DIM'S LIDS - Restored WWII Combat Helmets


I have been interested in military helmets ever since I can remember; even before, when six years old, a family friend gave me an Aussie helmet. A number of years ago I restored a couple of British helmets and here we are. Though I have a few nice keepers, it is all about restoring for me. I like looking for sad pieces and bringing them back to former glory. Selling a few provides resources to buy more projects. Please read the descriptions that accompany my helmet listings and let me know if you want more photos via my contact page.

These helmets were all issued to an individual, they were a personal item and probably all of them were worn on active service or in combat.

The helmets on this website are for sale so have a dig around, you might see something you like!

See USMC Ponchos page - Original WW2 examples!!

Pictured below are my most recent helmet additions.

British MkII - AA Gunner Malta
Brit Para - 1st Independent Parachute Brigade (Polish)
US M1 Front Seam - 29th Division NCO D-Day
Brit MkII - Sicilian campaign
Brit Para - MkII Camo
British MkII - Desert camo
US M1 Front Seam - Khaki camo pattern
US M1 Front Seam & Fixed Bales - Capt 2nd Ranger Battalion
British MkII - WW2 small mesh net
Italian Bersaglieri - 3rd Regiment
US M1 Front Seam - Cam pattern
German Luft "Tropenhelm" canvas type pith helmet
German "Tropenhelm" Canvas type Army Pith helmet
German "Tropenhelm" felt Army Pith helmet
British MkIII - 1944 dated
M5 Aircrew 'Flak' helmet US Army Air Corps
US M1 Front Seam - Standard GI Helmet
Israeli M1 Clone - IDF Zahal Cam Cover
German M18 Special Model (Ear Cut Out) - the real deal