Object Title

Machine gunner's armour

Machine gunner's armour

Date

1916-1918

Object Number

III.960

Provenance

Transferred from the Imperial War Museum, 16 June 1919. Formerly IWM no. 2516.

Physical Description

It is made of silicon-nickel steel and consists of a breastplate to the bottom of which three articulated plates are attached by webbing straps to protect the abdomen.
The armour is supported by two curved plates over the shoulders and has no other fastening.
It is intended to be worn on the front or back of the body indifferently. Painted dark green.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: approx. 680 mm (26.8 in), width: 400 mm (15.7 in), depth: 275 mm (10.8 in) Weight: 8.85 kg (19 lb 4 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places Germany