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French WWI M15 Adrian Steel Helmet

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New Made Item: Named for General Adrian this was the first pattern steel helmet adopted for the French Infantry as standard issue in 1915. Constructed in four steel parts, peak, neck, bowl and comb each helmet offered in correct sky blue color. Comes with painted brass "Flaming Bomb" insignia helmet badge embossed "R.F." Complete with full leather liner and leather chinstrap.

Differing from the WW2 version constructed in two pieces only, bowl with integral peak and neck stamping and the added comb, these WW1 style Adrian Helmets have always been very hard to find. A great new made example of what is now a rare World War one Adrian Helmet.

FITS UP TO SIZE 7 5/8 US (61 cm)

The M15 Adrian helmet (French: Casque Adrian) was a combat helmet issued to the French Army during World War I. It was the first standard helmet of the French Army and was designed when millions of French troops were engaged in trench warfare, and head wounds from the falling shrapnel generated by the new technique of indirect fire became a frequent cause of battlefield casualties. Introduced in 1915, it was the first modern steel helmet and it served as the basic helmet of many armies well into the 1930s. Initially issued to infantry soldiers, in modified form they were also issued to cavalry and tank crews. A subsequent version, the M26, was used during World War II.

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