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T-44 Neck Armor piece with M4 - Anti Flak Helmet / Modified


Paul Reijnders
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Paul Reijnders

For several years I was looking for this rare T-44 Neck Armor piece, used in combination
with the M4 - Anti Flak Helmet - Britisch made / Modified 1st type.
( It took me a while to find out the purpose for the extra male studs on the earcups ).
A few weeks ago I found one on eBay GB, the leather was removed b :( ut with some help
the restauration job is ready , see the result :rolleyes:

Regards, Paul

 

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Paul Reijnders

For several years I was looking for this rare T-44 Neck Armor piece, used in combination

with the M4 - Anti Flak Helmet - Britisch made / Modified 1st type.

( It took me a while to find out the purpose for the extra male studs on the earcups ).

A few weeks ago I found one on eBay GB, the leather was removed :( but with some help

the restauration job is ready , see the result :rolleyes:

 

Regards, Paul

 

attachicon.gifNeck Armour, Type T44 USAAF - 05 - kopie.JPG

 

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Thanks for reactions :rolleyes:

 

The male and female "Lift the Dot's" are still the original once.

The leather is from an old chair.

The inner stiching was the biggest problem because of the steel plates

 

Regards, Paul

 

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Very nice Paul, I am surprised that any of these survive. Excellent restoration. Leather covered M-4 flak helmet = rare; Leather covered M-4 modified to accept protective ear covers = very rare; leather covered modified protective ear covers = extremely rare; leather covered T-44 neck protection = unbelievably rare; the entire set = has to be a one of a kind ensemble, should be in a museum !!

 

Larry

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Very nice restoration of an extremely rare piece. Would love to see some pre-restoration picts as well.

 

Sweetings book has a decent picture of theses as well, though from only straight on.

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Paul...do you have any pics of how it looked pre-restoration?

 

Here are a few pictures from before the restoration.

I have a few pics from the one in the Imperial War Museum in London,

so I had the info I needed for the two small straps.

 

Regards, Paul

 

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I've never seen one of these before. That's a rare addition to a collection. Here's a pic of one, not sure if you've seen it. The caption refers to the whole contraption as a "Sullivan helmet".

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Today was a rainy day so I had time to make it looking better / "older".

I used polish paper and some shoe wax. I'am pleased with the result

 

Regards, Paul

 

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