Original U.S. WWII USAAF Bomber Crew M3 Steel FLAK Helmet - Complete Rigging
Original Item: Only One Available. Excellent condition complete hard to find USAAF WWII issue M3 Flak Helmet. World War Two American bomber crews in the skies over Europe needed something more than their leather flying helmets to provide them with shrapnel injuries, however it took a surprisingly long time for a new helmet to be developed and deployed to meet that need. Not until December of 1943 did the M3 reach the ETO, it was the first of three versions of the American flak helmet.
One of the most notable aspects of the M3 is its M1 profile; it's like the steel pot, but with hinged armored ear cups that were used to accommodate the headsets worn by the aircrews.
This example is offered in very good condition, complete with the suspension liner, chinstrap and felt cushions on the inside of the ear cups (so often missing or damaged). There is a bit of oxidation, expected on a helmet of this age, and some wear to the canvas, but overall this is a excellent opportunity to own a great example of this type of helmet.
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