Item:
ONSV1858

Original WWII British MKII Paratrooper Helmet with Net and Scrim

Regular price $1,195.00

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Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a nice example of the British WWII MkII Paratrooper helmet, as used by British and Canadian forces The MK II began to replace the MK I helmet in February of 1944. The MKII was not widely issued until September 1944, although some were used by the 6th Airborne Division during the Normandy Invasion in June, 1944. The MkII helmet saw widespread use when the Division fought at Arnhem during Operation Market Garden and was also issued to the Polish Parachute Brigade.

This wonderful rare example helmet's has some minor wear. The liner is nicely marked:

BMB
6 3/4
1944

 

BMB is the marking for  Briggs Motor Bodies Ltd., who also made Brodie and other helmets for the British war effort.

The chinstrap and leather cup are present and in great condition. The helmet retains about 99% of its outside paint. What makes this helmet truly exception are the net and camouflage scrim. The liner comes complete with all padding and suspension strap. Warman's World War II Collectibles price guide values this type of helmet as high as $1,700, but you will many times see them listed for over $2000.

This helmet is in excellent museum-quality condition, and would make an excellent addition to any collection.

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