1983 US Army M-1 Helmet Liner -
This is a United States Army helmet liner. As issued in 1983. This was one of the last of the
M-1 liners to be produced. At the same time the US Army was switching to the Kevlar helmet.
Most of the regular forces began to gradually eliminate the M-1 helmet. The national guard
and reserve forces continue to use the M-1 helmet for a few more years.
The design of the liner changed very little through the years. The same fiberglass material was
employed as in previous models. The suspension system dates back to the days of World War Two.
In some cases a back support was added.
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Stamping inside the helmet liner reads as follows:
NSN 8470-00 935-6843
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