French F1 Helmet-1st Model with Desert Cover+Goggles.

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    French F1 Helmet-1st Model with Desert Cover+Goggles.

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:33 pm

    French F1 1st Model with Desert Cover+Goggles.

    Nice 1st model F1 with goggles and Desert Cover-cover is the later type and not correct for the helmet so am after an early desert cover if anything available.










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    Re: French F1 Helmet-1st Model with Desert Cover+Goggles.

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:35 pm


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    Re: French F1 Helmet-1st Model with Desert Cover+Goggles.

    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:02 pm

    Very Cool Richard ....I am a big fan of the French F1 models.

    BTW-These Lids with this style of cover were definetely worn in 2001 by the French Airforce ground crew/security in Iraq...just for your info Mate Wink

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    Re: French F1 Helmet-1st Model with Desert Cover+Goggles.

    Post by Gulf91 on Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:13 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:Very Cool Richard ....I am a big fan of the French F1 models.

    BTW-These Lids with this style of cover were definetely worn in 2001 by the French Airforce ground crew/security in Iraq...just for your info Mate Wink

    Cheers Gary,the 2nd type i take it with the different chinstrap?

    Just need that darned early Desert cover and ill be well happy Very Happy Very Happy

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    Re: French F1 Helmet-1st Model with Desert Cover+Goggles.

    Post by drmatz on Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:19 pm

    very neat helmet, looks great with the googles

    cheers

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    Re: French F1 Helmet-1st Model with Desert Cover+Goggles.

    Post by Gulf91 on Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:24 pm

    drmatz wrote:very neat helmet, looks great with the googles

    cheers

    Thanks,would have been even better if dated 1978 Wink Wink

    Not exactly sure what the reason/s were for changing the chinstrap design but on this particular helmet there is NO WAY on Earth i can adjust the chinstrap to fit properly no matter what i do unlike on the other F1 I have with the later velcro adjustable chinstrap-were the later chinstraps longer i wonder with more scope to adjust?


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    Re: French F1 Helmet-1st Model with Desert Cover+Goggles.

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:52 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:
    Easy Gee wrote:Very Cool Richard ....I am a big fan of the French F1 models.

    BTW-These Lids with this style of cover were definetely worn in 2001 by the French Airforce ground crew/security in Iraq...just for your info Mate Wink

    Cheers Gary,the 2nd type i take it with the different chinstrap?

    Just need that darned early Desert cover and ill be well happy Very Happy Very Happy


    Err yeah, definetely the 2nd model with snap out liner Laughing

    There's a seller on ebay who is selling a Daguet cover with drawstring fastening, but I reckon it's for a Spectra, if it was an F1 Gulf war dated version , I would have snapped it up already Wink

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    Re: French F1 Helmet-1st Model with Desert Cover+Goggles.

    Post by Gulf91 on Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:18 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:
    Gulf91 wrote:
    Easy Gee wrote:Very Cool Richard ....I am a big fan of the French F1 models.

    BTW-These Lids with this style of cover were definetely worn in 2001 by the French Airforce ground crew/security in Iraq...just for your info Mate Wink

    Cheers Gary,the 2nd type i take it with the different chinstrap?

    Just need that darned early Desert cover and ill be well happy Very Happy Very Happy


    Err yeah, definetely the 2nd model with snap out liner Laughing

    There's a seller on ebay who is selling a Daguet cover with drawstring fastening, but I reckon it's for a Spectra, if it was an F1 Gulf war dated version , I would have snapped it up already Wink

    How would you tell if its for a Spectra or F1 please Gary?

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    Re: French F1 Helmet-1st Model with Desert Cover+Goggles.

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:34 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:
    Easy Gee wrote:
    Gulf91 wrote:
    Easy Gee wrote:Very Cool Richard ....I am a big fan of the French F1 models.

    BTW-These Lids with this style of cover were definetely worn in 2001 by the French Airforce ground crew/security in Iraq...just for your info Mate Wink

    Cheers Gary,the 2nd type i take it with the different chinstrap?

    Just need that darned early Desert cover and ill be well happy Very Happy Very Happy


    Err yeah, definetely the 2nd model with snap out liner Laughing

    There's a seller on ebay who is selling a Daguet cover with drawstring fastening, but I reckon it's for a Spectra, if it was an F1 Gulf war dated version , I would have snapped it up already Wink

    How would you tell if its for a Spectra or F1 please Gary?


