The M59/M85 is a Yugoslav Combat helmet. They were produced in 1958 and 1985 as the names suggest.
|Place of origin||Yugoslavia, Serbia, and Croatia|
|Used by||Yugoslav army, Serbian Army, Slovenian Armed Forces|
|Mass||2.2 kg (4.9 lb)|
The helmet's shape was based on Stahlhelm (M35) previously used by the Yugoslav army.
The helmets are made of Steel and have a partly leather liner and there are many covers for this helmet. One of the covers is a net-mask, which was used by Yugoslav marines. Furthermore, the helmets often had stars or Yugoslavian decals/stickers.
The M85 Is a more modern helmet and has a smaller rear/ear guard. Some M85 were made of Kevlar giving the wearer much more protection. These helmets were the main helmets of separatist fighters in the Yugoslav Wars.
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- Yugoslavia M59/85 at world-war-helmets.com