The French Army entered the first World War with only caps for headwear. They quickly found the need for steel helmets to reduce the casualty rate from head wounds. Within one year (1915) they produced the Adrian helmet. Compared to its German and British counterparts, the Adrian was made considerably lighter. Its main unique feature is the crest at the top - designed to deflect shrapnel from air burst rounds. Despite its odd appearance, this feature did what it was designed to do and has outperformed some modern helmets in studies. Many other countries adopted the Adrian with well in excess of 20 million made.
This replica is a copy of the First World War M15 design. Steel construction complete with French Army insignia on the front. Equipped with a basic adjustable leather chin strap and liner. Don't ruin an original - these replicas are ideal for reenactments of the First World War.
- Replica of French Adrian helmet
- Adjustable chin strap
- Steel shell with non-removable liner
- Leather & steel construction
Sizing: The head band width does not adjust - the height does however. It is possible to clamp them on your head by tightening the chin strap further but expect a bit of play when running around. We would recommend between a size 64-58cm head size with a fair amount of wriggle room.
Weight: Approx 0.85kg
Content: Steel shell / Leather inner liner & chin strap
Colour: Navy blue
Condition: New - Commercial New Product (Non-Military issue). If you want more information on our condition ratings, check out our condition guide