Identify Helmet (possibly WW2 British)

What helmets did the British use in WW2?

The Mk III Helmet is a steel military combat helmet that was first developed for the British Army in 1941 by the Medical Research Council. First worn in combat by British and Canadian troops on D-Day, the Mk III and Mk IV were used alongside the Brodie helmet for the remainder of the Second World War.

What Colour were British WW2 helmets?

Physical description. Steel helmet Standard bowl-shaped MkII steel helmet, painted olive green. Internally the helmet features a black oilskin liner made of five tongues with a rubber pad to the crown.

When did the British stop using the turtle helmet?





The Mark V would continue to be worn by the British armed forces well into the 1980’s, until it was replaced by the modern Mark VI helmet.

Why is it called a Brodie helmet?

In September 1915 a design patented by John Brodie was selected as the British Army’s standard head protection. The design meant the helmet could be cut from a single sheet of steel, and then pressed to form a ‘soup bowl’ shape. This made the helmet stronger, and easier to produce.

How do you identify a ww2 helmet?

An alpha/numerical stamp is located on the lower inside front of the helmet where the helmet flares out to the rim. The stamp can be hard to see but can identify maker and approximate year of manufacture. These features are common to all WWII helmets and were never changed during the course of the war.

How can you tell if a ww2 German helmet is real?






Quote from video: The model 40 and the 42 versions are just a stamped vent in the liner etcetera.

What colour did British soldiers wear in WW2?

Khaki drab Battledress and “Battle Bowlers”, the iconic British helmet, are the trademarks of the WW2 British soldier, the “Tommy”.



What color was the Stahlhelm?

Troops were now equipped with highly enveloping steel helmets known as Stahlhelme, from the German Stahl (steel) and Helm (helmet). These helmets had wide smooth surfaces and were painted in “Feldgrau” (field grey) colour.

Why did the British Army stop wearing red?

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What helmets were used in WW2?

The M1 helmet is a combat helmet that was used by the U.S. military from World War II until 1985, when it was succeeded by the PASGT helmet. The M1 helmet has become an icon of the US military, with its design inspiring other militaries around the world.

What helmet did British paratroopers use?

The M76 Paratrooper helmet is a combat helmet of British origin issued to paratroopers and airborne forces of the British Army. The M76 helmet has been issued since the Falklands war, replacing the World War II era Helmet Steel Airborne Troop.

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