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AAF M1 modified?


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Two helmets stand out, are they modified M1s or a variant of the flak helmet? 

the insignia on the helmet looks like an 8 ball with wings..

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I agree they are probably modified M1s but they are different from other field mods I've seen. Interesting photo.

 

Tom

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Radio Operator

That's an interesting photo, I agree that M1 on the far right is most likely a one off modification to better fit goggles. If (a big if) it was a prototype for a flak helmet I'd say it would a prototype M5 since it roughly has the same shape as it. Though depending on when this was taken you would expect to see a few M3 flak helmets since they were around before the M5 and any crew looking to use a steel helmet would probably want to use one that was built to accommodate flight gear. 

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I love this helmet Paul. You never cease to amaze me with the depth of your collection!

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huntssurplus

You just need the matching liner!


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