WW" US M-1 Fixed Bale Shell - Camouflaged
An original WW2 US M-1 Fixed Bale helmet shell with multiple layers of camouflage paint.
I chased this helmet around Europe after seeing it at a show circa 2010, it was picked up in Bastogne after the fighting and spend the best part of 65 years in a museum in Belgium before the complete collection was liquidated by the dealer i brought this helmet from.
What makes it special, it has multiple layers of paint, the NCO bar and yellow circle have been painted twice in slightly different locations.
I have always love the paintwork on this shell and after handling over 150 M-1 helmets this is the only one I have ever had with NCO markings.
Straight from The Overlord Collection.