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M-1 Helmet Shaping Operation I – Initial Draw

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M-1 Helmet Shaping Operation I – Initial Draw
M-1 Helmet Shaping Operation I
Initial Draw
The M-1 helmet was formed in a single pressing operation which yielded a 7-inch deep pot.

M-1 Helmet Shaping Operation II – Trimming Operation

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M-1 Helmet Shaping Operation II – Trimming Operation
M-1 Helmet Shaping Operation II – Trimming Operation
The Trimming operation removed the hold down left by the initial drawing operation and prepared the helmet for the spanking operation.

Big Red Ratings Extravaganza - M-1 Helmet Production Breakage Reviews

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Big Red Ratings Extravaganza - M-1 Helmet Production Breakage Reviews
Big Red Ratings Extravaganza
M-1 Helmet Production Breakage Reviews

M-1 Helmet Production Breakage X – “Nipping It In The Bud”

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M-1 Helmet Production Breakage X – “Nipping It In The Bud”
M-1 Helmet Production Breakage X
“Nipping It In The Bud”
All the necessary investigative and experimental development that should have taken place prior to the mass production of the helmet, had the urgent necessity of the war not warranted bypassing these steps, were conducted at this time in order to overcome the failings of the helmet’s design in combination with imposed criteria and limitations.

M-1 Helmet Production Breakage IX – Necessity and Limitations

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M-1 Helmet Production Breakage IX – Necessity and Limitations
M-1 Helmet Production Breakage IX
Necessity and Limitations
At the best of times Ordnance was losing approximately 3 out of every 10 helmets they procured and at the worst of times they were losing 4 to 5 out of every ten.