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Mon Casque M1

"Battle Battered" ESB Captain

"Battle Battered" ESB Captain

Regular price $288.00 USD
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Liner

M1 helmet painted in the colors of a "Engineer Special Brigade" captain and distressed for an authentic, worn-in look.

*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
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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"Battle Battered" ESB Captain

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 invasion of Normandy (Omaha Beach) and remained there until Christmas Eve 1944. The 6th ESB moved to France on New Year's Day 1945 and remained there until redeploying 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 that year.

  • "Battle Battered" ESB Captain paint

    The paint used on this Battle Battered version is the same as our other helmets. It's an Olive Drab color used by the US Army between 1936 and 1944. The medical markings are also weathered to match the rest of the helmet.

  • "Battle Battered" ESB Captain texture

    The M1 infantry ESB helmet shell was coated with a cork texture that served both practical and aesthetic purposes. The texture broke up the soldier's silhouette and reduced sun glare, providing camouflage and protection. The cork is applied with the paint, making it an integral part of the helmet's design.

  • "Battle Battered" ESB Captain chin strap

    The M1 helmet's ESB chinstrap is a replica created by Mon Casque M1, featuring a woven strap that accurately resembles the original. Although the metal buckles used in the chinstrap were produced after the war, they still provide a secure fastening to the helmet and contribute to its durability.

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