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Italian M33 Camo Artillery helmet

Italian M33 Camo Artillery helmet

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Italian M33 Camo helmet.

 

The stenciled insignia on the front indicate use within the artillery.

See last picture as reference(Described as an Artillery unit on the Eastern Front).

 

Helmet has a camouflage patten in two shades of green(light and dark). The paint is excellent with only some light signs of wear.

 

Leather liner is still soft, no damages, some soiling due to being worn.

 

Leather chin strap is still soft, no damages, full lenght.

 

As you all know Italy was part of the Axis nation and fought alongside the Germans, that's the reason this particular is posted in the German section as well.

 

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HISTORY

Originally the Italians had used the French Adrian style helmet during WWI and afterwards until they began development of their own helmets in the early 1930's with the introduction of the M31 helmet in 1931 which was to be the forerunner of the standard M33 Italian helmet of WWII. In 1933 a helmet designed by engineer Nicola Leszl was approved, manufactured and distributed and was utilized for the duration of the war with minor variations. The insignia was usually painted on through a stencil as apposed to being a decal.