British Airborne WW2 MK1 Para Helmet. This helmet was to replace the earlier P type helmet
Originally made from Middle of 1942 most original helmets are dated 1942/43 and were officially issued from late 1942 to airborne soldiers.
The Mk1 helmet saw a lot use on D-Day with most photographs showing soldiers wearing the MK1 but on Operation Market Garden it was issued to troops from RAMC, Royal signals and most famously the polish Parachute Brigade who drop at Driel just outside Arhnem
- Steel shell.
- Rubber rim
- Helmet liner made from aluminium and leather sweat band.
- Cotton web head suspension
- Leather Chinstrap chinstrap with a leather chincup.
|7 = 56cm||7 1/4 = 58cm||7 1/2 = 60cm||7 3/4 = 62cm|