THE HELMET THREAD

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    Luxembourg Helmets

    Post by helm40 on Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:04 pm

    I have finally gotten around to posting the pics of my helmets from luxembourg. This first is of course Belgian manufactured, but an earlier model with medic paint. These all cam from the same source in Lux.
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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by helm40 on Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:05 pm

    the inside

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    Lux

    Post by helm40 on Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:06 pm

    This a helmet liner with the coat of arms on the front.

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by helm40 on Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:07 pm

    inside

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    Last Lux helmet

    Post by helm40 on Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:09 pm

    This is a later issue of course again Belgian. The cover is an older U.S
    . Pattern.

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by helm40 on Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:09 pm

    inside

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:46 am

    Nice helmets but are they Belgian or Danish?

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Easy Gee on Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:34 pm

    Helm , very nice M-51's and M-71 , love them all Mate, very cool. Cool Cool

    Gulf, if they are Danish they will have German or Austrian markings or in the rare cases US,who all supplied these liners.

    Belgium eary liners are always marked with ABL, the later 71 models can be a combination of ABL and Ulbrirchts...The Danes started producing their own liners in 63', and interestingly enough then supplied Norway, who then had a M1- Euro clone all of their own, which they called the M58... I am a M1 Euro- Clone geek as you can tell Laughing

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:53 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:Helm , very nice M-51's and M-71 , love them all Mate, very cool. Cool Cool

    Gulf, if they are Danish they will have German or Austrian markings or in the rare cases US,who all supplied these liners.

    Belgium eary liners are always marked with ABL, the later 71 models can be a combination of ABL and Ulbrirchts...The Danes started producing their own liners in 63', and interestingly enough then supplied Norway, who then had a M1- Euro clone all of their own, which they called the M58... I am a M1 Euro- Clone geek as you can tell Laughing

    The ones stamped US arent American but from memory Austrian.

    Reason i ask is that to my knowledge(limited i must add) that NO Belgian liners have the nape strap sewn in place-always with 4 pop studs unlike the completely sewn in and or 2 pop studs and sewn.

    These Nato M1s and liners are very very complicated as the Austrians made helmets for them selfs of course and exported/made shells and liners for other Nato countries as well.

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by helm40 on Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:49 pm

    I will check the manufacture of the Lux helmet when I get in from work this week.
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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:51 am

    Easy Gee wrote:Helm , very nice M-51's and M-71 , love them all Mate, very cool. Cool Cool

    Gulf, if they are Danish they will have German or Austrian markings or in the rare cases US,who all supplied these liners.

    Belgium eary liners are always marked with ABL, the later 71 models can be a combination of ABL and Ulbrirchts...The Danes started producing their own liners in 63', and interestingly enough then supplied Norway, who then had a M1- Euro clone all of their own, which they called the M58... I am a M1 Euro- Clone geek as you can tell Laughing

    Gary,at one time i owned almost 100 M1s of various countries but it got so complicated i sold the majority and no longer bother with the Nato ones at all.

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:14 am

    At last ive managed to source an early Daguet cover Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

    In some period pics ive seen as these early covers lack the rubber edge of the later types what was used on these as it doesnt look like a cut down inner tube-looks more rounded like for example so form of pipe/hose split down the middle?

    Helmet is dated 1988 and doesnt have that much denting to the crown unlike a lot ive seen Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

    The other cover is dated 1993.














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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:14 am

    Gulf91 wrote:
    Easy Gee wrote:Helm , very nice M-51's and M-71 , love them all Mate, very cool. Cool Cool

    Gulf, if they are Danish they will have German or Austrian markings or in the rare cases US,who all supplied these liners.

    Belgium eary liners are always marked with ABL, the later 71 models can be a combination of ABL and Ulbrirchts...The Danes started producing their own liners in 63', and interestingly enough then supplied Norway, who then had a M1- Euro clone all of their own, which they called the M58... I am a M1 Euro- Clone geek as you can tell Laughing

    The ones stamped US arent American but from memory Austrian.

    Reason i ask is that to my knowledge(limited i must add) that NO Belgian liners have the nape strap sewn in place-always with 4 pop studs unlike the completely sewn in and or 2 pop studs and sewn.

