Dai nippon War Part Four 3. The main part of the country is a serried rank of knife-edges mountain ridges north of Rangoon and Mandalay, covered in near-impenetrable rain forest. The country is split by three huge rivers, the Sittang, Salween and Irrawaddy. These provide highways into the inland during the dry season and even in the monsoon, but become massive barriers to movement when swollen by the torrential downpours of the monsoon. This lasted from mid-May to mid-October and turned the major rivers into inland seas, much of the country being flooded. All communications ran north-south with the rivers. There was a railway bridge across the Sittang, but the great Salween was not bridged.
The soldier on the right wears a helmet with a late model helmet net and elastic foliage band while the helmet on the soldier on the left exhibits common paint loss to the helmet rim. Few questions evoke so many opinions as this one often asked at shows, auctions, or online forums. In order to accurately deduce if a M1 helmet and liner are of WWII origin, it is important to know the basic manufacturing characteristics of the helmet and liner as new specification changes emerged.
Approximating dates according to stamps in WWII helmets cannot always be done as some are unreadable. The collector should take note that as new specifications came into being, older patterns were normally used up, inconjunction with the production of new specification models of any part of the helmet. So, it is normal for odd combinations such as a fiber liner with a herringbone suspension.
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History[ edit ] The M1 helmet was adopted in to replace the outdated M A1 “Kelly” helmet  after research was done in the s by Major Harold G. The M1 was phased out during the s in favor of the PASGT helmet ,  which offered increased ergonomics and ballistic protection. It should be noted that no distinction in nomenclature existed between wartime front seams so-called due to the location of the seam on the helmet’s brim and post war, or rear seam, shells in the United States Army supply system, hence World War II shells remained in use until the M1 was retired from service.
In Israeli service, reserve soldiers have used the M1 helmet in combat as late as Helmet covers and netting would be applied by covering the steel shell with the extra material tucked inside the shell and secured by inserting the liner. The outer shell cannot be worn by itself. Shell[ edit ] The shell of the M1 was changed mainly in silhouette, as seen from the side, from its World War II beginnings.
The rim edge of the shell has a crimped metal band running around it, which provides a clean edge. This is usually known as the “rim”. The metal band of the rim material has a seam where the ends of the strip meet. On the earliest shells the seam met at the front. This was moved to the back of the rim in ,[ citation needed ] when the rim went from being made of stainless steel to manganese steel.
On each side of the helmet there are stainless steel loops for the chinstrap. The shape of these fixtures is one of the most recognizable distinguishing factors between shells produced at different times.
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Introduced in and designed primarily as an anti-tank mine this particular example was manufactured in WW2 Japanese Aircraft Compass. Japanese aircraft instruments are amongst the most uncommon of WW2 aero collectables. This example, a compass was fitted to at least 6 different types The items included all his medals and a photo and this ‘all purpose’ No7 bayonet that was Original Signed Goebbels Portrait by Hoffman.
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The following items can be found on the A2Z Military Collectables website , with full descriptions, photographs and prices. This one is made of solid bronze and awarded to native bearers and servants; it has two clasps, the Tirah and the Punjab Frontier This medal is in excellent condition but all the naming has been erased; but both clasps are correctly attached and it comes on its original ribbon. A very fine medal, a superb gap filler.
Original American civil war period black leather ammunition pouch. It has been well used but remains in pretty good condition for its age.
M1 HELMET LINERS: Olivier Dorrell returns to guide us through an immensely important subject to collectors and re-enactors.
Here is a helmet that is not falling out of the trees. As we all know; F. Quist never actually stopped producing the M40 and switched production completely to the M42 helmet. M42 Quists are pretty rare and actually the majority of ones that I have seen over the years have been re-furbished post-war as civil defense. The liner is intact and sound with the exception of a mouse-chew on one of the fingers. Luckily; the little fellow didn’t stop for a while meal A good, solid example of a rare helmet.
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The items in this section are no longer available but this section has been created as a reference for fellow collectors. To see what I currently have for sale click the sub-category or Return to Catalog. German Red Cross Dagger with Frog. Nice looking German Red Cross Dagger with Frog with this example having some spotting to the bright blade and some rusting to the scabbard. This beauty was originally sold by well-respected Third Reich edged-weapons dealer and I will let his original description do the talking: The blade has the 2nd version Krebs scorpion maker mark.
The original buffer is intact. The black enamel painted scabbard is dent-free, with the mildest paint loss mostly towards the tip. The plated fittings on this whole sword show even patina. The upper scabbard fitting shows some burnishing to the background and is SS proofed. It’s secured by 2 dome-head screws. The grip has some paint wear and still looks good. The pommel nut has the correct cast runes in place.
The ferrule is nicely detailed with some fine hand enhancing to the leaves and acorns.
The M A1 helmet, adopted in , differed only in minor details. In , the M-1 “steel pot” helmet was adopted as a replacement in all the US armed services, although it did not become universal for at least another year. The new helmet was issued to the Marine Corps in the spring and early summer of
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If you would like us to send you an email whenever we add new stock please enter your email address below and click GO. The phrase basket-type hilts refers to a large group of hilts which provide a degree of protection to the hand and wrist. Basket-hilted swords have featured prominently among British military edged weapons over the past five centuries, from the Wars of the Roses in the mid fifteenth century to the period immediately after the second Boer War of the early twentieth century.
In setting out to give a full account of the hilt type, and the many variants within it, the first necessity has been to provide an appropriate terminology to employ in cataloguing and describing individual examples. The book, well illustrated with black and white illustrations, falls into several parts, dealing successively with general aspects of various hilt types and discussion of typological methodology, the three major groups of basket-hilted swords, the diverse group of incomplete basket hilts, ‘mortuary’ hilts, and hilts closely related to ‘mortuary’ hilts.
His large collection of British military swords may be seen at Brown University, donated by the author. The best book on British swords to be published for over a generation. Was born in in St. From – he studied in Vhuteine??
Price includes UK delivery. Superb image and great detail. Introduced to Sqaudron in it had a range of km. The fuze is complete with all its electronic componants and measures 40 H, 46 L, 33 W. It is made of alloy with a steel front plate and is VERY heavy.
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The product is already in the wishlist! We paint helmets as common as German M42s and U. If the helmet was worn between and , we can restore it. What Our Customer Said Jacob. I got the helmet yesterday, and was almost scared to open the box to see it. Would I be let down? This is a master piece. An awesome reproduction, from the simulated combat wear, to the heavy age in the paint, and decal, to the original liner and leather.
This is so much better than anything I expected, and well worth the wait. And also thanks for all of the other info such as factory werkes, and dating. This M42 Wehrmacht stalhelm is perfect in every way. Thanks again very much. You do great work!