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WWII M36 Anti-Aircraft Battery Helmet -
This is a a fine example of a WWII anti-aircraft battery helmet. The front contains a leather bumper pad of brown color. The body of the helmet is an apple green color. The back has a flanged shape designed to protect the neck.

The sides of the helmet have been designed to be able to accommodate headphones. This helmet may also have been used by tanker crews.

This French helmet is hard to find.


The information provided here assists the militaria collector and general enthusiast answer the most commonly asked questions; What do I have? and How much is it worth?



Most modern military helmets saw their birth during World War One. The need to address the multitude of head wounds in the trenches was the foundation for the widespread development and deployment of helmets.

This section discusses several of the military helmets of the world.

The helmets from various armies came in a variety of designs. There were a large number of different types developed. In many cases the use of the spilled over into non-military applications such as police and civil defense. most of the helmets during WWI and WWII were constructed of a combination of metal and leather.

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The liner consists of six leather flaps that area attached together at the loose end via the use of a string. The leather is dyed black. A leather chin strap secures the helmet to the head of the soldier.



The author is not aware that this type of headgear is currently being reproduced. However, there is no guarantee that it is not. in many cases it is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this headgear. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.

If you have an interest is seeing other French military helmets, you can do so by going to our French Military headgear identification guide. Where we cover multiple pieces.


The value for the French WWII Helmets and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com . The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.

Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Value $800.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Availability Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare
Invest Grade A A A A A

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