PARATROOPER HELMET FIRST MODEL 1939/41
- € 4.400,00
Italian paratrooper helmet model 39/41, very rare version of the more common model 39/42, few were produced and most were converted into the model 42, completely or in part, replacing the padding of the first model and the chin strap ( not in this case) only the padding has been replaced, it can be assumed that in this case it is a transition model, the trace of the previous liner (internal rubber pad) can be seen inside the dome. The chinstrap has remained the original with a double-layer canvas nape, externally in waxed canvas and internally made of sturdy cotton fabric sewn on the chinstrap itself, between the two layers of canvas is sewn a rubber band to keep everything tightly fixed to the neck of the soldier. The chin strap as on the next model is in leather but wider, the buckle is the same as the second model. The helmet has a fairly old gray-green color scheme, the outer dome has a dark green over-color. The size is small maybe 55 or 56, missing the "star" rubber on the dome, the rivets / aerators are of the second model with slight edging. Original 100% WWII period.