Adrian v. Modern helmets

ebeeby

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https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2020/02/14/WWI-era-helmets-as-good-for-shock-wave-protection-as-modern-versions/6001581712730/?sl=1
 

Peter_Suciu

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I don't know if I believe this research. I've spoken to many modern helmet makers and concussions are something they've all been working to address, so I find this surprising to say the least!
 

aicusv

Active member
Idon't think they were talking about actual concussions, but the effect of the blast shock wave. All I know about the new helmets is that they are a lot heavier than the old steel pot. I know of a few folks who have neck issues from the weight.
 
Talking about Adrian helmets, here is a recent acquisition - a good, although well used, Adrian helmet for an officer of the colonial troops. Nice brownish / mustard colour with the typical croissant badge attributed to colonial forces. Those were heavily involved in the combats of the Western front.

Not a common piece to come across in good untouched condition.

Best

Alex
 

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Peter_Suciu

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FoxNews quoted me on this one:
https://www.foxnews.com/science/wwi-helmets-protect-against-shock-waves-as-well-as-modern-helmets-scientists-discover
 

b.loree

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Very nice helmet, I have been tempted to add an Adrian to my collection on several occaisions. That custom woven leather chin strap is very cool. :thumb up:
 
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