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    Post by Guest on Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:14 pm

    just thought id share my 85 pattern lid in size large  idf 85 helmet 100_2197 idf 85 helmet 100_2198 idf 85 helmet 100_2200 idf 85 helmet 100_2202
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    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:55 am

    Nice,is the label Israeli or Irish?
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    Post by Guest on Sat May 19, 2012 5:26 am

    hi gulf theres no label apart from size L on the subject of the mistake of cover being tied in the wrong place and the scrim banding being lower over the front i managed to fit mine in reverse and just tuck the string up into the front of the lid you cant tell  idf 85 helmet 100_2303
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    Post by Raptor on Sat May 19, 2012 12:58 pm

    IDF helmet? Surely that should be in the Israeli section?
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    Post by Guest on Sat May 19, 2012 1:11 pm

    raptor you are absolutely right i will ask the mods to move this to the israeli section asap theres no hebrew label but i quess it has to go over my mistake sorry
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    Post by Albano on Sat May 19, 2012 1:20 pm

    Doesn't IDF also states for Irish Defense Forces!?

    Nice lid jaycee Smile

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    Post by Gulf91 on Sat May 19, 2012 1:23 pm

    Was going to say the same as Albano,with that cover on IDF would stand for Irish Defence Force.
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    Post by Guest on Sat May 19, 2012 1:29 pm

    thats what i was led to believe but i quess if its israeli then it has to go ill close the thread
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    Post by Gulf91 on Sat May 19, 2012 1:32 pm

    Leave it where it is as apart from the labels they are exactly the same helmets so could be used for either Israeli with a Mizfnet thingy or as it is now,Irish.
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    Post by Guest on Sat May 19, 2012 1:42 pm

    cheers gulf im guessing its irish as it came from kilkenny ireland not palastine but you never know
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    Post by Gulf91 on Sat May 19, 2012 1:50 pm

    Both made by Orlite i believe and exactly the same or if not exactly it will only be minor differences.

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

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    Post by loski on Sat May 19, 2012 2:41 pm

    The Irish P85 helmet is made by Orlite with a few small differances mainly the colour of the internal suspension
    Irish green webbing, Israeli black webbing other than that they look the same
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    Post by Guest on Sat May 19, 2012 6:00 pm

    mine has the green webbing so must be from the emerald isle guess ill keep it here then to be sure cheers james
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    Post by loski on Sat May 19, 2012 6:05 pm

    Hi Jay there are some pics of my Irish P85 here
    http://iacmc.forumotion.com/t6110-pattern-85-kevlar-helmet
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    Post by Guest on Sun May 20, 2012 7:41 am

    looks great graham did you manage to track down the Nutria cover
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    Post by loski on Sun May 20, 2012 2:05 pm

    Hi Jay Im awaiting the nutria fabric from South Africa
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    Post by Raptor on Sun May 20, 2012 3:27 pm

    Albano wrote:Doesn't IDF also states for Irish Defense Forces!?

    Nice lid jaycee Smile

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    No.IDF is Israeli Defence Force.We in the Irish defence Forces dont like being referred to as IDF because of our involvement with UNIFIL in South Lebanon.An operation that cost a fair few Irish soldiers lives both indirectly and directly attributed to IDF actions.

    The Irish Defence Forces proper title Is Oglaigh Na hEireann or DFI (Defence Forces Ireland).
    Sorry for being pedantic but it's a touchy subject for us.
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    Post by Guest on Sun May 20, 2012 4:02 pm

    hi raptor ahh i see where your comming from now with the question i thought it was the helmet you were on about not the idf name listen im sorry for what happened in south lebanon and also if i upset you with the thread title i certainly didnt go out of my way to offend and from now on ill use the official title you have provided thanks james
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    Post by sh4pak on Sun May 20, 2012 4:07 pm

    --Hi or Lo, this is a bada$$ lid! Well done, mate.
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    Post by Albano on Tue May 22, 2012 2:26 pm

    Raptor wrote:
    No.IDF is Israeli Defence Force.We in the Irish defence Forces dont like being referred to as IDF because of our involvement with UNIFIL in South Lebanon.An operation that cost a fair few Irish soldiers lives both indirectly and directly attributed to IDF actions.

    The Irish Defence Forces proper title Is Oglaigh Na hEireann or DFI (Defence Forces Ireland).
    Sorry for being pedantic but it's a touchy subject for us.

    Be pedantic as you will friend. I understand and support. Didn't know that UNIFIL Irish contigent had problems with Israel forces. My observation was just years of web search and book reading. No arm intended.

    Best regards Raptor

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