Israeli used mkI helmets
Because of the large amounts of surplus helmets being issued to the Israeli Armed Forces during the War of Independence and after-especially by the British- some MKI Brodie helmets ended up in use by Israeli troops.
mki rimless brodie helmet
Surprisingly, some of the more uncommon variants of the MKI helmet fell into the use of Israeli forces, including this rimless WW1 era Brodie helmet. This particular one has seen some puzzling use. Judging by the Israeli produced liner and chinstrap, this helmet saw use up until at least the 1960's. What's most confusing is the Arab red cresent medical insignia painted on the front, which is not the standard Star of David Israeli medical insignia. With some help, the reasons for this have been narrowed down. In the past, Israeli medics would sometimes wear Arab medic insignia so the Arab armies would know they were medical personnel.