PASGT size 5L

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    PASGT size 5L

    Post by Jeeper704 on Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:08 pm

    Would this be a nice representative piece of the 1st Gulf War?
    Since I grew up with Desert Shield and later Desert Storm, I always wanted to have a representative item.
    Sort of like an American or German helmet of WWII so to speak.







    Unfortunately the maker markings are obscured by the neck piece.
    I do have a choco-chip cover but I will leave this one on it.
    A lot of photos show soldiers wearing the green camo covers in Iraq.

    Erwin


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    Re: PASGT size 5L

    Post by Gulf91 on Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:54 am

    Nice and has the Paratrooper reear neck pad fitted but not the extra rear add on chinstrap piece.
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    Re: PASGT size 5L

    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:20 pm

    very nice Lid, if you look in the bottom the helmet shell ( inside) you should see numbers) this will help you to successfully date it, I have seen many pics of US troops wearing Woodland covers in Kuwait..cool piece mate.

    The Pasgt Para conversion kit is fairly unusual item in these lids, normally it got ditched so congrats on owning this one.
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    Re: PASGT size 5L

    Post by Jeeper704 on Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:16 pm

    Thanks for the replies.
    I am happy to have it in my collection.
    As far as I can make out, it is a "UNICOR".
    The rest is worn and obscured by the conversion kit.

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    Re: PASGT size 5L

    Post by Jeeper704 on Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:12 pm

    Btw, does anyone know what the black cord is for?
    I leave it on as it came with this helmet but I have no clue.
    Thanks.

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    Re: PASGT size 5L

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:17 pm

    Jeeper704 wrote:Btw, does anyone know what the black cord is for?
    I leave it on as it came with this helmet but I have no clue.
    Thanks.

    Erwin


    Probably to tie down goggles, ACH lids have purpose designed and fitted google loops nowadays..back in the day para-cord was all there was Wink
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    Re: PASGT size 5L

    Post by Jeeper704 on Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:25 pm

    Thanks, I figured it was something like that but wasn't sure.
    Post-WWII stuff ain't my thing really.
    So thanks for the information.

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    Re: PASGT size 5L

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:59 am

    Jeeper704 wrote:Thanks, I figured it was something like that but wasn't sure.
    Post-WWII stuff ain't my thing really.
    So thanks for the information.

    Erwin


    No worries Erwin, always glad to help out another fellow helmet collector Very Happy
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    Post by sh4pak on Wed May 09, 2012 12:29 am

    Yes, a very good representation-- here in the states, iconic, not only of the Gulf War, but also the LA Riots, and even 9/11.

    Well done!
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    Re: PASGT size 5L

    Post by Jeeper704 on Wed May 09, 2012 7:51 am

    Thank you. Smile

    Now another question (sorry) ... what type of goggles were used with it?
    I'm talking the First Gulf War.

    Thanks again,
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