£17.11
  • RRP: £19.95
  • You Save: £2.84 (14%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Trade in your item
Get a £2.22
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Tin Hats to Composite Helmets: A Collector's Guide Hardcover – 15 Jul 2008


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover, 15 Jul 2008
"Please retry"
£17.11
£5.88 £5.68

Trade In Promotion


Frequently Bought Together

Tin Hats to Composite Helmets: A Collector's Guide + Camouflage Uniforms: International Combat Dress 1940-2010
Price For Both: £34.71

Buy the selected items together


Trade In this Item for up to £2.22
Trade in Tin Hats to Composite Helmets: A Collector's Guide for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £2.22, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd (15 July 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847970249
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847970244
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.7 x 29.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 296,879 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

About the Author

Martin J Brayley is a professkonal photographer and author, who is best known for his works on uniforms and militaria. He served in the armed forces for 24 years, and has a keen interest in all aspects of military history, particularly the uniforms and equipment of the 20th century, and is a dedicated military researcher and collector. Resident - Hampshire

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jose A. Garcia Sampedro on 19 Feb. 2009
Verified Purchase
A good book to see how combat helmets have evolved along the XX century.
Covers most countries and models, with enough information for being a good research tool.

Sure, those with years of experience in collecting helmets will think it's shallow and scarce.
Guess what? If you want to know everything about stahlhelms or M1s, go buy an specific book about them.
This one is for those who need general information on helmets, from 1900 to almost now. And is very good for that.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dragunov on 23 Jun. 2010
As with all material from this author it shines with the quality of pictures, image far superior to most similar titles. Not an erudite title but nonetheless an excellent study for serious or new collectors. It contains most of the helmets anyone would expect to come across while collecting. The one off rarities are not included, but pretty much everything else is. Images of helmets in use provide a great study tool in themselves, great pics of camo and equipment as well as helmets.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Verified Purchase
As a fairly recent collector of military helmets, this book has just the right level of detail. Very good reference book for the beginner.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By M. Wilson on 13 Feb. 2013
Verified Purchase
Due to the huge variety of helmets, they all get a bit of a once over lightly, but a very good overview.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 3 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
One excellent book for helmet collectors 18 April 2010
By Harry R. Rymer - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
I collect helmets and hats from World War 2. I've never have found a inexpensive book on helmets. One that would tell me all I wanted to know. Well I can stop my search. For I have found the book that tells me all I want to know. This tells me all I would ever need to know about European war helmets. If your a collector of helmets then this is the book you need.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
helmet book 24 Feb. 2010
By Douglas Woodworth - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
I've just started collecting military helmets. I found this book extremely useful, full of good information of much utility to the collector.
Not the Best Reference, But Not the Worst 1 April 2012
By Hueyman - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Tin Hats to Composite Helmets presents a specific field of military collecting and history in a manner that is satisfying for most purposes. Coverage is by country in alphabetical order, making it easy to find a specific group of helmets. Period images complement the contemporary shots of example helmets. In addition to the regular combat steel helmets found in most books on the subject, the author has sections on civil defense and limited production pieces. There is not great depth to any country or type, but it is a survey book and not intended to be comprehensive. Two things that annoyed me were the author's insistence that the US 1st Cav division is actually the 2nd Cav Div. and the omission of the Japanese WWII tankers' helmet, which is not too hard to locate to be photographed. In spite of that, I enjoyed the book and felt it worth my time and money.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know


Feedback