Swiss M71 Helmet
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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Description / Swiss M71 Helmet
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
- Much more…
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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.