Oanvänd (NOS) stridshjälm i kraftig stålkonstruktion från Warszawapaktens kalla krigets dagar.

Just denna gråa modellen tillverkades 1966-1989 för polska flygvapnet / flottan och användes ända fram till att Polen gick med i NATO 1999.
Även om hjälmen aldrig är använd så har den spår och märken från långtidsförvaring.
Storlek 55 men interiören kan justeras, modellen kan variera mellan wz.67 och wz.67/75 (se bild).

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Combat helmet wz. 67 – Polish steel helmet used by the Polish Armed Forces.

CONSTRUCTION HISTORY:
Work on a new steel helmet to replace the previously used wz. 50 , started at the Military Institute of Armament Technology in 1964. The construction team was led by Colonel MSc. Romuald Zimny. The helmet was officially adopted on April 21, 1967.

CONSTRUCTION:
The shape of the helmet is reminiscent of the pre-war wz. 31. The shell is pressed from a special steel sheet with a thickness of 1.4 mm. It has a slightly marked peak and a tiny brim.

INTERIOR OF THE HELMET wz.67/75
In wz. 67 there are three types of interior fittings. The first type is a interior used in wz. 50. The second (the most common) is mounted on a load-bearing element in the form of a metal rim. A leather belt cut into eight elongated leaves is attached to it. Each of them was sewn together at the end to create a tunnel. A shoelace is threaded through the tunnels, thus creating a kind of a hat. The fascia is attached to the shell with one screw located on the top of the helmet. Such a procedure significantly facilitates the replacement of the damaged facade, as well as its quick disassembly, which allows wearing the helmet directly on the fur cap in winter. The chin strap, made of leather, attaches directly to the shell. It is fastened with a metal buckle.

The third type of interior equipment was introduced in 1977. The new interior consists of a metal frame, a complex arrangement of straps and a leather "hammock". The hammock can be adjusted to suit any head size. The new fit allows the helmet to be held firmly on the back of the head so that it does not slip over the face, for example when crawling. Helmets with such equipment are designated as wz. 67/75.

PAINTING:
Initially, it was planned to paint the helmets with anti-reflective varnish "Salamandra", similarly to the helmets wz. 31, however, the idea was abandoned. Serial helmets were painted with smooth semi-matt varnish in two colors: green (for land forces) and gray-blue (for air forces , National Air Defense Forces , Navy and Coastal Defense units). The helmets were painted (or applied in the form of decals) with the sign of the eagle of the Land Forces or Air Forces. On helmets intended for WSWmarked accordingly. For the purpose of disguising the helmets wz. 67 are equipped with a masking net and a special face shield. In helmets for land forces, the mesh and cover were in khaki color, and in gray-blue helmets – in the same color. In winter, white covers were used.

• Very tough steel material
• Comfortable full leather inside
• Shock absorbent interior
• Adjustable leather Chinstrap
• Size: 55 (can be adjusted slightly with the interior)
• Weight: 1.8kg
• Content: Steel shell / Leather chin strap
• Colour: Grey

Please note that this is military surplus, therefore there may be small variations in model and color. May have visible traces from long-term storage.

• Condition: Never used / NOS (New Old Stock) (long-term stored in military storage)
• Manufacturer: Military surplus product
• Order Number: MF610511-55

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Original Surplus - Polish Armed Forces

The Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland (PolishSiły Zbrojne Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej, abbreviated SZ RP; popularly called Wojsko Polskie in Poland, abbreviated WP—roughly, the "Polish Military") are the national armed forces of the Republic of Poland. The name has been used since the early 19th century, but can also be applied to earlier periods. The Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland are the Wojska Lądowe (Polish Land Forces), Marynarka Wojenna (Polish Navy), Siły Powietrzne (Polish Air Forces), Wojska Specjalne (Polish Special Forces) and Wojska Obrony Terytorialnej (Polish Territorial Defence Force) which are under the command of the Ministerstwo Obrony Narodowej Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej (Ministry of National Defence of Poland). In 2022, Poland ranked 20th in the world in terms of military expenditures and was among the nine NATO member states that have maintained their military spending above the required 2% of annual GDP.  In accordance with the Homeland Defence Act, enacted as a response to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Poland plans to increase its active military personnel to over 300,000 by the end of 2023, and more than double its spending in 2023, with a projected budget of over US$30 billion.  Pursuant to the national security strategy of Poland, the supreme strategic goal of Poland's military forces is to ensure favourable and secure conditions for the realization of national interests by eliminating external and internal threats, reducing risks, rightly assessing undertaken challenges, and ably using existing opportunities. The Republic of Poland's main strategic goals in the area of defence include:
  • Ensuring the independence and sovereignty of the Republic of Poland, as well as its integrality and the inviolability of its borders
  • Defence and protection of all the citizens of the Republic of Poland
  • Creating conditions to ensure the continuity of the implementation of functions by public administration authorities and other entities competent in the area of national security, including entities responsible for running the economy and for other areas important for the life and security of its citizens
  • Creating conditions for the improvement of the state's national defence capabilities and ensuring defence readiness in allied structures
  • Developing partnership military cooperation with other states, especially neighbouring ones
  • Implementing commitments arising from Poland's NATO and European Union membership
  • Engaging in international crisis response operations led by NATO, the EU, the UN, and as a part of emergency coalitions.The List of Polish wars chronicles Polish military involvements since the year 972. The present armed forces trace their roots to the early 20th century, yet the history of Polish armed forces in their broadest sense stretches back much further. After the partitions of Poland, during the period from 1795 until 1918, Polish military was recreated several times during national insurrections that included the November Uprising of 1830, and the January Uprising in 1863, and the Napoleonic Wars that saw the formation of the Polish Legions in Italy. The Congress Poland, being part of the Russian Empire with a certain degree of autonomy, had a separate Polish army in the years 1815–1830, which was disbanded after the unsuccessful November Uprising. Large numbers of Poles also served in the armies of the partitioning powers, Russian EmpireAustria-Hungary and German Empire. During World War I, the Polish Legions were set up in Galicia, the southern part of Poland under Austrian occupation. They were both disbanded after the Central Powers failed to provide guarantees of Polish independence after the war. General Józef Haller, the commander of the Second Brigade of the Polish Legion, switched sides in late 1917, and via Murmansk took part of his troops to France, where he created the Blue Army. It was joined by several thousand Polish volunteers from the United States. It fought on the French front in 1917 and 1918. The Polish Army was recreated in 1918 from elements of the three separate Russian, Austro-Hungarian, and German armies, and armed with equipment left following World War I. The force expanded during the Polish–Soviet War of 1919–1922 to nearly 800,000 men, but then were reduced after peace was reestablished.
    President of Poland inspecting troops during the Armed Forces Day parade in Warsaw, 2007
    At the onset of World War II, on 1 September 1939 Nazi Germany invaded Poland. Polish forces were overwhelmed by the German attack in September 1939, which was followed on 17 September 1939 by an invasion by the Soviet Union. Some Polish forces escaped from the occupied country and joined Allied forces fighting in other theaters while those that remained in Poland splintered into guerilla units of the Armia Krajowa ("Home Army") and other partisan groups which fought in clandestine ways against the foreign occupiers. Thus, there were three threads to Polish armed forces from 1939; the Polish Armed Forces in the West, the Armia Krajowa and other resistance organizations fighting the Germans in Poland, and the Polish Armed Forces in the East, which later became the post-war communist Polish People's Army (LWP). Until the fall of communism, the army's prestige under communist rule continued to fall, as it was used by the government to resettle ethnic minorities immediately after the war (Operation Vistula), and to violently suppress opposition several times, during the 1956 Poznań protests, the 1970 Polish protests, and during martial law in Poland in 1981–1983. The LWP also took part in the suppressing of the 1968 democratization process of Czechoslovakia, commonly known as the Prague Spring. That same year Marshal of Poland Marian Spychalski was asked to replace Edward Ochab as chairman of the Council of State, and General Wojciech Jaruzelski, at that time the Chief of the General Staff, was named to replace him. Jaruzelski, a known Soviet loyalist, was put in place by the Soviets in order to ensure that a trusted group of officers was in control of one of the least trusted armies in the Warsaw Pact.
       
Original Surplus - Polish Armed Forces
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