Steel Helmet

Steel helmet – most commonly associated with the First World War, a British steel helmet was designed in 1915 and issued to the British Army the following year. Its purpose was to provide bullet proof protection for soldiers in combat. It was also known as the Mk I Brodie Helmet, the Tommy Helmet and the Tin Hat. A modified version of the steel helmet continued to be used during the Second World War (1939-1945) until it was replaced by the Mk III ‘Turtle’ steel helmet in 1944. This new shape of steel helmet allowed better protection to the sides of the wearer’s head.