Irish Army Model 1927 Vickers Military Helmet
This is a scarce 1920’s Irish Army military helmet. They were based on the WW1 German military helmet but actually made in Northern Ireland by the firm of Vickers. They were actually of rather poor construction when compared to the German helmets and manufactured from a much thinner gauge of metal and consequently, most existing helmets are dented in some way. They were originally painted olive green but repainted white for civil defence use during WW2. This is the finish that remains on this helmet. Very strangely, most of these helmets were destroyed in the 1970’s when they were used as hard core during the construction of an Irish Army barracks. Complete with its original liner. Am currently selling another similar example.
Condition of the Helmet
In worn condition – looks to have been in storage for a long time.
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