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    Unidentified Helmet

    Post by AndrewA74 on Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:48 pm

    Hey guys,
    Can you ID this helmet for me please? It's made of hard plastic material that is clearish. The black markings are on both the front and back of helmet. There is foam on the inside of the helmet. There are four gromets on it as well, two on front, two on back.
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    Re: Unidentified Helmet

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:55 pm

    Reminds me of something, but can't quite put my finger on it.

    The four holes look like they might have been there to secure this to a shell of some sort. Since it appears it doesn't have its own chin strap I think that's a good bet.

    From the padding I'd say this was either a dispatch rider helmet or some sort of jump helmet.

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    Re: Unidentified Helmet

    Post by Mercenary25 on Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:02 pm

    I believe this is liner.


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    Re: Unidentified Helmet

    Post by nkomo on Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:12 pm

    It is some sort of Arabic dispatch rider or Airborne helmet.


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    Re: Unidentified Helmet

    Post by NinjaBreadMan on Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:26 pm

    nkomo wrote: It is some sort of Arabic dispatch rider or Airborne helmet.

    I would agree definatly looks airborne to me...

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    Re: Unidentified Helmet

    Post by AndrewA74 on Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:29 am

    Thanks guys but unfortunatly this one just can't be identified I guess.
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    Re: Unidentified Helmet

    Post by Flecktarn92 on Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:06 pm

    http://www.cascoscoleccion.com/japon/japtanq.htm

    I doubt this is the helmet but it looks really similar so maybe pop that website into a translator and you could work from there.

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    Re: Unidentified Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:13 pm

    Very interesting piece there Andrew...my guess ( like everyone else ) would be some sort of Airborne lid....

    Cool pick up either way...where'd you get it?

    Hope you find out what it's origins are Wink

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    Re: Unidentified Helmet

    Post by AndrewA74 on Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:33 pm

    Thanks for the tips. The man I bought it from is a collector and is also a carpenter. What probably happens is when he is doing the work, he offers people money for stuff in their attics and whatnot.
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    Re: Unidentified Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:50 pm

    AndrewA74 wrote:Thanks for the tips. The man I bought it from is a collector and is also a carpenter. What probably happens is when he is doing the work, he offers people money for stuff in their attics and whatnot.
    Andrew


    That's a cool way of picking up kit like this, it's a real mystery piece....I like lid's like this because of the prospect of lot's of research Wink

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    Re: Unidentified Helmet

    Post by Camo_fiend on Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:52 pm

    I know it probably isn't; but it reminds me of an old-school football helmet.


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    Re: Unidentified Helmet

    Post by AndrewA74 on Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:48 pm

    Camo_fiend wrote:I know it probably isn't; but it reminds me of an old-school football helmet.
    Well, most of the early Army jump helmets were modified football helmets.
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    Re: Unidentified Helmet

    Post by Camo_fiend on Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:03 am

    Hmmm... I did not know that. Maybe you're onto something here... Hope you find out what it is.


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    Re: Unidentified Helmet

    Post by jim on Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:31 pm

    The translation of the Arabic Numerals is 88. It is a student parachute helmet for jump course students and is almost certainly British in origin. These were made extensively for commonwealth and colonial armies during the 60's and 70's copied from the original British Army jump helmet and mass produced in glass fibre. This one is probably Jordanian, Trucial States (UAE) or Omani as these armies tended to stick with British Manufacturers into the 80's/90's. I stand to be corrected.

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    Re: Unidentified Helmet

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:58 pm

    Good to know! It appears parts of it are missing, such as the chin strap. Do you have a picture of a complete one Jim?

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    Re: Unidentified Helmet

    Post by AndrewA74 on Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:04 am

    Thanks for the info. Since it's not US, I'll probably be selling it here in the next little bit. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.
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