U.S. M-3 Flier's Anti-flak Helmet
This M-3 flier’s steel helmet was developed to protect U.S. aircrew members from enemy flak. Its design comes directly from the standard M-1 with modifications to the sides for wear over cloth or leather flight helmets. The suspension resembles the M-1 liner style but is attached directly to the shell. The helmet features use of the “swivel bale” chinstrap loops which are welded directly to the ear flaps. The Roman numeral “III” designation has unknown significance.
|United States||World War II|
|Flight Helmet||1943 — 1945|
|McCord Radiator and Manufacturing Company|