Sth African Combat Helmets

Sth African #04 - The shell is an original WW2 South African (SA) manufactured version of the British MkII. The shells were made by the Transvaal Steel Pressing Syndicate. This particular example is not factory stamped with the year, as I have seen on others. The SA helmet design was based on the British Mk II but was more circular in shape. The front and rear rims are shorter than their counterparts with the sides being wider. Three holes are stamped in the rear rim, designed to accommodate a neck shade or flap. The chinstrap lugs are a square steel type and are riveted on to the shell. The actual loops for the chinstrap are similar to a Mk II Australian type where the loop is folded over the chinstrap end; one of the lugs on this helmet is a replacement of Mk III type. This shell cleaned up well with only minimal damage visible. The shell was stripped to bare metal, primed and painted in a ‘factory’ khaki-tan. The helmet liner is a replacement from Soldier of Fortune imported from Wales UK, it has a plastic frame with a vinyl type liner and shoe lace draw string. It is a head size 58 cm. The helmet has been fitted with a replacement spring/web type, khaki chinstrap with steel hardware. A khaki cam net has been fitted. $195 AUD
South African #05 - The shell is an original WW2 South African (SA) manufactured version of the British MkII. The shells were made by the Transvaal Steel Pressing Syndicate. This particular example is not date factory stamped with the year, as I have seen on others. The SA helmet design was based on the British Mk II but was more circular in shape. The front and rear rims are shorter than their counterparts with the sides being wider. Three holes are stamped in the rear rim, designed to accommodate a neck shade or flap. The chinstrap lugs are a square stainless-steel type and are riveted on to the shell. The actual loops for the chinstrap are similar to a Mk II Australian type where the loop is folded over the chinstrap end. This shell cleaned up well with very little damage visible. The shell was stripped to bare metal, primed and painted in a ‘factory’ brown with a textured outer. A slightly darker brown has also been applied to the outer to give a mottled effect. The helmet liner is a replacement from Soldier of Fortune imported from Wales UK, it has a plastic frame with a vinyl type liner and shoe lace draw string. It is a head size 58 cm. The helmet has been fitted with a replacement spring/web type, khaki chinstrap with steel hardware. An olive-drab cam net has been fitted. $195 AUD