Portuguese M940 steel helmet with 1963 fabric liner and chin-strap (Dagnas et. al., Casques Vol II., p. 262-3). These helmets were originally produced in 1940 by the armaments firm Braco de Prata, with a leather liner. Later, finding leather unsuitable for hot and humid climates, the liner was replaced by a canvas fabric liner and chin-strap. The original helmet was khaki-brown, although this one is army-green; with these changes in effect, it is possible that this helmet was used in a Portuguese colony, possibly Mozambique, whose armed struggle for independence began in 1963.
מילות מפתח: מיליטריה מיליטאריה כסדה פורטוגזית צבא פורטוגל