Japanese Type 92 Helmet

  • World War II
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

The Type 92 Helmet (also known as "Tetsukabuto" or "Steel Helmet") was designed and issued in 1932. It would become the principle issue to the standard Imperial Japanese soldier. Made of a single piece of corrugated steel, it had a continuous brim crimp extending around the perimeter. It fit low on the head and provided adequate protection. Inside Liners were made of cork to provide some stability. Either a single or two-piece chinstrap provided stability. Type 92s also featured and attached (raised) metal Star, attached to the front. This was the symbol for The Imperial Army. Helmets are normally painted a Dark Green. The Type 92 also featured a cloth cover. Made of Bulan cloth, it was traditionally khaki or tan, in color. Placed over the exterior of the helmet, it wad held in place with a single fitted strap. A full color representation of a Star (Gold or Yellow), was stitched on the front.
The Japanese did not have a camouflaged system for it's soldiers. By way of improvisation, soldiers would cut sits into the liner to accommodate small leaved branches when needed.