Original Japanese WWII Late War Last Ditch Type 92 Army Combat Helmet with Liner and Chinstrap - Tetsubo

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is an very nice late war "last ditch" issue example of the classic Type 92 Tetsubo (鉄帽 - "steel cap"), also colloquially called the tetsukabuto ( 鉄 冑 "steel helmet") by troops. Towards the very end of the war, thinner steel was used, as well as simplified liners and chin straps. The vent holes were also omitted to save production time, and simple split pins were used to attach the liner, instead of the riveted on rings.

Features include:
- Original 5 point metal star to front.
- Complete simplified liner, with no padding underneath.
- Original tie down chinstrap, which looks to be made thin canvas
- Correct color original paint on interior and exterior.
- Shell retains about 90% of the original paint with no major dings or dents.
- Approximate size 7 1/4 (58cm).

This is a great chance to pick up a late war 'last ditch" example of the Japanese WWII Type 92 Tetsu-Bo helmet, with a complete liner and chin strap. These are getting harder to find in any condition on the market.
The Imperial Japanese Army was the official ground based armed force of Imperial Japan from 1871 to 1945. It was controlled by the Imperial Army General Staff Office and the Ministry of War, both of which were nominally subordinate to the Emperor of Japan as supreme commander of the army and the navy. Later an Inspectorate General of Military (Army) Aviation, became the third agency with oversight over the army. During wartime or national emergencies, the nominal command functions of the emperor would be centralized in an Imperial General Headquarters (IGHQ), an ad-hoc body consisting of the chief and vice chief of the Army General Staff, the minister of war, the chief and vice chief of the Naval General Staff, the inspector general of military aviation, and the inspector general of military training. The Japanese Type 92 (1932) Tetsubo, also colloquially called the tetsukabuto ("steel helmet") by troops, was a mainstay of the Imperial Japanese Army from its creation in 1932. It replaced the Japanese-made French Adrian helmets the armed forces had been using. Its construction from inferior chrome-molybdenum steel limited its ability to protect the wearer from gunfire or shrapnel.

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