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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 is an emblematic element of the paratroopers of the 506th PIR during Operation Market Garden. Designed to protect soldiers, this helmet is equipped with an original small mesh net, a reproduction first aid kit and an Inland version fiber liner and its Rigger Made chin chup. It is representative of the helmets worn by the paratroopers of the 101st Airborne during the parachute operation over Holland.


US WW2 paratrooper helmet shell in steel of Austrian origin produced between 1975 and 1990. Rear seam and swivel loops. The shell was repainted in matte OD (Olive Drap), a color used by the American army between 1936 and 1944, and equipped with reproductions of helmet parachutist chin straps in khaki-colored canvas OD#3. This shell is painted in the colors of an officer of the 2nd Battalion of the 506th PIR of the 101st Airborne Division and patinated for an aged and authentic effect.

Replica Liner

Sold with a fiber liner only.

Fiber Liner

Surplus helmet liner in compressed fiber of Belgian origin (ABL). With sweatband, brown leather chin strap and neck band. The liner also has the front eyelet typical of American liners. Modified in Inland parachutist version with the addition of "A Yokes" in OD#3 color and its rigger made fabric chin cup.


2.3 kg


Helmet Shell: Steel
Helmet Liner: Fiber
Chin strap: Cotton
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. 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.


The helmet liner is one size, it is nevertheless adjustable in depth as well as in head circumference.

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"Battle Battered" 506th PIR Market Garden

The 506th PIR's mission was to capture the bridge over the Wilhelmina Canal at Son, then move south towards Eindhoven to secure four bridges over the Dommel River. However, on the 17th, none of these tasks were completed. Despite their rapid assembly and march towards Son, their advance was halted by a German 88mm cannon in the center of the town.

  • Casque complet parachutiste version Battle Battered 506th PIR Market Garden vue en gros plan de l'insigne as de pique

    "Battle Battered" 506th PIR Market Garden paint

    The paint used on this Battle Battered version is the same as our other helmets. This is an Olive Drab dyed used by the US army between 1936 and 1944. The insignia of the 506th parachute infantry regiment is patinated like the rest of the shell.

  • "Battle Battered" 506th PIR Market Garden texture

    The texture of the "cork" is crushed and patinated in order to give a worn effect to the helmet. This is an aspect found on the original US M1 helmets.

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

    Reproduction of patinated paratrooper helmet chin straps. They are worn and artificially soiled in order to give a worn and aged appearance to this helmet of the 506th PIR of the 101st airborne division.

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