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    A few helmets

    Post by Antarmike on Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:48 am








    I hope I am correct to say the M71 is sing a French F1 type suspension?
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    Re: A few helmets

    Post by Wolverine on Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:32 am

    Yes, it is a French suspension.
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    Post by Antarmike on Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:54 am

    Unfortunately the UN painted  M51  on the right of second picture has Belgian liner (grey plastic) but some of the suspension parts where missing and I am temporarily using some US parts to complete but I am not proud of this liner so I left that out of the Photo.....

    the Brodie without the net has a tiny suspension, I am nowhere near being able to get it on my head, but it seems to fit many kids who turn up at shows, really cannot believe any Belgian Soldiers would have had a head that small!
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    Post by Wolverine on Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:23 am

    Is it UN paint, or just another shade of air force blue?
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    Post by Antarmike on Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:41 am

    Wolverine wrote:Is it UN paint, or just another shade of air force blue?
    The Matt pastel Blue helmet on the left is definitely Air Force. (and is the only colour on the shell.)

    The one I believe to be UN is paint applied over and earlier Olive green paint.  I was told it was NATO, and the fact that it is a repaint makes me think this was a hurried slap on to be ready for a UN deployment,  This paint is semi-gloss where the BRAF one is as I said Matt.

    The BRAF M51 has a matching colour Liner, The one I believe to be Un has a green liner to match the inside of the helmet.
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    Post by Wolverine on Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:12 pm

    Yes, if it is clearly painted over green, then it would most likely be UN paint.

    Air force helmets, especially late production ones from VDN or LS, are often stamped with the air force tall/broad arrow on the the inside front rim.
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    Post by Antarmike on Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:16 pm



    Only mark in the "UN" M51

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    Re: A few helmets

    Post by Wolverine on Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:18 pm

    It appears to be an army shell, little doubt.

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