WWII US helmet net reproduction.
Very distinctive netting of some units during second world war (see original photos) :
- 79th Infantry Division
- 42nd Infantry Division
- 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion (Operation Dragoon)
Original or repro nets are very hard to find.
You will receive a net identical to the one in photo.
⚠️ The helmet is not for sale!
⚠️ This net will only fit US M1 type helmets. We cannot assure it will fit a German Stahlhelm, a Japanese helmet, or any other kind of helmet.
⚠️ You can choose to receive your net white (natural color) or brown (aged). Select color option before ordering.
⚠️ If you buy a white/natural net and decide to dye it yourself, do not soak it in water or any other liquid solution. These nets are 100% cotton, and would shrink a lot.
Suggested method :
1 - Wrap your helmet in Cellophane / cling film, in order to protect the shell
2 - Install the net on the helmet (the cellophane is therefore between the shell and the net)
3 - Dye the net with the chosen dye solution (tea, walnut stain, mud…) using a sponge
4 - Let dry, leaving the net on the helmet. The net will not shrink as it dries.
5 - Once dry, remove the net, and the Cellophane.
6 - You can now reinstall the net. Size is perfect!