Web chinstraps replaced the standard leather chin cups and debuted on mid-1944 Westinghouse production jump helmets. Originally, these were produced with mustard-khaki HBT webbing, 5 eyelets on each side, and the slightly angled chin brace stitched to the suspension strap. Depending on the contour of the chin cup and shape of the individual’s chin, many found it more secure and comfortable to wear the strap inverted. Later versions were made with 4 eyelets, bar tacked chin braces, and OD7 webbing. These saw use in Market Garden, Varsity, and served well into the postwar era.
This reproduction is built with the correct light khaki Type I 9/16” HBT webbing. The distinctive box-stitched chin brace is superimposed on the strap as per originals. All stitching is strictly done with the correct heavy weight cotton cord.
Price: $26 (Special order item, not typically in stock. Email us to order)