Military History/M1 helmet


refutio wrote at 2013-01-07 05:27:12
the anchor stamped helmet straps were, as far as I can tell, a Vietnam era feature.  Many WW2 era helmets, with fixed bales and front seams, made several transitions and re-appeared in Korea,Vietnam, and between.  Without a photo for reference, numbers etched or stamped into helmets were most likely manufacturing numbers and/or "heat stamps".  I have five helmets in front of me with five different heat stamps.  Although there are many helpful clues to help a knowledgeable person date their militaria if it doesn't have a date on it, I find that rarely is an answer absolute.  Production of goods was affected by too many things, with materials overlapping models and color inconsistency and re-use of materials etc.  Gather as uch information as you can, compare and contrast, beware the item for sale and the expert.

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I can answer questions on World War Two weapons, tactics, and strategy. I can answer questions on Weapons systems and their development. I can answer guestions on Space exploration history. I am a World War 2 expert. I study Military Weapons Systems and the usage of those systems.


I work for Saint Petersburg College as a TRS or Technology resources specialist. I read 10 to 15 books a year on World War 2 and weapon systems. I also have a BA in History from USF.

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