The steel alloy (non magnetic) helmet retains a good portion of its original olive drab paint. This first pattern helmet, introduced in 1942 and distinguishable from later variants by the 25mm wide fibre band which encircles its rim, was worn until the end of the war by paratroopers, airborne and glider-borne units. Nice complete liner and chinstrap system. Nicely maker marked "BMB 1942" for Briggs Motor Bodies Ltd of Dagenham. Size marked 6 3/4. Rare helmet & nice!

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $2,250.00

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