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J004967 (IJA) TROPICAL SUN HELMET.
Army enlisted issue helmet. Woven bamboo covered with light olive drab water-resistant, cotton drill cloth. The covering is comprised of six machine sewn pieces, meeting at the apex of the crown and sewn under a reinforcing band along its brim. A 20mm wide band, with a loop to its reverse, is horizontally sewn along the mid-point of the helmet. Above the band, to its forward seam line, is sewn a yellow machine woven Army pattern star insignia. To the interior, its medium green colored liner, in a looser weave material, mirrors the six-piece construction to the exterior. Small piece of lining material missing, no chinstrap. Both issue tags present. Nice, salty, worn and used example most probably a battlefield pick-up.
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