WWII Inland Paratrooper M2 Helmet Liner
This is an original U.S. WWII Inland manufactured paratrooper helmet liner. Interestingly, Westinghouse was the only company that provided ready-to-use airborne helmet liners during the war; each of the 75,000 Inland produced airborne liners began their lives as infantry models and were later converted by the McCord Radiator & Manufacturing Co. prior to being issued. The liner features non-painted steel A-washers, original factory-installed khaki A-yokes, steel wire buckles, and brass sockets to accommodate the corresponding snaps on a shell's chinstrap. These features date the liner's production to 1943. The khaki suspension is fraying in a couple areas, but remains strong and intact overall. It has recently been outfitted with an original headband and neckband. The exterior's original factory finish is in excellent condition. This liner will display quite nicely when paired with an M2 "D-bail" helmet.