Swiss M-71 Helmet

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    1stDivVet
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    Swiss M-71 Helmet

    Post by 1stDivVet on Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:05 am

    Often mis-identified as a Swiss Paratrooper helmet. These are close, but the suspension is diferent than the para model. This is the Model 71 helmet used by many Swiss ground forces.




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    Re: Swiss M-71 Helmet

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:18 am

    Actually, there is no such thing as a para model. That's because the Swiss don't have a para unit Smile (just small Special Forces). The one you're thinking of is the M48-62 used for mobile troops and it is widely (and incorrectly) referred to as "para". It was heavily influenced by the British "dispatch" helmet used by motorcycle riders. The M48-62 was largely phased out after the M71 came into widespread use.

    If you need a helmet cover I have several new and very good used condition available to hopefully match whatever size helmet you have. If you're interested, check the markings inside and see if you can pull a size number. It should be expressed in metric, such as 56-58 or something like that.

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    Re: Swiss M-71 Helmet

    Post by 1stDivVet on Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:29 am

    Steve,

    I sure could use one!! Either new or used will work! When ya got nothin, anything is an improvement. It's got a 55-56 stamped on the steel band the liner is part of. Is that it or should I keep lookin?

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    Re: Swiss M-71 Helmet

    Post by Bury_Dave on Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:03 am

    Very interesting. I think I'm going to look out for one of those M48-62 helmets Very Happy

    thanks for the info guys.

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    Re: Swiss M-71 Helmet

    Post by ripcord on Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:49 pm

    Have wanted an M71 helmet since my first Alpenflage set..

    Finally broke down and got a real beauty from Evin..

    This coincided with a care package from a dear friend and fellow forum member which contained some cool things including  some very welcome helmet covers, 2 of which I'd like to share..


                                                                                         


                                                                                        

                                                                                       



    2/3 of the helmet cover has obvious differences from the other 1/3 ...I really like this...


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    Re: Swiss M-71 Helmet

    Post by Ghoward2 on Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:55 pm

    ripcord wrote:
                                                                                         

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    Dang, consider me jealous about that TAZ 90 cover. All I have are hats! Though, I have three of them so that might equal it out a bit Very Happy

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