World War I, Helmets

World War I, Helmets

World War I helmet was better blast protection than new one – U.S. study

Biomedical engineers find that the French World War I 'Adrian' helmet performed better than modern designs in protecting from overhead blasts.

19.2.2020

Biomedical engineers find that the French World War I 'Adrian' helmet performed better than modern designs in protecting from overhead blasts.

Biomedical engineers find that the French World War I 'Adrian' helmet performed better than modern designs in protecting from overhead blasts.

WASHINGTON DC, USA – A helmet used by French soldiers in World War I provided better protection from overhead blasts than a modern American model, according to a US university study."Indeed, some historical helmets performed better in some respects," Op 't Eynde said.

, found that the French World War I"Adrian" helmet performed better than modern designs in protecting from overhead blasts.The tests were conducted on a dummy which was subjected to shock waves of varying strength approximating the blast of an artillery shell.

"The difference a simple crest or a wider brim can make in blast protection, shows just how important this line of research could be," Op 't Eynde said.

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