WWII US Army Restored Original M2 Paratrooper Airborne Helmet D Bale Shell with Chinstraps
For the most authentic museum quality restored original M2 D bale paratrooper helmet shell for sale – look no further!
This is a totally restored original US WWII M1 helmet with chinstraps that has been converted to represent the rare M2 paratrooper model worn by the US Army airborne units during WWII. This M2 helmet conversion has been conducted with painstaking detail, such as the use of actual shuttle loomed 20/2 mercerized yarn olive drab #3 chinstrap webbing. All of which were made on the only functional original WWII era shuttle looms in existence.
At Top Pots, we are not "reproducing" WWII webbing... we are actually remaking it... on three WWII era Saurer Shuttle Looms with the original cams!
So, if you are looking for a US WWII D ring helmet with the most authentic Type II Mil-Spec 530 11 row weave chain-pattern chinstrap webbing, this is your helmet. This particular helmet represents the earlier model, which would have been used in combat operations such as the D Day jump into Normandy. This is simply the best WWII M2 helmet for re-enactors, air-soft clubs and collectors made exclusively by Top Pots.
This restored and converted original WWII M2 helmet is complete for sale as shown and includes the following
Original WWII era M2 helmet shell (FRONT SEAM… CONVERTED TO AN M2)
Correct FS34087 lustreless olive drab exterior paint
D Bale chinstrap loops
Paratrooper chinstraps (early war buckle with j hook attachment)
This is the finest restored US WWII M2 helmet available and would make a fine addition to any film production, collection, costume, display, re-enactment impression or special gift. For more information about further customization, difference between Grade I and Grade II liners and production / delivery times please visit our Helmet Production page.