Americana: Farewell to the Wobble Pot?

Generations of G.I.s have learned to use the bowl-shaped M1 combat helmet as a hammer for tent stakes, a shaving basin and a stew pot —as well as, of course, a means of protection. But the old "wobble pot" is also literally a pain in the neck. It comes in only one size (with adjustable liner), feels like a ton (actual weight: 3 Ibs. 4 oz.) and a soldier has to hold it on when he runs. At last, relief is in sight. The U.S. Army Research and Development Command at Natick, Mass., is...

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