Original Cold War European M1 Helmet Clone Lot - 6 Items

Item Description

 Original Items: Only One Lot of 6 Available. Original Items: Only One Set Available. This is a very nice collection of helmets from various time periods and countries. All helmets are complete with liners and are offered in great condition. This is a wonderful lot to pick up if you are looking to either start collecting helmets or are just wanting to add these really nice examples to your already existing ones.

The following 6 helmets are included in this lot:
- French Modèle 1951 Helmet: The Modèle 1951 helmet was a military helmet used by the French military (Army, Navy, Air Force and Gendarmerie), iconic of the Algerian War. It replaced a variety of helmets used during the Second World War, including the Adrian helmet, Modèle 1945 helmet and American-supplied M1 Helmet. The Modèle 1951 was designed to have the same general shape as the US M1 Helmet, in an effort towards standardization within NATO. The two differ in that the M1 has a longer visor and a more pronounced downwards slope on the sides. The M1 also has a nape strap while the Modèle 1951 does not.

- x3 Chilean M1 Helmets: All helmets are complete with what appears to be American produced helmet liners. 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.

- Polish Hełm Wz. 67 Steel Helmet: This helmet superseded the Hełm wz. 50, replacing all of the design except for the chin strap. The liner was not held in place by large spacers, but retained the basic "German style" design. The helmet was updated with a more modern liner in 1975, creating the Hełm Wz. 67/75.

- West German Luftschutz “Gladiator” Style Civil Defense Helmet: The helmet is white painted fiberglass and almost completely identical to the WWII German “Gladiator” helmets. Many countries around the world have civil defense organizations dedicated to protecting civilians from military attacks and providing rescue services after widespread disasters. In most countries, civil defense is a government-managed and often volunteer-staffed organization.

Towards the end of the Cold War, a number of civil defense organizations have been disbanded or mothballed (as in the case of the Royal Observer Corps in the United Kingdom and the United States civil defense), while others have changed their focuses into providing rescue services after natural disasters (as for the State Emergency Service in Australia).

All helmets come more than ready for further research and display!

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