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#569 – Very Rare WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Shinyo (Kamikaze / Suicide Boats) Crew Members Steel Helmet

#569 – Very Rare WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Shinyo (Kamikaze / Suicide Boats) Crew Members Steel Helmet

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Very Rare WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Shinyo (Kamikaze / Suicide Boats) Crew Members Steel Helmet, good untouched example of the rarest of the Japanese steel helmets from WW2. The helmet is constructed from steel with a heavy armoured plate fitted to the front. The helmet retains much of its original battleship grey paint finish and has the remains of the Imperial Japanese navy anchor insignia. Helmet is complete with its original lather three pad liner system and long cloth chinstrap ties. Overall this is a very good example of a very rare helmet. The Shinyo suicide boats came into service in 1944. They were fast moving motorboats which were equipped with bow mounted explosives which would detonate on impact or by control of the single occupant of the boat. It is believed 6,197 Shinyo boats were produced for the Japanese navy, with 400 being shipped to the island of Okinawa and Formosa with the others remaining in harbours in Japan to defend against the invasion of the Japanese mainland. The suicide boats came under the Japanese Special Attack Units program.

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