The early British Paratrooper Helmets were first introduced in 1942, firstly with the P Type Helmet and then the 'helmet, steel, airborne troops', HSAT.
In October 1942 the HSAT MkI was introduced to replace the first HSAT, with the most noticeable difference being the replacement of a rubber rim with a spot welded steel rim.
Our reproduction helmets feature the familiar steel shell with a fine texturing effect, adding to the authentic look and feel of the helmet. The rim of the helmet is also made from one piece of steel, as per the originals.
This Paratroopers helmet comes with a quality liner made from a thick leather. The inside of the liner is stamped with the size within a shield, flanked by a 1942 date. This date was chosen to suit the mid war use of the helmet. The BMB at the top of the stamp denotes Briggs Motor Bodies Ltd of Dagenham, who made helmets for the British Military until 1943.
To keep the helmet secure, there is a chin strap as part of the leather liner, and the helmets also come with small helmet pad which would have been glued to the inside of the helmet for a little bit of head comfort!
These helmets were designed to be worn when jumping out of a plane, and so had a tight fit to make sure they don't come off. If your paratrooper helmet doesn't sit neatly when you put it straight on, you can adjust it by unscrewing the liner and putting the screw back through a different hole like you would a belt.
Epic Militaria have worked hard to create a high-quality reproduction, and have been very excited to get these on our website.
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