"Knights helmet" worn by female war photographer
Posted 26 September 2008 - 01:01 PM
Posted 26 September 2008 - 01:30 PM
The caption for that photo says "Miller wears a special helmet to accommodate her camera as a war correspondent in World War II."
Having that cutaway section would make it a lot easier to get your eye to the camera viewfinder.
That helmet is somewhat similar to this one as shown at http://www.nyc-techw...can_helmets.htm
American Model 8 Steel Helmet
This experimental helmet features a visor to protect the wearer's face almost completely. The manufacture of this helmet, the Model 8, was undertaken by Ford Motor Company in November 1918. About 1,300 helmets of this model were produced. It featured a three pad liner system similar to the one found in the Model 2.
Posted 26 September 2008 - 01:34 PM
I asked because I have never seen this helmet worn by any combat photographers I have seen pictures of. So it is my understanding that this was a prototype, not used widely.
Posted 26 September 2008 - 03:29 PM
Posted 26 September 2008 - 05:25 PM
Posted 27 September 2008 - 04:29 AM
Not an Army production or trial modl.
Posted 29 September 2008 - 06:27 AM
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