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Who wore the first helmet & what was used as a helmet?

Asked by MajorVLoganathan, 23 Jun '09 08:51 am
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Yes. I spent some time on the Net and that is what you want us to do. I found some ineresting information which is more than what your questions has asked for but thought you might be interested in case it is new to you.Happy reading:
Helmets were among the newest forms of combat protection, and are known to have been worn by Romans, throughout the Middle Ages, and up to the end of the 1600s by many combatants. At that time, they were purely military equipment, protecting the head from cutting blows with swords, flying arrows, and low-velocity musketry. Some helmets, in order to protect the neck as well, have a sort of extension made of leather strips called pteruges, particularly common in the Middle East.

They were initially constructed from leather, and then bronze and iron during the Bronze and Iron Ages, but soon came to be made entirely from forged steel in many societies after about 950A.D. Military use of helmets declined after 1670, and rifled firearms ended their use by f ...more
Answered by gem mina, 24 Jun '09 08:11 am

 
  
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The first French helmets were bowl-shaped steel "skullcaps" worn under the cloth caps. However, these rudimentary helmets were soon replaced by the Model 1915 Adrian helmet, (designed by August-Louise Adrian).
Answered by RANJAN KARNAD, 23 Jun '09 08:57 am

 
  
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