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Hell Is For Heroes - Starring The "Commando Helmet Net"
Filmed in 1962 a young Steve McQueen plays Pvt. Reese, an embittered soldier who has just been sent back to join a group of weary GIs of the 95th Infantry Division. They are unexpectedly......
British Manufactured “Commando Helmet Net”
This was a British manufactured net designed specifically for use with the M-1 helmet. It was made from cotton woven to form a ¾ x ½ inch rectangular pattern that was dyed a dark olive drab green.
Helmet Net Installation
Seven easy steps to help you get your Mk. 2 British helmet net to fit correctly on your M-1 helmet.
British Mk. 2 Helmet Net 1942 to August 1945
"The Mk. 2 net was so widely used by American troops during the Normandy D-Day landings that after the images of the landings were released to the American public, the M1 helmet depicted with the Mk. 2 net became synonymous with the WWII GI".
A Fresh Coat For A Fresh Start!
After a good cleaning, M-1 helmets of WWII were sent through an automated painting booth where they were painted inside and out with a flat Olive Drab Green.