Helmet Steel Airborne Troop

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Paratroop Training in Netheravon, Britain, October 1942 TR178.jpg

The Helmet Steel Airborne Troop is a paratrooper helmet of British origin worn by Paratroopers and Airborne forces. It was introduced in WW2 and was issued to commonwealth countries in the post-1945 era up to the Falklands War.


The first prototype variant was used during the Bruneval raid, these came with a rubber padding found on the rear. The helmets were short lived and replaced by the MkI.

Mk I[edit]

First pattern, came with leather chinstraps and a fibre rim.

Mk II[edit]

Second pattern, came with the same leather chinstraps and a steel rim instead of the fibre rim.

Mk III[edit]

Third pattern, came with the 3 point webbing chinstrap. This variant was used after ww2 up to the Falklands war. It must be noted that some of the chinstraps were later used on the modern day kevlar para helmet.