Helmet, leather tank helmet
- Catalogue number
- EQU 3911
- Display status
- IWM London
- Helmet: leather
- whole: Height 135 mm
- general: Depth 268 mm
- general: Width 124 mm
- Alternative Names
- FULL NAME: Helmet, leather tank helmet
- SIMPLE NAME: headdress: British
- Object Type
Issued to the first British tank crews in 1916 as a personal protection against head injury, the helmet was sometimes mistaken for German headgear when crews abandoned their vehicles in action (with often disastrous consequences for the wearers). Amongst tank crews headdress was often a matter of choice, therefore the standard Brodie pattern steel helmet was regularly worn as was the softer and more comfortable peaked service dress cap in place of the short-lived tank helmet.
Helmet helmet made of multi-panel brown leather sections riveted together with an internal leather sweatband.
Associated people and organisations
IWM Non Commercial Licence
The media for this item are free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. Video, sound and images can be embedded with the code we offer here, and images can also be downloaded.
By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © IWM (EQU 3911)