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Development & Production Historical Series

The M-1 Helmet
A History of the U.S. M-1 Helmet in World War II

August 1996
ISBN 0-7643-0074-1

Hardcover 8.5" x 11" with 112 pages including 350 plus photographs
$39.95 from Schiffer Publishing

This book presents over seven years of research into the history of the M-1 helmet during World War II, and provides the most comprehensive examination of its development and production. All aspects of M-1 helmet production are covered including: the developmental background, the helmet body, the fiber liner, the plastic liner, the liner components, the parachutist helmet, helmet camouflage, helmet modifications, helmet paint schemes, and toy/work helmets. Every production helmet version is presented in full color photographs, including detail shots and production markings. Also included are World War II era photographs of the helmet samples, helmet production, and helmets worn in training or in action. Written and compiled by an engineer using only primary source material from the U.S. Military, the helmet contractors and engineering industry trade magazines of the period. This book is a valuable reference to both the historians and collectors.


Post-World War II M-1 Helmets
An Illustrated Study

December 1999
ISBN 0-7643-1033-X

Hardcover 8.5" x 11", 136 pages, 267 photographs, 31 line drawings
$39.95 from Schiffer Publishing

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Hayes-Stewart supplement

This book presents several years of research into the history of America's post-World War II M-1 Helmet. It provides the most comprehensive look into the research, development and production of the M-1 Helmet during this often overlooked period. All aspects of the M-1 Helmet are covered as well as associated research and development programs that impacted the helmet such as the Nylon Helmet Program. The book provides a detailed look at helmet production including the helmet body, cotton duck liner, Combat Helmet Liner, parachutist's helmets and camouflage helmet covers. The production history of every major manufacture is also provided. Every production helmet is covered with full color photographs, including detail shots and production markings. Also included are contract sheets, a contract number reference, military specification drawings and photos of helmet samples and helmet production.


The PASGT Helmet
An Illustrated Study of the U.S. Military's Current Issue Helmet

December 1999
ISBN 0-7643-1034-8

Softcover 8.5" x 11", 80 pages, 119 photographs, 20 line drawings
$19.95 from Schiffer Publishing

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This book presents the history of the U.S. military's current issue helmet - the PASGT("pass-get") Helmet - and provides the most comprehensive look into the research, development and production of the PASGT Helmet between 1971 and the present. All aspects of the PASGT Helmet are covered including the early research and development efforts that resulted in the final helmet design and construction. The book supplements coverage of the research and development period with several photographs of the various helmets. The book also provides a detailed look at helmet production including the ground troop's helmet, parachutist's helmet and helmet covers. The production history of every major manufacture is also provided. Every production helmet is covered with full color photographs, including detail shots and production markings. Also included are contract sheets, and military specification drawings.



Overview Historical Series

U.S. Combat Helmets of the 20th Century
Mass Production

September 1997
ISBN 0-7643-0357-0

Hardcover 8.5" x 11" with 108 pages including 250 plus photographs
$39.95 from Schiffer Publishing

This book represents nearly a decade of research into the history of U.S. production combat helmets, and provides the most comprehensive overview yet published. Covered are ground troops helmets, helmet covers, parachutist helmets, aircrew helmets and deck crew helmets as well as each helmets' many components. Detailed in the book are the M-1917, M-1917A1, M-1, M-2, M-1C, M-3, M-4, M-4A2, M-5, Mk. II and PASGT helmets. Every production helmet version is presented in full color photographs, including detail shots and production markings. Also included are period photographs of the helmet samples and selected military specification drawings. Written and compiled by an engineer using only primary source material from the U.S. Military, the helmet contractors and engineering industry trade magazines of the period. This book is a valuable reference to both the historians and collectors.



All books are published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd. and can be purchased from the publisher directly at:

Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
4880 Lower Valley Road
Atglen, PA 19310
Schifferbk@aol.com

Or they may be purchased online

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Amazon

The M-1 Helmet from www.amazon.com

Post-World War II M-1 Helmets from www.amazon.com

The PASGT Helmet from www.amazon.com

U.S. Combat Helmets of the 20th Century from www.amazon.com

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The M-1 Helmet from www.barnesandnoble.com

Post-World War II M-1 Helmets from www.barnesandnoble.com

The PASGT Helmet from www.barnesandnoble.com

U.S. Combat Helmets of the 20th Century from www.barnesandnoble.com



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