|US M1 Helmet|
Worn on the battlefield by US soldiers in World War 2.
Standard issue in the US Military from the Second World War until 1985, the M1 Helmet saw action in Korea and Vietnam, and was adopted and cloned by many other countries long after its obsolescence in its country of origin. The M1 consisted of a fibre liner tucked inside a steel shell, the latter of which saw use as impromptu washing bowls and cooking pots. Considered to be one of the most successful military helmets of all time, the design remained relatively unchanged during its 40-year lifecycle.
Widely sought after by collectors, many militaries continue to use the M1 helmet to this day, while original World War II era helmets are becoming increasingly difficult to find.