Italian Model 33 Helmet

  • World War II
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

The Fascist Armies of Benito Mussolini had adopted The French Adrian Helmet of WW I as the Standard issue of their military Forces. Wishing a more robust style in headgear protection, they would eventually design The Model 33 Helmet.
Made of one piece of semi-crimped steel, The Model 33 wore low on the skull -  this covered a great portion of the head. A leather liner was incorporated for adjustment to the individual user  (as well as provide some comfort). The Model 33 did not have a external cover. They were known to he painted Dark Green or Black. Either a single or multiple chinstrap was used to stabilize the helmet. Seen in wide use by the 1930s, they would continue to be produced until the Fascist Government fell in 1944.