Original US M1 "Steelpot" Helmet
Keterangan: - Post WW2 original
- Telah direpaint dengan warna Olive Drab dengan tekstur yang persis original
-Ready stock, stock terbatas
Price: IDR 175k free ongkir
Vietnam era M1 helmet liner marked for the 1775 MP co, part of the Michigan National Guard. It is a ww2 MSA liner with the grommet hole covered that has been decalled then glazed. It has never been inside a helmet before. I purchased this in Las Vegas, researched the guy, and visited his final resting place.
Returned to basics and made this 3rd pattern fiber liner from a Westinghouse liner base. Third pattern liners had the HBT webbing and studded chin strap attachments. Basic glues and techniques were used to achieve this look. I was getting too cute with my reproductions. Added a double-wire headband and a rayon nape for extra beauty. The liner was in terrible shape and it took lots of epoxy and grinder time to be usable. #m1helmet#armyhelmet#wwii#ww2#steelpot
A beautiful Vietnam era M1 helmet belonging to a US marine. This helmet has 100% original graffiti (shown better in the last few photos), which lists the army camps the soldier went to, and dates. The helmet was also worn in Panama in December of 1975. It is named, and I have covered his SSN. Liner is dated 1965, cover dated 1974. SOLD
Rick Rescorla in Vietnam and after: Cyril Richard Rescorla was born in England May 27 1939, he first joined the British army to become a paratrooper in 1956 and in the early 1960s was persuaded by an American friend to join the US army to go fight the communists in Vietnam. Taking part in one of the most famous battles of the war and later went on to save many lives during the attack on the World Trade Center that would take his life in 2001. As I said, he joined the British army in 1956 serving until 1960, training to become a paratrooper. From 1960 to 1963 he Served as a paramilitary police inspector in Northern Rhodesia. His experiences in Rhodesia made him a fierce anti communist. In 1963 his good friend Daniel J. Hill, an American soldier who had served with him in a later post in Rhodesia convinced Rescorla to join the US army and to fight in Vietnam. In 1963 he attended basic training at Fort dix then attended officer candidate school and airborne training at Fort Benning. Now a first lieutenant, he was a platoon leader in the 2nd battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry division. He was sent to Vietnam in 1965 taking part in Ia Drang valley battles and other campaigns early in the war. He’s mentioned in a few books describing him as both a tough soldier as well as a leader who calmed his men in the heat of battle by singing to them, something he would also do during 9/11. In Vietnam he would be awarded the silver star and the bronze star with an oak leaf cluster. After the war he returned to Britain and would be a police officer for a while eventually going back to the US becoming a security consultant for the World Trade Center after the 1993 bombing. On 9/11 he is credited of saving up to 2,700 lives. When the first announcement came over the PA system saying a plane had hit one of the towers and urging people to stay at their desks, he ignored the announcement grabbed his bullhorn and began ordering people to evacuate. In the stairwell he sang songs to the terrified people just as he sang to his men in Vietnam. After evacuating as many people as he could he was urged to leave as well. (Rest Of post in comments)
Pictured above, is an American M1 steel helmet. The M1 steel helmet was the successor to the M-1917A1 "Kelly" helmet. In WWI, the M-1917 helmet showed many flaws, one of them being the amount of cranial area protected. The M-1917 helmet was a short, high-sitting helmet that resembled a brimmed hat. Due to its circular shape and it's position on the wearer's head, it left much space on the wearer's head exposed to enemy fire and shrapnel. In the late 1930s, the US Military sought to fix this issue. The American helmet would have style with practicality. Thus, the M1 steel helmet was born.
The M1 steel helmet was a tall-domed, two piece, low-sitting steel helmet that was designed to provide more protection than it's predecessor without adding too much weight. If worn properly, the M1 steel helmet covered the lower forehead, ears, and upper neck of it's wearer. Much more than the M-1917 helmet which covered the lower forehead, upper ears, and the middle portion of the head of the wearer. Production for the M1 steel helmet began in mid 1941, but many didn't get the new helmet until 1942. It was a two piece helmet. It consisted of a steel shell and a separate liner that nested inside the shell. The liner contained suspension to provide comfort for the wearer. Early versions of the M1 helmet liner were made of compressed paper while the majority are made of a fiber glass material. The paper design was ditched due to complaints from soldiers and Marines in the Pacific that it fell apart in the wet conditions. The M1 helmet was a major success. It was used for the over 40 years, beginning in 1941 until production permanently ceased around 1985.
This particular M1 helmet dates to December 1943. It features a front seam (an early-mid late war feature where the rim band on the shell meets on the front), OD-7 colored chinstraps (beginning in 1943). All earlier helmets had OD-3 chinstraps. The liner is a Westinghouse manufactured fiber glass material liner (indicated in picture 7) with OD-3 suspension. The entire helmet has a reproduction leather liner chinstrap, head band, and nape strap. #historiansunion#history#usarmy#m1helmet