    These Nato M1s and liners are very very complicated as the Austrians made helmets for them selfs of course and exported/made shells and liners for other Nato countries as well.


    Very good point about Belgium liners having the nape strap sewn in, the Dutch did this with the early laminated liners but then switched back to the poppers version with the later green resin version, but then they used a head band with poppers on the front instead the clips used by all other nations????

    That's why I really like to collect Euro -Clone M1's, cos' they are so diverse!!

    When I get a chance I will post all my Euro clones up, and this may help to catagerise them all Wink

    Austria seemed to have the market on producing liners for most of Europe

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:15 am

    As before Rich, love your latest French F1..very cool daguet cover Cool

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    Troperntarn Cover.

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:24 am

    Hi Lid fans,A German Tropertarn or Wusterntarn for B826 Lid from my collection.






    Size but no other markings, so I can't date this one.


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    CADPAT Helmet Cover.

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:31 am

    Hi Lid fans.

    Here is a CADPAT cover for the CG634 Lid.

    Sadly I don't own a CG634 lid yet, so this cover is displayed on a French lid.







    First Pattern Cadpat( I think !!!)


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    K-pot Chemical Cover.

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:38 am

    Hi Lid fans.

    Here I have a K-Pot chemical protective cover, this looks like a shower cap to me, and is not exactly the most "stylish" cover ever produced.
    Issued for GW1 , and came from a reliable source...enjoy Wink



    This cover was

    Issued for GW1 , and came from a reliable source


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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:38 pm

    Nice Gary,still after one of those chemical covers and a snow/winter one for my Pasgts.

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:44 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:Nice Gary,still after one of those chemical covers and a snow/winter one for my Pasgts.


    Thanks for looking Rich, I got this Chemical Cover and obviously the Cadpat from a Mate in Canada, but like you I would'nt mind the Snow cover for one of my K-pots Wink

    I will ask him if he can source some for me and you Exclamation

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:48 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:
    Gulf91 wrote:Nice Gary,still after one of those chemical covers and a snow/winter one for my Pasgts.


    Thanks for looking Rich, I got this Chemical Cover and obviously the Cadpat from a Mate in Canada, but like you I would'nt mind the Snow cover for one of my K-pots Wink

    I will ask him if he can source some for me and you Exclamation

    Cheers,not crucial or urgent but with this addictive hobby i MUST now search for every different possible cover available Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Laughing Laughing

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:03 pm


    Cheers,not crucial or urgent but with this addictive hobby i MUST now search for every different possible cover available Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Laughing Laughing [/quote]



    lol! Rich I relate mate I really do!!!!!!

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    Iraqi M-80 helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:10 pm

    Here is an Iraqi M-80 Gulf War vintage helmet from my collection.

    I suspect this one was used by an Iraqi Republican Guard soldier judging by the painted on insignia...yet to be proven 100% though Wink


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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:18 pm

    I am trying not to get into modern stuff as such but as my addiction 1st stared with Headgear only i couldnt resist but gave myself a strict budget on one of these so what with the 100s of them on Ebay UK at the moment i bid on a few but was unlucky until now so am happy about that.

    Also from what i can gather from the Gentex website regarding the recalled helmets going by the batch number this ISNT one of them scratch

    Appears to be unissued but wonder if the black marker writing could be some clue?












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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:22 pm

    You would never think im not into modern stuff would you Shocked

    Believe it or not that in just over week i have gone from not owning a MK6a to now having 3 of the dammn things Crying or Very sad

    One unissued with manual,one with DPM cover,rubber band etc but this one is by far my favourite.

    Cannot make out what the patch is on the cover due to the choc chip scrim but will have to somehow or other try to peel a bit back to reveal it.

    NVG mount is off centre as the rear chinstrap attachment is in the way.
















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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:10 pm

    Hi Rich.

    Very cool ACH, all you need now is a cover and cateyes, and your good to go Mate...nice one, not sure what the markings are all about, not seen that before Cool

    And as before very cool Mk6a , I have always been a fan of these lids,( even though in use, it feels like ya heads in a vice) like the scrim netting and NVG....very cool Cool

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