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.
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
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
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.