Accession Number:

ADA954803

Title:

Investigation of Salvaged M1 Helmets

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

WATERTOWN ARSENAL LABS MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1945-08-23

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Investigation of groups of helmets containing various types of defects for the purpose of determining whether or not salvage is possible indicate that 1 No salvage should be attempted when helmets have been exposed to heat sufficiently intense to discolor the metal. 2 Dented helmets may be repaired without danger of increasing the susceptibility to service cracking when the dents are confined to the crown of the helmet. 3 Pin holes in the chin strap loop welds neither impair the strength of the weldment nor lower the ballistic resistance to caliber .45 bullets.

Subject Categories:

  • Ballistics
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE