RAC helmet

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Sergeant F. Beal of the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit talks to infantrymen of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry in 1945. Beal is wearing a RAC Mk1 helmet while the infantrymen wear Brodie helmets

The Royal Armoured Corps helmet is a combat helmet of British origin worn by Armoured Troops.[1] As with the similarly shaped HSAT, it was initially manufactured by Briggs Motor Bodies at Dagenham. It was introduced in WW2 and was issued to commonwealth countries in the post-1945 era up to the Falklands War. The RAC helmets came with the same suspension and liner from the Brodie helmets and later the elasticated suspension and liner from the MkIII helmet. Many were converted to use as a Paratrooper Helmet.

The RAC helmet is not to be confused with the tanker helmet or the Despatch rider helmet, which had the same shape.[1]



  1. ^ a b "Steel Helmet, Royal Armoured Corps pat. (with net)". Imperial War Museums. Retrieved August 29, 2016.