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    Current Para Helmet

    Post by loski on Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:36 pm

    Hi I just got this current issue para helmet in new condition for £50.00

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    Post by lammasulyon on Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:21 pm

    sweet as bro!!! love that khaki cover

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    Re: Current Para Helmet

    Post by Camo_fiend on Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:11 am

    Not a bad deal at all for a brand-new Para lid. Good score!


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    Re: Current Para Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:16 pm

    Graham you are a lucky so and so, £50 is a real bargain Mate...love the hessian and netting cover too Wink

    BTW- The Desert Dpm look's cool too, what is it a Windproof ?


    I've been in the market for one of these para lid's for a long time,just never seem to see one at the right price,so congrats on getting this one...if it was mine I would be tempted to put on a choc chip/ Brit net..and it would look well cool Mate.

    Congrats again Wink

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    Post by loski on Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:01 pm

    Thanks Guys the Desert is a S90 shirt
    They do crop up on ebay where i bought mine, at quite reasonable prices i bought this one cos it was size small

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    Re: Current Para Helmet

    Post by Mercenary25 on Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:24 pm

    MK-7 helmet? Does it have tan factory paint on it?


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    Re: Current Para Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:25 am

    Mercenary25 wrote:MK-7 helmet? Does it have tan factory paint on it?



    Mk-7 lids are only available in tan.

    But this is not a MK-7 it's a Parachustists Helmet!! Laughing

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:31 am

    loski wrote:Thanks Guys the Desert is a S90 shirt
    They do crop up on ebay where i bought mine, at quite reasonable prices i bought this one cos it was size small


    Graham,I've looked at the Camo print again,S90 of course...Windproofs were'nt issued in Gulf War 1 Embarassed Laughing

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    Re: Current Para Helmet

    Post by loski on Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:07 pm

    I dont know if MK7 helmets are available to purchase yet
    Just To Add picture of Para Pot without cover and net

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    Re: Current Para Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:59 pm

    I seen one or two on ebay ( could be the same seller !!) but if I recall ,it was something like £400 or close to that,unissued ..........way to pricey, I will bide my time and wait for one in my surplus shop!!!



    I got an unissued Mk6a, for £30,so I can't work why the Mk7 is so bloody pricey Wink

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    Post by loski on Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:08 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:I seen one or two on ebay ( could be the same seller !!) but if I recall ,it was something like £400 or close to that,unissued ..........way to pricey, I will bide my time and wait for one in my surplus shop!!!



    I got an unissued Mk6a, for £30,so I can't work why the Mk7 is so bloody pricey Wink

    Hi Gary Howzit
    I think the mk7s are pricy cos there are not a lot available,
    And cos they are shiny and new I know my wife dreads it when I get an attack of shiny kit syndrome Mmmmmmmmm MTP smock shiny oh bugger I think I coming down with an attack I gotta take a cold shower.

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    Re: Current Para Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:55 pm

    loski wrote:
    Easy Gee wrote:I seen one or two on ebay ( could be the same seller !!) but if I recall ,it was something like £400 or close to that,unissued ..........way to pricey, I will bide my time and wait for one in my surplus shop!!!



    I got an unissued Mk6a, for £30,so I can't work why the Mk7 is so bloody pricey Wink

    Hi Gary Howzit
    I think the mk7s are pricy cos there are not a lot available,
    And cos they are shiny and new I know my wife dreads it when I get an attack of shiny kit syndrome Mmmmmmmmm MTP smock shiny oh bugger I think I coming down with an attack I gotta take a cold shower.



    lol! I relate Graham,I really do......maybe we need to set up a Combat collectors Widow's forum...and at least they will get to discuss,how exasperating their husbands addictions are!!!!

    And I agree with the Mk7 issue, one day they will lose their exclusivity Wink

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    Post by loski on Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:54 pm

    I agree that is a good idea but do we want our partners getting together that sounds way too dangerous.
    On the Mk 7 front i will wait untill the price has fallen radically.
    My must have now that I have got the kevlar para pot is its older brother the mk2 steel para helmet to add to my growing collection of para pots.

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    Re: Current Para Helmet

    Post by loski on Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:22 am



    I decided to change the cover for a peice of transkei cammo fabric I had lying around and I must say I dont think it looks half bad.

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    Re: Current Para Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:24 pm

    loski wrote:I agree that is a good idea but do we want our partners getting together that sounds way too dangerous.
    On the Mk 7 front i will wait untill the price has fallen radically.
    My must have now that I have got the kevlar para pot is its older brother the mk2 steel para helmet to add to my growing collection of para pots.




    Laughing Yeah,good thinking about the forum..scrap that idea!!

    Ah yes, the Mk2 ..most exclusive ,not to mention very pricey...I nearly won one once on e-bay,I'm still gutted even now,that I got sniped at the last post..

    These lids are on my wish list,but I reckon I will be waiting a while Wink

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    Re: Current Para Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:27 pm

    loski wrote:

    I decided to change the cover for a peice of transkei cammo fabric I had lying around and I must say I dont think it looks half bad.



    Looks cool Graham, Para's are known to have worn Oz,and US choc chip covers on their lids,so this looks like this kind of "Para Ally " style...nice one Wink

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    Post by loski on Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:04 am





    Looks cool Graham, Para's are known to have worn Oz,and US choc chip covers on their lids,so this looks like this kind of "Para Ally " style...nice one Wink [/quote]
    hi Gary my thoughts exactly it is kinda para ally would look even better worn with a set of faded old school trops

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    Re: Current Para Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:04 am

    loski wrote:



    Looks cool Graham, Para's are known to have worn Oz,and US choc chip covers on their lids,so this looks like this kind of "Para Ally " style...nice one Wink
    hi Gary my thoughts exactly it is kinda para ally would look even better worn with a set of faded old school trops[/quote]


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    Re: Current Para Helmet

    Post by loski on Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:26 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:
    loski wrote:



    Looks cool Graham, Para's are known to have worn Oz,and US choc chip covers on their lids,so this looks like this kind of "Para Ally " style...nice one Wink
    hi Gary my thoughts exactly it is kinda para ally would look even better worn with a set of faded old school trops


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    Re: Current Para Helmet

    Post by ECW82 on Sat May 14, 2016 8:18 pm

    Great helmet.
    Here is my effort.
    Its brand new never worn.

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    Re: Current Para Helmet

    Post by loski on Sun May 15, 2016 6:50 am

    Hi David
    That is a nice Para helmet looks good with the MTP cover Bit if it was mine i would have removed the elastic from the cover and put a net over it more para ally but that's just me, But I like how you have slotted the ISAF patch under the scrim band. Mine was purchased new as well I think i paid £50.00 for it but that was a while back, It has gone through several evolutions this is the latest  DPM cover Home made net and some fabric scrim off a British army vehicle cammo net all held on by a piece of Land Rover inner tube topped off with a broad elastic band with reflective patches  


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    Re: Current Para Helmet

    Post by ECW82 on Tue May 17, 2016 2:06 pm

    Nice lid loski Very Happy

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    Re: Current Para Helmet

    Post by loski on Tue May 17, 2016 5:33 pm

    Why thank you kind sir

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    Re: Current Para Helmet

    Post by thunderchild on Thu May 19, 2016 4:52 pm

    Some great example's shown ,here is my para lightweight

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    Re: Current Para Helmet

    Post by loski on Thu May 19, 2016 5:09 pm



    Nice lid,
    lets see some more para pots to kick it off, here is my MkII para helmet it is a home build I made from a basket case RAC shell, A Soldier of fortune repo para liner  and a hand made chin strap.

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