The move toward the new material is a significant step in U. The steel M1917 was the first standardized combat helmet of the U. military, and reflected trends in modern combat equipment that began in World War I. Howitzers and mortars of increasing size would dot the battlefields of Europe as manufacturing capabilities became more advanced and more capable of producing large and powerful guns.
As a consequence, soldiers were driven underground to escape murderous shrapnel and fragmentation from heavy timed shells.
The P-38 was an extremely simple, lightweight, multipurpose tool. Nice to have but damp resistant is a relative term.
In warfare, the simpler something is and the easier access it has, the more you’re going to use it. The P-38 is one of those tools you keep and never want to get rid of because you can use it as a screwdriver, knife, anything. Usually mush and useless if there is any sort of moisture in the air.
Used early on it had two straight chest pockets and exposed buttons on all closures.
The new helmet actually uses ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene, which allows for a 22 percent reduction in weight.
That could save soldiers up to 12 ounces of weight on their heads. The US military has come along way from the old Doughboy helmet of the First World War.
It has two chest bellows pockets and two lower bellows pockets.
There are three standard patterns1st Pattern: Manufactured from Poplin it had exposed buttons on angled pockets, jacket closure, shoulder loops, gas flap and side adjustment tabs.