Issued for use in the D-Day invasion of Europe in 1944: this is the next steel helmet pattern to be adopted by the British after the Dough Boy style of WWI. It saw regular use through Korea and the Falkland war. It is commonly referred to as the “turtle” helmet due to its protective shape. The rivets attaching the chinstrap were placed much lower on the shell than previous models which allowed the Mk IV to be utilized for carrying water. Helmet comes complete with steel bowl, original liner and original chin strap. Most helmets have 1950’s dates. These are 100% original and are becoming increasingly difficult to find. Used, but good condition.