured finish due to the addition of cork during the painting process.

Replica Liner

Sold with a fiber helmet liner only

Fiber Liner

Surplus M1-type compressed fiber helmet liner, of Belgian origin (ABL). Comes with a sweatband, brown leather chin strap, and neckband. It also features the typical front grommet found on American helmet liners.

Weight

2.3 kg

Materials

Helmet Shell: Steel
Liner: Fiber
Buckles: Metal

Keep in mind

All of our helmet shells are made of steel and come from military surplus. Some of them are over 50 years old and may show signs of wear and age due to storage. Although they are repainted and restored, some evidence of their past use may still be visible.

Size

The helmet liner is one size fits all, but it is adjustable in depth and head circumference.

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Parachutiste du 506ème régiment d'infanterie parachutiste en Hollande durant l'opération Market Garden

"Battle Battered" 506th PIR Market Garden

The 506th PIR was tasked with capturing the bridge over the Wilhelmina Canal at Son and moving south towards Eindhoven to secure four bridges over the Dommel River. They accomplished none of their tasks on the 17th. They quickly regrouped, marched towards Son, but were met by a German 88 mm gun in the center of Son, which halted their advance.

  • "Battle Battered" 506th PIR Market Garden paint

    The paint used on this Battle Battered version is the same as our other helmets. It is an Olive Drab shade used by the US Army between 1936 and 1944. The 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment insignia is weathered like the rest of the shell.

  • "Battle Battered" 506th PIR Market Garden texture

    The cork texture is crushed and weathered to provide a worn effect to the helmet. This is a feature found on original US M1 helmets.

  • "Battle Battered" 506th PIR Market Garden chin strap

    Reproduction of weathered paratrooper helmet chin straps. They are artificially worn and dirtied to give an aged and weathered appearance to this 506th PIR 101st Airborne Division helmet.

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