US WW2 M2 PARATROOPER HELMET .
AMERICAN WWII PARATROOPER HELMET REPRODUCTION
The M2 Helmet was used by American Paratroopers in WWII.
This helmet comes with jump liner, net, chin cup, leather M1 chin strap, original scrim and D-Bales typical of D-Day in Normandy.
This is our economy version of the M2 US paratrooper line of helmets.
The liner is American post-war style and the shell is post-war but it is the same as the US WWII shell with D-bales.
Worn by American soldiers in World War ll, this helmet was widely used by American Paratroopers. It is also commonly referred to as the M2 D-Bale Paratrooper Helmet, worn by many soldiers in Normandy on D-Day, and it is widely viewed as the most worn helmet during that time period. This lined helmet was worn by combat troops and parachute infantrymen alike but primarily issued to paratroopers. These helmets were fitted with liners, neckband, sweatband, chin cup and leather chin strap.
The rest of the US Army used the M-1 Helmet.The M-2 helmets had a modified wire for the chin strap that was D-shaped, leading some to refer to it as the D-bale‘. This modification was supposed to deter it from snapping off during a jump, but with as rare of a find as these M-2 helmets are, it may not have been a particularly helpful modification.