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    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:33 pm

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    Hi Guy's.

    This I belive to be a Saudi M1 Helmet cover, there are no markings and it is made from a thinner/cheaper material than US type covers.

    Can anyone confirm this be Saudi ( or other Middle East country)


    Thanks in adavance.


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    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:34 pm

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    Closer shot of choc chip pattern and material Wink
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:42 pm

    Hmmm... I can't say. Helmet covers, however, are not a common thing for Middle Eastern steel helmets. They tend to just go with paint. I also don't know if the Saudies had 2 piece helmets during the 80s or 90s.

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    Post by helm40 on Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:45 am

    I have a Saudi cover very similar to this, but there is a little blue in the pattern. Porobably Saudi though.
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    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:44 pm

    CollectinSteve wrote:Hmmm... I can't say. Helmet covers, however, are not a common thing for Middle Eastern steel helmets. They tend to just go with paint. I also don't know if the Saudies had 2 piece helmets during the 80s or 90s.

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    Hi Steve.

    Thanks,I'm not too sure about this either ,I think it's possibly Saudi but not 100%,
    It maybe a repro, but as you know the US did'nt have these types at all.....the mystery deepens!!!!

    Thanks again.

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    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:49 pm

    helm40 wrote:I have a Saudi cover very similar to this, but there is a little blue in the pattern. Porobably Saudi though.
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    Hi Scott.

    Cheers,as in the previous post too Steve,really not 100% sure about this one,I've yet to see another like it,like you say probably Saudi, but the colouring is not quite right.....again the mystery deepens Exclamation

    Thanks for confirmation. Smile

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    Post by Easy Gee on Mon May 30, 2011 9:44 am

    Bit of a delay,but here is the cover on the lid. Rolling Eyes Laughing


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    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon May 30, 2011 1:05 pm

    Looks like that wear mark around the front was from the helmet liner chin strap?

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    Post by Easy Gee on Mon May 30, 2011 3:05 pm

    Hi Steve, yeah these marks have always confused me, they do not seem to line up with the rim of the lid, or anything else for that matter, but you might be be on to somthing here, I never thought of liner chinstraps causing this kind of rubbing.

    In all my years of experience of M1 lids , I've never seen this form of marking/rubbing before...complete mystery really, but that just adds more to this cover in my opinion Wink
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    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:09 am

    Werent this type of cover used by the US in the 80s?

    Remember as a kid buying those weekly magazines-cannot remember which now but on the back page was pics of some US exercise in a desert-Bright or Purple Star 81 or 82 with US troops wearing a similar cover?
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    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:40 am

    Gulf91 wrote:Werent this type of cover used by the US in the 80s?

    Remember as a kid buying those weekly magazines-cannot remember which now but on the back page was pics of some US exercise in a desert-Bright or Purple Star 81 or 82 with US troops wearing a similar cover?


    Rich ,there seems to be great divide on this subject, I originally posted this one on USMF, the debate continues I believe.........

    To this day I'm am trying to get concrete confirmation of this Bright Star cover usage Exclamation

    I'm with you on this theory too Wink
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    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:53 am

    There was a US Ebay seller a couple of weeks ago with some of these that he claimed came out of a US dated crate-for the life of me cannot find them again.
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    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:09 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:There was a US Ebay seller a couple of weeks ago with some of these that he claimed came out of a US dated crate-for the life of me cannot find them again.


    Yeah, there has been some confirmation over the years these might have been issued for US usage, I recall a few years back there was a US based collector who said he had stamped versions..like you can't remember where now!!!

    The guy I got the 3rd legion f1 off recently, had a lid for sale with one of these covers on it,in the description he claimed it was Iraqi Suspect
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    Post by Albano on Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:59 pm

    Don't forget that US supplied many things to Iraq in the 80's during Iran/Iraq border war. Those covers could be part of it.

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    Post by panzerwerk on Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:49 pm

    Bright star brings up a lot of questions for both the 6 color and the Night desert camo , Vets have told me there were BDU's in Night Desert but I have seen no proof , I have a M1 cover in Night Desert , but again no proof its the real deal , would be cool to see pictures !!!

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    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:51 pm

    Albano wrote:Don't forget that US supplied many things to Iraq in the 80's during Iran/Iraq border war. Those covers could be part of it.

    Best regards

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    Thanks for this info, you may be on to something there Wink
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    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:52 pm

    Cool/Amazing Night desert cover PW, never seen anything like this before, probably never will, thanks for posting this one up Wink
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    Post by panzerwerk on Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:57 pm

    Thanks , but the general consensus is its a fake , but neat all the same !!!
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    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:02 pm

    panzerwerk wrote:Thanks , but the general consensus is its a fake , but neat all the same !!!


    I assumed so too, but cool nevertheless!
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    Post by Gulf91 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:00 pm

    Now have 2 of these types of covers with both being slightly different in construction but no markings on either Twisted Evil
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    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:47 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:Now have 2 of these types of covers with both being slightly different in construction but no markings on either Twisted Evil


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    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:52 pm

    Will take some pics when I get a chance.
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    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:39 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:Will take some pics when I get a chance.


    Excellent,look forward to that, I have only ever seen one photo of a saudi troop wearing one of these covers,most ref pics they wear sand side out mitchells Very Happy
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    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:25 pm

    The most obvious difference between both covers is the large seam/join running down the side of one of the covers.

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:44 am

    Cool, thanks Gulf, I believe mine is pretty much the same as your top example,I have a couple more of these myself, I will dig them out and show them for further comparison if you like.

    Interesting difference especially the thicker seamed one Cool

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