USM1 5th Infantry Division sawdust camouflage helmet set
Exceptional early USM1 fixed bale front seam helmet from the 5th Infantry Division. The helmet's exterior has received a camouflage coating of sawdust and green paint. This particular camouflage scheme is well know for this particular division. The 5th Infantry Divisional emblem « RED DIAMOND » is painted along the front over the camouflage coating. The exterior shows use with several areas of paint loss. Normal scuffs and scraps are present including wear around the rim. The photos below show great detail in the paint structure. The helmet retains its original early web straps with early brass hardware. The helmet comes with its original liner. Manufactured by FIRESTONE it is complete with all the interior suspension system. The liner retains its nice early green buckled chinstrap. This is a unique USM1 helmet !
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