Original U.S. WWII Vietnam War M1-C Paratrooper Helmet with Reversible Mitchell Camouflage Cover in Excellent Condition!
Original Item: Only One Available. This is an excellent example of a very clean Vietnam War M-1C Airborne Paratrooper’s Helmet. These are getting harder and harder to find as time goes on, especially in this condition!
This Vietnam War era M-1 helmet shell has a set of swivel (movable) chinstrap loops called bales and a stainless steel rim. These rims were both rust resistant and had non-magnetic qualities that reduced the chance of error readings when placed around certain sensitive equipment (such as a compass). This particular helmet shell dates to WWII, being of a mid war swivel bale variety. The helmet shows signs of being reconditioned in a military depot, which was common during the period.
The Mitchell pattern camouflage cover is in good condition and bears an early “FSN” stock number. The cover shows little wear, only from honest use and handling. It comes with an original foliage elastic helmet band that is in excellent condition as well.
The helmet liner is in good condition, and has the markings legible on the liner suspension, and bears a manufacturing date of 1967. The “U.S.” stamp on the chin strap is still visible as well. The rear nape strap is also intact, although the date is illegible.. The chin strap is intact, and also has extensions with snaps on the end, which secure the liner to the shell for paratrooper use.
This helmet is a fine example and still retains all of its original Vietnam War parts and paint. Comes ready to display in your collection!
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