Collectienummer: 080113 Gebruikt: Navy, Marine
Typenaam: TALKER Kleur: groen
Land herkomst USA Materiaal: Staal
Land gebruikt: USA Inscripties: buitenkan: nr. 10
Periode gebruikt: 1942 > Bijzonderheden: komplete helm

The MkII "Talker" helmet was developed in 1942 for naval personnel, allowing communications headgear to be easily worn under the helmet. It was a very large and somewhat ungainly helmet to wear though it did serve its purpose very well. It was designed to accommodate wearing headphones for Radiomen or anyone using shipboard sound-powered phones. The Mk-2 was manufactured by the McCord Radiator Company in Detroit Michigan; the "Arsenal of Democracy. Its composition is non-magnetic Hadfield manganese steel. In addition to accommodating headphones, it also provided a great deal of protection to the wearer. The bowl is so wide it even provided some coverage to the shoulders of the sailor who was underneath it.