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    vonstuck
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    Post by vonstuck on Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:49 pm

    current helmet









    + desert cover






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    Post by Easy Gee on Wed May 02, 2012 4:46 pm

    Aha, an F2 Spectra, definitely one for my own wishlist, thanks for showing this example.

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    Post by russian142 on Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:46 am

    Not for FELIN?

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    Post by Gulf91 on Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:42 pm

    russian142 wrote:Not for FELIN?

    Fantastic Helmet!!!!!!

    Whats FELIN?

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    Post by russian142 on Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:52 pm

    FELIN combat equipment. You can google this.
    Pavel.

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    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:04 pm

    FÉLIN (Fantassin à Équipement et Liaisons Intégrés, Integrated Infantryman Equipment and Communications) is the name for the French infantry combat system of the 2000s. Wink

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    Post by Gulf91 on Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:08 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:FÉLIN (Fantassin à Équipement et Liaisons Intégrés, Integrated Infantryman Equipment and Communications) is the name for the French infantry combat system of the 2000s. Wink

    Thanks Gary.

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    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:11 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:
    Easy Gee wrote:FÉLIN (Fantassin à Équipement et Liaisons Intégrés, Integrated Infantryman Equipment and Communications) is the name for the French infantry combat system of the 2000s. Wink

    Thanks Gary.


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    Post by Gulf91 on Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:13 pm

    While i do like the helmet im not into the modern stuff hence not knowing what FELIN was Very Happy

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    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:35 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:While i do like the helmet im not into the modern stuff hence not knowing what FELIN was Very Happy


    Good point Rich, I personally think these spectra's are very interesting from a French combat helmet evolutionary point of view, and if you look into these in more detail, they evolved into a Cannuck lid too!!

    I am very keen on adding one of these to my collection, but I am not keen to get a second mortgage to finance one Shocked


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    Post by loski on Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:23 pm

    Nice Helmet but Im not too keen on the Fritz (coal scuttle) shape helmets I prefer the Isreali M201 or M404 shape shell more of the traditional Brit shape. Still a nice find and not too common

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    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:29 pm

    loski wrote:Nice Helmet but Im not too keen on the Fritz (coal scuttle) shape helmets I prefer the Isreali M201 or M404 shape shell more of the traditional Brit shape. Still a nice find and not too common


    Graham, it always amazes me how our forefathers thought an enemy wearing these shape helmets, and then 67 years later most of the modern world adopts this shape of combat helmet...a strange world we live in scratch

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    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:32 pm

    I have a soft spot for these German shaped helmets and was very tempted to start a collection of them as I already have a couple but thought against it as there are too many dammn variations from various different countries so would never end.

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    Post by loski on Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:40 pm

    Hi Gary Howzit
    I think that the worlds armys adoption of the Coal scuttle helmets is one of the bigest turnrounds in military history
    Before the US adopted the fritz helmet moast militarys wore M1 or M1 clones Britan being one of the few that went their own way. mind you anything would have been an improvement on the MK5.

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    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:51 pm

    loski wrote:Hi Gary Howzit
    I think that the worlds armys adoption of the Coal scuttle helmets is one of the bigest turnrounds in military history
    Before the US adopted the fritz helmet moast militarys wore M1 or M1 clones Britan being one of the few that went their own way. mind you anything would have been an improvement on the MK5.

    Good mate, you?

    Good points made,practically all of the post war Euro countries adopted the M1 shape, clever part on the US to de-Nazify the occupied countries, and of course to encourage any nations not to go down the Commie route, we of course stuck to the old Mk-5, dire shape, stupidly unstable in usage, and looked bloody stupid in profile!!

    I've always liked the styling and engineering of French lids from WW1 right up to the Spectra, clever people the French...nice Wine too drunken Wink

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    Post by loski on Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:02 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:
    loski wrote:Hi Gary Howzit
    I think that the worlds armys adoption of the Coal scuttle helmets is one of the bigest turnrounds in military history
    Before the US adopted the fritz helmet moast militarys wore M1 or M1 clones Britan being one of the few that went their own way. mind you anything would have been an improvement on the MK5.

    Good mate, you?

    Good points made,practically all of the post war Euro countries adopted the M1 shape, clever part on the US to de-Nazify the occupied countries, and of course to encourage any nations not to go down the Commie route, we of course stuck to the old Mk-5, dire shape, stupidly unstable in usage, and looked bloody stupid in profile!!

    I've always liked the styling and engineering of French lids from WW1 right up to the Spectra, clever people the French...nice Wine too drunken Wink
    Im not bad buggered my ankle but im on leave so it could be worse yeh the Mk5 with the press stud in the top it drilled a hole in the top of your head when you ran I was once asked by an Amarican soldier why we British squaddies prefered to wear our berets whenever we could so I told him Regimental pride and the handed him my Mk5 and said to him run 50 yds in in this that is your other reason.

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    Post by Albano on Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:11 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:

    Good points made,practically all of the post war Euro countries adopted the M1 shape, clever part on the US to de-Nazify the occupied countries, and of course to encourage any nations not to go down the Commie route, we of course stuck to the old Mk-5, dire shape, stupidly unstable in usage, and looked bloody stupid in profile!!
    ...

    I thought it was because of the idea of equip NATO troops with standard equipment to diferenciate them from WP forces Suspect

    West Germany continued to use the old Fritz helmet until near 60's. 10+ years after war ended. What were they trying to de-Nazify if in the land Nazism was bourne people keep watching their para-military forces parading like this


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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:03 pm

    Very salient points made Albano, my opinions are based on my own personal sardonic feelings regarding the evolution of European helmet development from US influences, rather than a socio-historical point of view.

    Of course you are quite correct in stating that the Cold war had a massive impact on Military resources.

    Good points made Wink

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:20 am

    Oops sorry Graham, yesterday forgot to say have a speedy recovery Mate Smile

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    Re: current helmet

    Post by loski on Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:26 am

    Thanks Gary
    Its well on the way just nips a bit from time to time

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    Post by Easy Gee on Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:47 pm

    loski wrote:Thanks Gary
    Its well on the way just nips a bit from time to time


    No worries Mate, take it easy Wink

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    Post by loski on Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:14 pm

    Ta Garry

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    Post by Camo_fiend on Sun May 04, 2014 1:43 pm

    A French take on the Ops Core helmet? Very cool piece of gear!!!


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