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Helmet Net, World War Two
Helmet Net, World War Two


 
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British Made and used by Americans, Brits, Canadians, and more

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  • Around half way through the Second World War, men decided they needed a way to look like they were wearing a bush on their heads.

    Enter: The helmet net. It helped reduce shine and softened the shape of the helmet a little bit. The biggest advantage was the ability to add foliage. The Americans stationed in England wound up getting a lot of these helmet nets somehow. They were so common that people thought these helmet nets were American for the longest time, but they're British! Canadians and every other nation using the Mk.II Steel helmet (the dish pan looking one) also used these nets.

    This particular batch of nets came out of Norway, where it was some sort of aid from the British government to help Norway rebuild their army after the war.

    They smell a little like they're 70 year old cotton, but they handle a wash just fine. You'll also have to stretch these to fit over a helmet since they shrank a little bit with the years. Cotton does that.

    They're designed for the British Mk.II helmet but will fit the Mk.III and Mk.IV just fine. Any helmet around that size will be fine. These will go on a US M1 Helmet, but it is an involved process and a pain in the rear to do, so be warned if you're buying this for your M1. It'll go on, but itll involve hot water and a second set of hands.

    Size is hard to describe given the variations in shrinkage, but they're all about 18" square when lightly stretched.

    Most of these are a mid to dark green (about the same as KG3 Blanco), but the odd bright green (close to KG103 Blanco) is in there too. Your choice as to which you get.


    Helmet(s) and stand are not included.