This is an original U.S. WWII Inland manufactured paratrooper helmet liner. Interestingly, Westinghouse was the only company which 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. Unfortunately, this liner's factory installed A-yokes have been cut, however remnants are still visible beneath the non-painted steel A-washers. The washers in combination with the brass sockets that accommodate the corresponding snaps on a shell's chinstrap date the liner's production to 1943. The khaki suspension is strong and intact. It comes with its original Philadelphia Leather Goods Co. manufactured headband and a recently installed khaki neckband, both of which also date to 1943. The exterior retains its original field repaint. This liner would display quite nicely in an M2 "D-bail" or an M1-C paratrooper helmet shell.

WWII Inland Paratrooper M2 M1-C Helmet Liner (Cut A-yokes)


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