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M15 adrian General's helmet?


Jools mckenna

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I bought this recently and after a bit of research found out it could be a WW1 french general's helmet!

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It seems like the stars were removed at some point.

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Just as reference, this is an example of one. 

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Looks to be a nice find! Over-painted, after the stars went, for re-issue? 

 

What is the corrugated material around the liner made of?

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If that shown in post 2 is the one currently on eBay (at a very high price!)  it is described as being of aluminium which is strange for a protective helmet?

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4 hours ago, PhilB said:

If that shown in post 2 is the one currently on eBay (at a very high price!)  it is described as being of aluminium which is strange for a protective helmet?

 

It's quite common to find privately purchased French helmets in either aluminium or light weight pasteboard or similar. They are usually referred to as parade helmets and (as per the Ebay example) usually have better quality liners and chinstraps, and are designed to be lighter and more comfortable when worn than the regular issue examples.

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5 hours ago, trajan said:

Looks to be a nice find! Over-painted, after the stars went, for re-issue? 

 

What is the corrugated material around the liner made of?

Thanks! Not sure what ever happened to the stars but your theory makes sense. All I know about it, is that was found at the Somme. (the corrugated metal is Aluminium.) 

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