Swiss M71 Helmet

The Swiss M71 helmet is a military helmet that was originally issued to Swiss land forces in the 1970s. Surprisingly, these steel helmets are still in use today as the Swiss military completes their transition to Kevlar® helmets. These adjustable helmets are perfect for reenactments, costumes, collections and much more.

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Each Swiss M71 helmet features a solid-steel construction and a coat of olive drab paint that has survived beautifully throughout the years. The unique texture of the helmet is not unlike the modified Swiss M18 helmets, which were created with paint that included a mixture of sawdust. The original leather liner remains intact and is adjustable for to most sizes. Being that these helmets were originally manufactured in the 1970s, the lack of modern materials and technology with respect to the liner is unsurprising. As such, the leather liner is adjusted by way of a cotton drawstring. Similarly, the leather chinstrap remains intact and is also fully adjustable for a number of different configurations. Each helmet comes with one alpenflage camouflage helmet cover. Alpenflage is the name collectors use for the Swiss TAZ 83 camouflage pattern – a six-color pattern similar to German Leibermuster camouflage.

The Swiss M71 helmet is perfect for:

- Swiss military enthusiasts

- Collectors

- Reenactments

- Costumes

- Paintball

- Much more…

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Overall Rating
Great Helmet
Review by Jonathan P
I received one of these as a gift and i was surprised at the quality and heft. Compared to my original German M40 helmet this Swiss M71 feels heavier in the hand but not on the head. The helmet is in awesome shape and is a unique piece of my collection
Overall Rating
Very nice.
Review by Jonathan
Was surprised by how nice the helmet was once I received it, it has a nice weight to it and comes with a nice helmet cover. The suspension is pretty nice and a soldiers name is written on the inside. Good price for a great product too!
Overall Rating
Great item
Review by Ron
I decided to use the old style Swiss camouflage pattern for when I play airsoft games. After awhile I thought something was missing and wanted a helmet to match the camo pattern. I was not disappointed.

This was one of the few sites where the helmet came with the cover which eliminated the hassle of ordering them separately.

Item is in good condition, fits well with some minor adjustments. The only downfall is the weight, after wearing it for several hours it does start to feel heavy but I have gotten used to it. Very durable, when I do get hit with an airsoft BB it makes an awesome "ting" sound.

Very unique item to complete my look. Very satisfied.
Overall Rating
Better than I expected
Review by Jonathan
Came in the perfect size, has a good weight to it, and I forgot that it would come with the helmet cover, so I got a nice surprise! Sits on my head perfectly, barely needed any adjusting, and the chin strap is quite nice and simple. Great price for such a great product.
Overall Rating
Cadillac of steel helmets.
Review by Manyclunkers
Ok I ordered one, I didn’t know why at the time and still don’t. However, as far as steel helmets are concerned this thing must have been the Cadillac of helmets in its day. The helmet features gauge steel, with leather suspension throughout, and featuring a quick release device. The helmet cover is interesting, it just kind of sits on top using metal clips that go under the bottom side to hold in place. The helmet cover system seemed kind of questionable when I first saw it, but it actually works very well. I really like my helmet; I just have to figure out what to do with it. Maybe I will use it when riding my bicycle, and give the other people on the bike path a reason to think I am crazy, that way they will leave me alone.

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