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Mon Casque M1

"Battle Battered" Engineer Special Brigade

"Battle Battered" Engineer Special Brigade

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The M1 helmet of the "Engineer Special Brigade" worn by the men who landed on Omaha Beach.

"Put 'Em Across"

The special engineer brigades were amphibious forces of the US Army developed during World War II. Originally designated Amphibious Engineer Brigades, the first four brigades were re-designated "ESB" in 1943.

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

1.4 kg

Materials

Helmet Shell: Steel
Chin Strap: Cotton
Hardware: Metal

Keep in mind

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

Size

The liner is one size fits all, but can be adjusted in depth and head circumference.

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Soldats du Engineer Special Brigade qui gardent une camp de prisonniers allemands.

"Battle Battered" Engineer Special Brigade

The 6th Engineer Special Brigade was formed from the HHC, 1116th Engineer Combat Group on May 15, 1944, in England. The brigade participated in the Normandy invasion (Omaha Beach) and remained in place until the eve of Christmas 1944. The 6th ESB established itself in France on New Year's Day 1945 and stayed there until its redeployment to the United States on July 14, 1945. The brigade arrived in the United States on July 23, 1945 and was inactivated at Camp Gordon Johnston on October 20 of the same year.

  • "Battle Battered" Engineer Special Brigade paint

    The paint used on this Battle Battered version is the same as on our other helmets. It's an Olive Drab tint used by the US Army between 1936 and 1944. The ESB markings are also worn down along with the rest of the shell.

  • "Battle Battered" Engineer Special Brigade texture

    The cork texture is crushed and aged to give a worn look to the helmet, which is a feature found on original US M1 helmets.

  • "Battle Battered" Engineer Special Brigade chin strap

    Reproduction of infantry heavy helmet chin straps, artificially worn and dirtied to give a used and aged look to this US M1 ESB helmet.

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Nic Rent
Très belle réalisation

La patine est magnifique. Une très belle pièce.

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Joseph

A gift for my grandfather. Very good quality

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