~ WW1 French Adrian M15 Helmet Shell ~
It bears the ‘RF’ French infantry grenade badge to the front.
~ Adrian helmet ~
The Adrian helmet (French: Casque Adrian) was an influential design of combat helmet originally produced for the French Army during World War I. Its original version, the M15, was the first standard helmet of the French Army and was designed when millions of French troops were engaged in trench warfare, and head wounds from the falling shrapnel generated by indirect fire became a frequent cause of battlefield casualties. Introduced in 1915, it was the first modern steel helmet and it served as the basic helmet of many armies well into the 1930s. Initially issued to infantry soldiers, in modified form they were also issued to cavalry and tank crews. A subsequent version, the M26, was used during World War II.
~ Condition ~
Please refer to the images for condition, there is no liner.
~ Dimensions ~
The helmet is 28 cm (11 inches) in length.