Tuesday, February 20, 2024

German m.40 helmet manufacture

 Here's a short video showing the manufacture of German m.40 helmets:

(Not OSHA approved)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4jveoKtVCI




Sunday, February 4, 2024

Upgrading the Indian M74 combat helmet

 Go here to see the whole fascinating process of turning a not very good helmet into a much more attractive, not very good helmet.  It is interesting to note how extensively cyanoacrylate glue is used in this process.  Also noteworthy is how this major military materiel refurbishment program utilizes such small shops.
















The M74 is an ugly duckling of a helmet with a riddell suspension, velcro fastened two-point chinstrap, and a fiberglass shell with little ballistic value.  The "upgrade" to these helmets has mostly been cosmetic.

Using cottage-labor, India has refurbished an entire army's-worth of helmets, extending the life of the aged M74 well into the 21st century.






























































Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Season's greetings from the war room

 May you find helmet-sized boxes under your tree.



Happy holidays,


Mannie

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

A beginner's guide to German helmets of WWI - the video

I took a semester off and one of my resolutions of how to make best use of this time was to make a new helmet video.


I hope you find it of some use.