THE HELMET THREAD

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    Gulf91
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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:06 pm

    I was also going to add that the liner is fibreglass and not the usual European/Nato plastic-have seen some fibreglass type liners a while back but cannot remember what country they were from.

    I also agree that before Ebay made everything so cloak and dagger(to stop outside sales) that being able to contact winners etc was very handy indeed.

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Wolverine on Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:09 pm

    GregPickersgill wrote:
    Wolverine wrote:The liner appears to be green plastic, so it is probably some type of foreign clone. The chin-strap also looks to be a clone. I would guess that someone recognized it for what it was (ie, some obscure clone version of the M1), and bid accordingly.

    Well, they know more than I do then, and I'm usually pretty good on M1 clones. I was specifically looking for clues in that direction and found none. It certainly isn't one of the European M1s, nor is it obviously Japanese, Singaporean, or anything else I know about. But then there's always more... I remain keen to learn, so if anyone can suggest anything more I'd be delighted to know. Its the detective stories that keep helmet-collecting interesting.

    (The green plastic liner - which seems a very bright green - would usually imply a Danish-made Dansk Kunstoffindustrie liner, but neither the Danes nor Norwegians used that type of interleaved liner cradle, sticking with the original Riddel type of three loops tied with a bootlace or whatever).

    I agree, it is certainly not one of the typical Euro plastic liners - as austromunga suggested, it might well be fibre glass. The only other clue I see is that the writing on the suspension appears to be in the Latin alphabet, but even that is not clear.

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:58 am

    No expert on M1 shells so any help please would be great.

    Shell has original paintwork and corking and only a couple of shallow stress cracks. Is a front seam,swivel bale and has its original green Airborne chinstraps sewn in place so was wondering if late WW2 or more than likely Korean issue?

    Have tried everything other than removing or sanding the paint to reveal the heat stamp number but cannot make it out unfortunately.

    Many Thanks

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:21 am

    Would 1131F make sense as a heat stamp as that what it looks like?





















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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by thunderchild on Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:50 am

    nice m1 shell richard ,so the extended chinstraps would make this an airborne shell ,cool ,i reckon its late war judging by the shell profile ,here are a few ive not shared yet ,stahlhelm 2 m58 , czech vz 53,modernised  in UN blue late 1970's mig fighter jet helmet polish army maskpol 2000 with pantera cover

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by austromunga on Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:31 am

    Hey Thunderchild!!! superb display as usual..... that Polish set up rocks!!!!

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by thunderchild on Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:55 am

    cheers for the nice comments austro cheers

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:27 pm

    Love the Mig helmet,had my eyes on it if it was the same one Im thinking of but dont want to branch out into the aviation side of things as have more than enough bloody helmets as it is but was tempted!!

    The M1 has been Id,d by the heat stamp as a 1944 made shell with its original finish and more importantly its late war Airborne chinstraps so well chuffed with that.

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by thunderchild on Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:51 pm

    hi richard ,yes the mig helm probably was the same one and also had to call it a day branching out ,but as ive always wanted an example couldn't resist ,why im more drawn to soviet helmet's as opposed to nato i havent a clue but the majority of my helmet collection is soviet or warsaw pact ,read into that what you will Smile you scored really well with the m1 and glad you did ,imagine owning an original m1c you lucky so and so ,i had to make do with the nam version ,cherish it and also try to reunite with the correct liner ,nice one my friend

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:55 pm

    thunderchild wrote:hi richard ,yes the mig helm probably was the same one and also had to call it a day branching out ,but as ive always wanted an example couldn't resist ,why im more drawn to soviet helmet's as opposed to nato i havent a clue but the  majority of my helmet collection is soviet or warsaw pact ,read into that what you will Smile you scored really well with the m1 and glad you did ,imagine owning an original m1c you lucky so and so ,i had to make do with the nam version ,cherish it and also try to reunite with the correct liner ,nice one my friend  

    Would be nice one day to own a matching liner to go with it but am not holding out much hope!!!

    Yep,them Soviet helmets are pretty neat and somewhere(havent seen it it a very very long time)have a Soviet early 50s from memory leather flying helmet,similar to the WW2 types and nearly recently bought one of them high altitude spaceman type helmets but wasnt sure if complete or if a Chinese and not Soviet one.

    Dont have much if any interest in the aviation side of things but have over the years like yourself picked up a few bits and bobs and do have a nice RAF late 60s?,early 70s Pilots helmet that I must say do like.

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by thunderchild on Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:06 pm

    good stuff richard ,yes its nice to have a few favorites without totally committing to collecting the whole lot . the high allitutude sounds like a chinese version ,well going off what is on my favorite list anyroad ,but im sure worth a bid as it will be genuine and not just a copy knocked up in some back street

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:21 pm

    thunderchild wrote:good stuff richard ,yes  its nice to have a few favorites without totally committing to collecting the whole lot . the high allitutude sounds like a chinese version ,well going off what is on my favorite list anyroad ,but im sure worth a bid as it will be genuine and not just a copy knocked up in some back street  

    Passed on it as sure it was missing some bits,know thats part of the fun in hunting down bits,extras etc but wasnt for me. IF I saw another complete I probably would buy but not something Im actively on the look out for.

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:19 am

    Trying to thin down the helmet collection due to lack of space but when a bargain comes along,who can resist. Even though I already have a nice Vietnam M1C helmet,just bought another,UNISSUED mint condition,superb. Chinstrap buckle is anchor stamped and the T10 clips are painted green? Liner is dated 1968.

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:57 am

    Not at all happy with myself,trying due to space to drastically reduce the helmet collection and having been without a computer for 3 weeks or so thought that would help but alas,not. Have bought 10 new helmets in the last few weeks/month or so,why o why o why!!!

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:47 am

    Any ideas please what country used this?








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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Thibir on Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:26 pm

    Slovak army currently uses Rabintex RBH 303 AU (I don't know what that AU stands for but I would say it is just slightly modified version of the same helmet). Maybe we used also this model. But I doubt it was issued in Slovak army in 2006 as your helmet says.

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:30 pm

    Thibir wrote:Slovak army currently uses Rabintex RBH 303 AU (I don't know what that AU stands for but I would say it is just slightly modified version of the same helmet). Maybe we used also this model. But I doubt it was issued in Slovak army in 2006 as your helmet says.

    I have found that the Irish Army and the Australians use the 303 but on their labels after the 303 is either IE for Ireland and AU for Australia so not sure who would have been issued with mine.

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by loski on Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:03 am

    Gulf91 wrote:Any ideas please what country used this?








    Hi Gulf Israiel exports to quite a few countries yours could be one supplied to a prospective export customer as a sample for trials.

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:11 am

    loski wrote:
    Gulf91 wrote:Any ideas please what country used this?








    Hi Gulf Israiel exports to quite a few countries yours could be one supplied to a prospective export customer as a sample for trials.

    Thanks Graham.

    Guess a nice cover would finish it off.

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:11 am

    Quite rough as can be seen but still like it.

    Apologies for the upside down pics,Photobucket(should be called Photorubbish)will not allow me to rotate them.






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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:39 pm

    Combination of a poxy brand new camera and photobucket so sorry for the poor upside down pics.













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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:35 am

    A bit bizarre but anybody ever seen a helmet with a blue helmet net on it?

    Reason for asking as have just bought some bits and bobs and there was a blue helmet net amongst the stuff.

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