This combat helmet, also known as the M1 helmet is from the United States Army of the United States Armed Forces. It was worn during World War II and is made of steel. It has a separate liner that contains the suspension system.
The M1 helmet was a steel combat helmet designed by Major Harold G. Sydenham in 1941 and replaced the popular Brodie helmet of World War I. It was nicknamed the steel pot due to its metal shell and it had an inner hardhat-like liner that contained the suspension system that allowed the wearer to adjust the helmet. The M1 was used until 1985 when it was replaced by the PASGT helmet.
Today, the military uses the Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH). It features a Kevlar shell that provides better protection from shrapnel, shell fragments, and bullets. The ACH also covers the ears and back of the neck better. Because of advancements in medical research, the inside boasts a shock-absorbing liner designed to prevent brain injury. The entire headwear weighs 2.4 pounds and has several advanced extras. The helmet’s front opening allows sunglasses and goggles to be worn for safety from the weather. Devices ranging from video cameras to night vision goggles can also be attached.
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