Dating wwii helmetsi've heard that before, the biggest reason for doing away with the old school spiked helmets was that they were not actually metal, they were almost always leather or some form of compressed fabric, though supposedly they did try thin metal helmets due to the shortage of leather. soldiers wore cloth helmets any round fired at their head had a very good chance of penetrating the cloth helmet with enough force to kill said unlucky soldier. england stepped forward and provided a large number of helmets to.
MARK 1 BRODIEsection of the website provides a pictorial guide to the various helmets that were used by. original and very distinctive steel helmet adopted by great britain was designed and patented in 1915 by its inventor, john l brodie. to identify a ww1 british brodie steel helmet from a ww2 mk2 steel helmet.
medical evidence had confirmed the value of the shrapnel helmets as severe heads wounds had decreased amazingly, therefore production was urged to speed up, but prior to this, those helmets that had been evaluated under field conditions had highlighted some criticism, including that the paint finish was to shiny; the helmet was too round and shallow; the liner was slippery, and that the edge of the brim was sharp and could cause injury. increase when the men wore helmets instead of cloth caps? armies of the world have used helmets to protect their troops during combat.
last of the american combat helmets, which is currently in use, is known as. section of the website covers helmets that were used by the spanish army during wwii. march 1916, some 140,000 helmets (type ‘a’, ‘b’, and ‘war office’ pattern) had been issued to troops serving on the western front, but being as they were regarded as “trench stores” issue was very limited and there were not enough to enable soldiers to claim their own personal issue.