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WWII Photographers Modified M-1 Helmet, The T-14


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Does anyone on the USMF have one of these or more information or pictures on this style of modified "Photographers" helmet?

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Here is another photo I'll bet few helmet buffs have ever seen: http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/item_vie...p;x=15&y=31 . I stumbled across this one a few months ago.

Thanks for the link! As you can see, this appears to be a group of photographers(U.S. & Russian) having a discussion with the man who has one of these modified helmets. This was taken, according to the caption, when the 80th ID met up with the Russians in Austria. These photographer helmets were designed so that the photographer could flip up the front of his helmet so that he could take pictures and flip it back down so as to have the full frontal protection.

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Hello Bugme ;

 

You are looking for this type of M1 helmet ? ( T-14 photograhper helmet )

 

Kind regards , Paul

Thanks for showing us one that still in existence Paul! You are very fortunate to have one of these rare and sought after helmets! :thumbsup:

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Thanks for showing us one that still in existence Paul! You are very fortunate to have one of these rare and sought after helmets! :thumbsup:

 

Hello Scott ;

Thanks !! I know these are hard to find, but here is another one. This one was in the collection of Floyd Tubbs.

This helmet is posted in SteelPots , page 153 top right ( see also your PM )

Kind regards , Paul

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Any chance of a good shot of one of these with the front hinged upward? Any ideas if the liners were cut open as well? I’ve been meaning to make one of these for years, but these are the first photos I’ve seen of ones in collections that show enough detail.

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I wonder how they managed to provide support for the suspension with the hole in the liner.

 

Wasn't there a guy who made a monopod for his camera from a bayonet?

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The liner is cut just below the rivets so the suspension stayed intact.

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Ok, I thought so. The top photo looked like the suspension was 'pulled up' into the crown a little.

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Bringing an old one up just to say....it was better than this WWI incarnation:

 

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Bugme, I know you will want one of these in your collection, being as aesthetically pleasing as it is. :wacko:

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