Original Japanese WWII Type 90 Medic Helmet
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a decent example of the classic Japanese Type 90 Army Helmet known as Tetsubo, also colloquially called the tetsukabuto ("steel helmet") by Japanese troops. Features medic insignia painted on front and reverse, appears to be a mix of original and post war paint, with areas of bare metal exposed. Shell only, no liner or chin strap, original red primer paint found on inside of the shell. Priced to sell, a nice eye catching piece for any WWII collection.
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 Tetsubo, also colloquially called the tetsukabuto ("steel helmet") by troops, was a mainstay of the Imperial Japanese Army from its creation in 1932. Its construction from inferior chrome-molybdenum steel limited its ability to protect the wearer from gunfire or shrapnel.
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