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    Pattern 85 kevlar helmet

    Post by loski on Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:33 pm

    Some Pics of my Irish Defence Forces P85 helmet





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    Re: Pattern 85 kevlar helmet

    Post by Gulf91 on Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:05 am

    Very nice condition compared to mine!!!
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    Post by loski on Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:18 pm

    I will say i went through the lot and picked the best one there
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    Post by onward288 on Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:54 pm

    Are these Israeli as I have 2 of them and wasn't sure where they where from.

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    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:00 pm

    onward288 wrote:Are these Israeli as I have 2 of them and wasn't sure where they where from.

    ISRAELI made and exact the same as the ISRAELI issue helmet apart from the labels.
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    Post by loski on Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:06 pm

    The lables are in english rather than hebrew
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    Post by onward288 on Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:07 pm

    Thanks for the help

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    Post by Guest on Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:21 pm

    you have a very nice example it looks un used a very nice find ,can i ask are they grp or kevlar composite i cant seem to find any info on the web for them and are you going to fit the dpm cover cheers jay

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    Post by Gulf91 on Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:27 pm

    Composite i would say.

    Check these links out----

    http://www.gostak.co.uk/composites/israel/

    http://militaryheadgear.net/site/america-america/39-chile-chile/275-casco-or-201-or-201-helmet.html


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    Post by Guest on Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:09 pm

    cheers gulf Wink
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    Re: Pattern 85 kevlar helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:23 pm

    Very nice example Graham, I reckon the shape and design of these were way ahead of it's times Wink
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    Post by loski on Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:58 pm

    Hi Guys
    Its a composite helmet
    at the moment it has a Brit DPM cover on it
    I waiting for a South African chin strap and a Nutria cover

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    Re: Pattern 85 kevlar helmet

    Post by Bury_Dave on Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:30 am

    Looks good Graham Smile

    One advantage of a piece of kit being used by mroe mthan one nation is the ability to use it for different displays. Although soon, with everyone going to Multicam, all you'll need to change is the insignia Crying or Very sad

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    Re: Pattern 85 kevlar helmet

    Post by loski on Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:35 am

    Yeh Dave
    Soon you wont be able to tell at a glance what nations armed forces people are in


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    Re: Pattern 85 kevlar helmet

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:38 am

    Pretty much why my interest is mainly in post war up to the early 90s as there was more variety and they looked like soldiers wearing military uniforms-now they look like something from a SCI FI movie.
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    Post by loski on Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:43 am

    I did think that the latest British army combats looked like props from Starship Troopers

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    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:46 am

    loski wrote:I did think that the latest British army combats looked like props from Starship Troopers

    That combined with whatever the latest designation for the L85 is with all the add on gadgets and the shape/profile of the MK7 helmet.
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    Post by Bury_Dave on Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:50 am

    A case of life imitating art or that the movie industries understood function over appearance before the military did ?

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    Re: Pattern 85 kevlar helmet

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:54 am

    Its getting like cars,take the 50s,60s,70s,80s,classic shaped cars with plenty of variety,now take the badges off most cars and you would be hard pressed to tell them apart.

    I know the designers etc are not thinking of collectors when designing these uniforms,kit etc but there doesnt seem to be much individuality these days which is a shame.

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    Re: Pattern 85 kevlar helmet

    Post by Guest on Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:37 am

    the lid looks great with the dpm cover and band graham and ill look forward to the south african setup
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    Re: Pattern 85 kevlar helmet

    Post by loski on Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:08 pm

    The helmet cover and a pair of brown SADF boots will complete my 44Bde para set
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    Re: Pattern 85 kevlar helmet

    Post by loski on Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:10 am

    Hi I was unable to get a SADF nutria brown cover for my P85 helmet so I made one and this how it looks Im actually quite pleased how it came out.







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    Re: Pattern 85 kevlar helmet

    Post by Warrior Kiwi on Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:40 am

    Onward, didn't you have one of these with a kiwi DPM "shirt" cover?
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    Re: Pattern 85 kevlar helmet

    Post by loski on Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:34 am

    Warrior Kiwi wrote:Onward, didn't you have one of these with a kiwi DPM "shirt" cover?
    Hi the same helmet and a cover made from British DPM
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    Re: Pattern 85 kevlar helmet

    Post by Warrior Kiwi on Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:46 pm

    sorry, a bit mixed up, I saw one with a NZDPM cover for sale on trademe a while back, will see if i can find photos

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