BELBAT VI mannequin

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    BELBAT VI mannequin

    Post by belgium_one on Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:56 pm

    Hello

    belgian army sergeant of the "4e bataillon logistique" during the U.N. mission BELBAT VI in Eastern Slavonia (Croatia) march-aug 1994









    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j6W9AUhbc4

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    Belgian Mannequin

    Post by edstorey on Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:47 pm

    Nice mannequin!   Here is a rather poor quality photograph that I took of one of the Belgian gate guards at Beli Manastir, Croatia in the fall of 1993; I just wish I had had digital back then!


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    Belgian Sergeant-Major

    Post by edstorey on Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:34 pm

    Here is an image of a Belgian Sergeant-Major that I was taking a UN mine awareness course with in Zagreb.


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    Re: BELBAT VI mannequin

    Post by Wolverine on Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:02 pm

    Great photos Ed - is the helmet air force, or was it painted UN blue?

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    Post by edstorey on Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:36 pm

    Raoul was in the Army, so I am not sure where he got the helmet from.

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    Re: BELBAT VI mannequin

    Post by Wolverine on Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:14 pm

    It looks like UN blue painted over an army M51 shell with early roughly textured surface.

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    Re: BELBAT VI mannequin

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:27 pm

    Very nice display and great follow up pictures!

    edstorey wrote:Here is an image of a Belgian Sergeant-Major that I was taking a UN mine awareness course with in Zagreb.

    That must have been a short course. "Be aware there are mines everywhere and if you trigger one you'll regret it" Smile

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    Re: BELBAT VI mannequin

    Post by abefroman on Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:17 pm

    Wolverine wrote:It looks like UN blue painted over an army M51 shell with early roughly textured surface.

    Interesting. I always thought the blue Belgian helmets were Air Force.

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    Re: BELBAT VI mannequin

    Post by Wolverine on Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:43 pm

    They are, but there are two shades of blue - the air force helmets, which are very common, are sort of a robin's egg blue. The UN overpainted helmets are the darker traditional UN blue.

    And then to confuse things further, the earlier vintage air force helmets and liners (1950s-60s) are closer to slate grey.

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