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    Argentinian M1 collection

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:41 pm

    Hi Guys.

    Here we have a classic example of the type of M1 ,worn by the Argentinian forces in the Falklands ( Malvinas) in 1982.

    These lids were modelled closely on the US M1,and are built in good qaulity materials.

    If anyone else has,these type of M1's in their collection I would love to see them.

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:43 pm







    This liner is a US,Firestone example used by the Forces in the falklands.
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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:47 pm




    This liner is Argentinian producecd, notice the green leather sweat band.
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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:55 pm




    These Argentinian M1's,have a distinctive, weld mark on the rim,which is a clue,when trying to work out if it's US issue or not.
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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:55 pm




    The colour and finish of the shell.
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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:57 pm




    This particular model, is an Airborne model.
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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:59 pm



    Front profile of the Airborne model.
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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:00 pm






    The liner of this Airborne model,is very similiar in design to the US M1c.
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    Post by kirov2007 on Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:47 am

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    Post by Easy Gee on Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:21 pm



    Hi Jorge.

    Thanks for replying to this thread,and I think your lid's are very cool,I particularly like the para model.

    I've checked mine and they are not marked FM, so thanks I didn't know they would have these markings, mine are named to the former owners though Smile


    Thanks again for your reply,and to the link....cool Wink
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    Post by kirov2007 on Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:42 am

    Normally the helmets manufactured on Argentina, are not marked... strange if you consider is not expensive or hard to do it... I don´t know.
    I have a thrid one, infantry model, quiet special, was from a colleague, he was on the seat of a C130 warming up motors to the trip to Puerto Argentino / Port Stanley; when an officer stop the plane and kick out the unit inside (Air Force Firefighters for the Airfield) and load the plana again with a AAA 20mm unit... the Air Force firefighters never were deployed... he send me his helmet a few weeks ago....
    Attached some pics I´ve collected on Internet:

    best regards

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    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:58 pm

    kirov2007 wrote:Normally the helmets manufactured on Argentina, are not marked... strange if you consider is not expensive or hard to do it... I don´t know.
    I have a thrid one, infantry model, quiet special, was from a colleague, he was on the seat of a C130 warming up motors to the trip to Puerto Argentino / Port Stanley; when an officer stop the plane and kick out the unit inside (Air Force Firefighters for the Airfield) and load the plana again with a AAA 20mm unit... the Air Force firefighters never were deployed... he send me his helmet a few weeks ago....
    Attached some pics I´ve collected on Internet:

    best regards

    Jorge


    Hi Jorge.

    It sounds like your colleague,had a lucky escape really,and I'm glad he made it through this conflict,it was good of him to donate his lid to you,my para lid was given to me by a mate, who was a medic during that conflict,I think he was glad to get rid of it,I think he wanted to forget,but I promised him I would look after it for him....let's hope it doesn't happen again Wink

    thanks again for looking and for your replies.....good one Smile

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