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Mon Casque M1

"Battle Battered" 69th Infantry Division

"Battle Battered" 69th Infantry Division

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Liner

The M1 helmet of a medical captain of the 69th Infantry Division present at the junction with the Soviets coming from the east, near the German town of Torgau located on the banks of the Elbe.

*Example photos of one of our creations, the patina of your helmet will be unique and will look exactly like the model presented in the photo.

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

Recent plastic reproduction of the M1-type helmet liner. Similar to the US M1 model, it includes a sweatband, front grommet, and a faux brown leather chin strap.

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 kg

Materials

Helmet Shell: Steel
Liner: Fiber / Plastic
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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Lieutenant de la 69ème division d'infanterie sur l'Elbe. Son casque US M1 porte le marquage et l'insigne de la division

"Battle Battered" 69th Infantry Division

"The Fighting 69th" became the Division's motto after the troops passed their first combat test with flying colors - entering the front lines on February 11, 1945 and swiftly smashing through the vaunted Westwall, nicknamed the "Line Siegfried" by American and British troops.

  • "Battle Battered" 69th Infantry Division paint

    The paint used on this Battle Battered version is the same as our other helmets. This is an Olive Drab used by the US Army between 1936 and 1944. The insignia of the 69th Infantry Division is patinated like the rest of the Shell.

  • "Battle Battered" 69th Infantry Division 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" 69th Infantry Division chin strap

    Reproduction of patinated infantry helmet chinstraps. They are artificially worn and soiled to give a worn and aged appearance to this helmet of the 69th Infantry Division

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Antoine Rat

Gorgeous !!! I am satisfied with my purchase.

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