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    Commercial helmet cover?

    Post by Philip on Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:09 am

    I got a helmet cover for free but I'm afraid it's commercial.




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    Post by nkomo on Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:23 pm

    Could be a commercial piece, BUT I have to ask myself why someone would go to all that trouble to make a commercial woodland cover when the real ones could be had for next to nothing. In my opinion, it looks to good to be commercial. Could be for a foreign military. PAttern looks reminiscent of the camo I've seen coming out of Croatia. Not 100% sure though.


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    Re: Commercial helmet cover?

    Post by Mercenary25 on Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:49 pm

    Looks like ones being sold in surplus stores. I think those are covers made for surplus?


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    Re: Commercial helmet cover?

    Post by AndrewA74 on Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:43 pm

    Mercenary25 wrote:Looks like ones being sold in surplus stores. I think those are covers made for surplus?
    Think about it. What surplus dealer would order helmet covers to put on your steel pot when genuine BDU helmet covers are around?
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    Re: Commercial helmet cover?

    Post by Philip on Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:14 am

    Europe's different than the US. Here's so much crap around...
    Thanks for your answers.


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    Re: Commercial helmet cover?

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:37 am

    Just a guess... could be Croat or Bosnian. What's the material like?

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    Post by Philip on Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:44 am

    Hi Steve,
    I guess it's a poly/cotton mix and it's very shiny.


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    Re: Commercial helmet cover?

    Post by Mercenary25 on Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:24 am

    AndrewA74 wrote:
    Mercenary25 wrote:Looks like ones being sold in surplus stores. I think those are covers made for surplus?
    Think about it. What surplus dealer would order helmet covers to put on your steel pot when genuine BDU helmet covers are around?
    Andrew

    Same thing for commercial LC-2 and few stuff. There's plenty of liquidationed stuff but yet, seemingly surplus stores usually carry commercial/ knock-off stuff.


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    Re: Commercial helmet cover?

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:40 pm

    Philip,

    Considering your geographic location, and the guess that the material is not 100% cotton, I'm going with the Bosnian or Croat guess. Seems pretty likely. More likely than it being commercial.

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    Post by kirov2007 on Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:38 pm

    Hi Philip

    well it`s used or new ?? here in Uruguay (Argentina and Chile have the same practice), it`s normal use the damaged pieces of clothes to do helmet covers.... for example: when our M73 pattern was introduced, 4 pannel covers with flaps for fix the cover between the helmet and liner were made; but as the supply chain was very slow on provide replacements, was a very common practice "make it" in the units with destroyed shirts. This last ones have a elastic on the border for fix it on the helmet and no holes for fix bush due to camo purposes. I have a military friend on the biggest air force base on Argentina (Cordoba) and they use tha same proceeding to replace the damaged covers, he sent me a "official cover" and one manufactured with the back of a shirt, and only the lack of such holes it`s the difference.

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    Re: Commercial helmet cover?

    Post by kirov2007 on Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:39 pm

    oh... I forget it: some units with good taylors make such holes, in perfect way !!

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    Re: Commercial helmet cover?

    Post by Philip on Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:50 pm

    Hi Jorge,
    It appears to be new.


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