ISraeli HSAT Paratrooper helmet variants
As was normal with the early Israeli Army, their equipment was largely made up of imported gear from other countries including their helmets. By the 1967 6 Day War through the mid 1970s, the preferred issue helmet for Israeli paratroopers was the WW2 British HSAT para helmet, or at least modified ones. British HSRAC and HSDR helmets were also converted into HSAT helmets by the Israelis with the addition of locally made rivets, chinstraps, and liners. This section will show examples of such helmets.
ISraeli HSDR Converted Helmet
This particular example started off as a British HSDR helmet made for dispatch rider, which had a leather and cloth liner. The Israelis removed them, riveted a locally made HSAT liner copy inside, three bails for an Israeli made 3 point chinstrap, and finally a pad in the dome. The helmet was then painted tan and had some sort of red mark painted at the top over a net. Variants such as these were worn directly alongside real HSAT helmets, most famously during the 6 Day War.