Army & Navy - EQUIPMENT: Skull Saver

To the body armor developed for the Eighth Air Force (TIME, June 14) a new, lightweight protective helmet has been added. Like the flak suit, it is the invention of the Eighth's smart air surgeon, Brigadier General Malcolm Grow, for protection against low-velocity missiles: flak, spent bullets, metal torn loose by enemy gunnery.

Known as the M-4 (the standard tin hat for ground troops is the M-I), the steel-and-leather skull cap weighs but two pounds, compares in looks and comfort with the familiar football helmet.


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