These Masks Were Introduced In 1917 To Protect Tank Crews from Small Particles of Metal & Lead Paint Fragments.... Which Were Sent Flying Across The Inside of The Tank When It Came Under Fire. The Upper Section of Metal Construction Covered With Leather, The Eye Apertures Pierced With Horizontal Vision-Slits... Some Wear Consistent With Age..
A Very Rare & Interesting Piece of WW1 Memorabilia! The item "Ultra Rare WW1 Tank Crew Splatter Mask- Leather Chain Mail Trench War Vintage" is in sale since Sunday, September 8, 2019.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Other WWI Original Items". The seller is "brandsinvestigation" and is located in Halle. This item can be shipped worldwide.