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U.S. Army Football Helmet


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Hi,

 

I was wondering if I could get some help with this cool WWII U.S. Army football helmet I received.  

 

I think it's a legitimate example, but I'm having some difficulties determine what purposes this version was used for, and, how much it's worth?

 

I realize this is not the kind most associated with Airborne training, although I suppose it's possible these were used for that purpose as well?

 

Any comments are very much appreciated ! 

 

Thanks,

Steve Turner

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If I recall correctly, slightly modified football helmets were put to use post war for armored crews in lieu of the "M38's" that were no longer being produced. There was a gap filled with them between the end of production on the pre-war '38's until the later T-56 CVC style were finally fielded. Same reason why the "Euro-clone" tanker lids were utilized in Europe.

I used to have football helmet similar to this one, just not in the great condition with the suspension, lining.

Learn to ride hard, shoot straight, dance well and so live that you can, if necessary, look any man in the eye and tell him to go to Hell! US Cavalry Manual, 1923

 

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Here is one I acquired frpm an estate.The son had been an officer in a Parachute Field Artillery and died state side in an accident from what I discovered.

 

 

 

 

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Looks a bit different. I suppose there were a lot of football helmets made. Only provenance could pin it to early armor or, less likely, airborne use. Maybe the Army team used it.

Dave

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Thanks for the replies! 

 

I will be listing this example on my site, and wanted to be sure it was described properly.  

 

Much appreciated!

Steve

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