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FRENCH HELMET ANATOMY AND CONSTRUCTION


The French helmets came in a variety of designs. The following is an analysis of one of those helmets. Detailed photographs and terminology are given to provide the enthusiast and collector with a better understanding of this fascinating aspect of militaria.

While the item discussed here may not be available for sale, you can see our inventory of French helmets that are by going to our web store.





The Ferench helmet has two very distinctive features. One of them is the curvature around the ear section. The other is the forehead leather pad.

A leather chin strap secures the helmet to the soldier. A metal buckle allows for adjustments.





The front of the helmet's liner has a metal bracket that provides extra support to hold the leather forehead section.





If you have an interest is seeing other French headgear, you can do so by going to our French helmets identification guide. Where we cover Army, Navy, Air Force and other organizations from various time periods.

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