Mk II Infantry Helmet

Item

Title

Mk II Infantry Helmet

Description

MKII British Pattern Infantry Helmet. Metal helmet has been sprayed with a top coat of glossy olive drab paint over the original matte khaki green base coat. A black metal screw at the top of the bowl secures the black oil cloth liner and head band. The liner is stamped with, size 6 3/4, V.M.C. II 1942. Round rivets secure a khaki canvas elastic sprung chin strap with metal buckles. The helmet rim weld has a long overlap. Inside the helmet eight black rubber buffers support a head band with two rigid black compressed paper bands which are attached to a black rubber suspension crosspiece at the inner top and riveted to the headband all made of the same material, and secured by a single screw at the top of the helmet.

Date

1942

Identifier

984.x.1489

Medium

metal, paint, rubber, canvas, oil cloth

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