South Africa MKII
This is my latest addition to my collection. It is a South African made MKII.
Several details on this helmet show it is a South African made MKII.
The method used to rivet the chin strap lugs to the helmet.
The three holes drilled in the back of the helmet.
There is no text stamped in the metal.
My wish for a South African MKII in its Original condition came true.
The liner is an original made by Jager-Rand in 1942
More pictures in South Africa MKII helmet 1 part 2
The picture above and below show the difference between the English made and South African made helmet.
The South African helmet is more round then the English made helmet.
Measured at the under site, over the rivets is 29,5cm
From front to back is 30cm
Over the rivets is 4,5cm
at the front and the back is 3cm
The English helmet:
Measured at the under site, over the rivets is 29cm
From front to back is 31cm
Over the rivets is 4cm
at the front and the back is 3,6cm
I found an interesting web-side telling more about this helmet: http://thebrodiehelmet.weebly.com/mkii---south-africa.html