    AFAIK- The spectra lid covers are shaped to fit the rim, as the spectra has a "kpot" profile.

    As you know the F1 cover is fairly flat around the edge.And could be fitted back to front ( if you see what I mean) not so with a spectra cover as far as I am aware....if this makes sense good on ya Laughing

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    Re: French F1 Helmet-1st Model with Desert Cover+Goggles.

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:44 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:
    Gulf91 wrote:
    Easy Gee wrote:
    Gulf91 wrote:
    Easy Gee wrote:Very Cool Richard ....I am a big fan of the French F1 models.

    BTW-These Lids with this style of cover were definetely worn in 2001 by the French Airforce ground crew/security in Iraq...just for your info Mate Wink

    Cheers Gary,the 2nd type i take it with the different chinstrap?

    Just need that darned early Desert cover and ill be well happy Very Happy Very Happy


    Err yeah, definetely the 2nd model with snap out liner Laughing

    There's a seller on ebay who is selling a Daguet cover with drawstring fastening, but I reckon it's for a Spectra, if it was an F1 Gulf war dated version , I would have snapped it up already Wink

    How would you tell if its for a Spectra or F1 please Gary?


    AFAIK- The spectra lid covers are shaped to fit the rim, as the spectra has a "kpot" profile.

    As you know the F1 cover is fairly flat around the edge.And could be fitted back to front ( if you see what I mean) not so with a spectra cover as far as I am aware....if this makes sense good on ya Laughing

    Makes total sense Gary Very Happy

    Have a 1990 dated cover on route so well happy Laughing Laughing Laughing

    Will use it on my later 80s dated F1 i think for a Gulf 91 look as not sure when these 1st model F1s were taken out of service.

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    Re: French F1 Helmet-1st Model with Desert Cover+Goggles.

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:19 am



    Makes total sense Gary Very Happy

    Have a 1990 dated cover on route so well happy Laughing Laughing Laughing

    Will use it on my later 80s dated F1 i think for a Gulf 91 look as not sure when these 1st model F1s were taken out of service.[/quote]


    No worries, and congrats on the 90 dated cover Wink

    The 1st Model F1 was introduced in 1978 and was superceded by the 2nd series in 1982, so quite a short period for this lid really, hope this helps Mate Wink

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    Re: French F1 Helmet-1st Model with Desert Cover+Goggles.

    Post by bolo on Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:44 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:
    drmatz wrote:very neat helmet, looks great with the googles

    cheers

    Thanks,would have been even better if dated 1978 Wink Wink

    Not exactly sure what the reason/s were for changing the chinstrap design but on this particular helmet there is NO WAY on Earth i can adjust the chinstrap to fit properly no matter what i do unlike on the other F1 I have with the later velcro adjustable chinstrap-were the later chinstraps longer i wonder with more scope to adjust?


    the reason your early style chin strap wont fit is because the soldiers would often trim off the excess material and the straps would only fit correctly for the last soldier that used it, and they would also often wrap some tape on the straps to keep them adjusted and fit just right, especially if used by paratroopers

    only way to fix the problem would be to add new chin straps that havent been trimmed down / shortened yet

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    Re: French F1 Helmet-1st Model with Desert Cover+Goggles.

    Post by bolo on Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:28 pm

    1979 dated first model F1 helmets are hard to find , it's still one of the early ones

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    Re: French F1 Helmet-1st Model with Desert Cover+Goggles.

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:46 am

    bolo wrote:1979 dated first model F1 helmets are hard to find , it's still one of the early ones

    Now have a spare if anyone interested.

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    Re: French F1 Helmet-1st Model with Desert Cover+Goggles.

    Post by Guest on Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:57 pm

    hi gulf 91 great looking french lid mate where abouts are you in gods country im in north wales if you dont mind me showing heres my example [img][/img]

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    Re: French F1 Helmet-1st Model with Desert Cover+Goggles.

    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:01 pm

    jaycee wrote:hi gulf 91 great looking french lid mate where abouts are you in gods country im in north wales if you dont mind me showing heres my example [img][/img]

    Nice one Jaycee,the Gas Mask finishes it off nicely Very Happy Very Happy

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