M1 Helmet Liner - Jungle Camouflage - Complete - Reproduction
Reproduction of the Westinghouse Jungle Liner.
This liner was developed as part of a helmet camouflage program. Over 800,000 Westinghouse liners were camouflaged between 1942 and 1944. In 1944 the program was scrapped in favor of helmet netting, which the Quartermaster deemed more effective. 300,000 liners were painted back to their original olive drab color. This makes finding originals today quite difficult and expensive.
We feel like these are a very close representation of an original.
These liners have two web kit versions. One webbed with cotton hbt. The other with rayon. We have both. They are sold complete with a double-wire headband and hbt neckband. Also included is the flat-flip leather chinstrap. The rayon version will accept the snap-in headband, so if you have an original you can use it.
When purchasing, choose your version when adding to your shopping cart.
Understanding that all originals were made by Westinghouse, we can't possibly do the same. Therefore, we're using liners made by other concerns as they are available. As with all our helmet offerings, we use U.S. liners from WWII or the Korean War era. And, as a rule, we build liners from our best inventory.
We're excited to offer these to you and our hope is you will find them adequate until you can find a real one!
A word about helmet liners....
- Can I choose the liner manufacturer? No – and we aren’t being mean. We cannot accommodate this request. It's impossible to maintain an adequate stock of ALL liner manufacturers.
- Are all your liners from the WWII era? No. We also use postwar liners which are the same in shape and size as wartime liners.
- Do you use U.S. style liners made by other countries? No! Never!
- What is the condition of your liner stock? We take great pride in choosing what liners we're willing to restore. While minor defects can exist, such as; chips, hairline cracks or small punctures any liner that's too far gone is rejected.