Original parachutist helmet liner -A- strap. Left side only. This is an original salvaged from a crushed Westinghouse helmet liner. This is the type that would have been secured under the liner's web cradle and is associated with late war paratrooper liners. Constructed from od7 webbing with wire formed buckle.
Condition is used. Webbing is solid overall with some wear and tear where the buckle tongue passed through. Upper folds are solid with intact reinforcing stitch on both ends. Some rust staining has formed where the rivet passed through. Good for a battle tested liner that is missing, or, has a badly damaged left side (this strap would rest against the wearer's left cheek).
These straps are a bit tough to find unattached to a helmet liner. We have a right side listed too, but it is not a perfect match, and comes from another liner.
*In 2005, we bought two dozen WWII airborne liners and a paper bag full of -A- straps. They had been found in the attic crawlspace of a Fire Station. The straps were loose because they had been unceremoniously torn from the liners. We rebuilt what liners we could and these are what is leftover from the lot.
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