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M-1 Helmet Fabrication III - Spanking Operation

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M-1 Helmet Fabrication III - Spanking Operation
M-1 Helmet Fabrication III - Spanking Operation
The spanking operation bent the visor of the helmet back down in the opposite direction of the initial draw.

Perspectives I - The Rest Of The Story

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Perspectives I - The Rest Of The Story
Perspectives I - The Rest Of The Story
How you choose to define your perspective on collecting will determine how the collecting community views you.

M-1 Helmet Production Breakage III - Understanding Why Helmets Cracked

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M-1 Helmet Production Breakage III - Understanding Why Helmets Cracked
M-1 Helmet Production Breakage III - Understanding Why Helmets Cracked
A brief review of how “residual stress” in a finished helmet body was affected by a combination of poor-quality steel, poor manufacturing habits and the design of the helmet.

Now That's Funny! VIII - Leatherneck Laughs

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Now That's Funny! VIII - Leatherneck Laughs
Now That's Funny! VIII - Leatherneck Laughs
Mema's Slip Cover

M-1 Helmet Production Breakage II - Identifying Helmet Cracks

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M-1 Helmet Production Breakage II - Identifying Helmet Cracks
M-1 Helmet Production Breakage II
Identifying Helmet Cracks
Most defective helmets were used or discarded depending on the severity of the defect.