Added info on IDF Zahal helmet, please

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    Added info on IDF Zahal helmet, please

    Post by saltefanden on Sun May 20, 2012 4:33 pm

    Hi All.

    Excuse me but can anyone elaborate on this, my latest find; a really good condition (an 8 out of 10) IDF helmet, please?

    Is there a way to date this piece by either tags or by build? Is it a rare one or pretty run of the mill? Thank you all in advance!











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    Re: Added info on IDF Zahal helmet, please

    Post by loski on Mon May 21, 2012 8:26 am

    its an Orlite OR201 probaly made for export as the lables are in english, If it had been made for the IDF the lables would be in hebrew. I think its a quite recently made one as it has a white inside and black suspension webbing
    Take a look here some good referance pics on IDF helmets altho the text is in spanish

    http://www.cascoscoleccion.com/israel/israel.htm
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    Re: Added info on IDF Zahal helmet, please

    Post by saltefanden on Mon May 21, 2012 9:09 am

    Cheers for responding so quickly, Graham!

    Yes, I suspect the thing is not terribly old, but the rather hand printed feel and lettering on the label threw me a bit; it looks more 1970's than 90's to me!

    Any idea on who the Isrealis might have been exporting this type of helmet to, please?
    I know there was a bit of confusion about I.D.F. (Israeli vs. Irish Defence Force) helmets on the Ireland thread, does this play into that, or who else have been issuing these helmets?

    On another note; it is one of the most comfortable and simply build helmets I've ever had the good fortune of strapping on my head. The suspension system is bordering on the banale, but really it molds itself around both chin, neck and the temples.
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    Post by saltefanden on Mon May 21, 2012 9:19 am

    Ahh, voilá,

    The link you sent (thanks and my written Spanish is fine Smile ) mentioned both Pakistani, Guatamalan and Nicaraguan exports, so there we go...
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    Post by loski on Mon May 21, 2012 5:28 pm

    I will agree with you on the comfort and fit of the Israeli made helmets is second to none
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    Post by SAL on Wed May 23, 2012 1:23 pm

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    Post by saltefanden on Wed May 23, 2012 1:38 pm

    Thank you Thomas.

    It certainly looks very much alike. And yikes; it certainly sold for a good price!
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    Re: Added info on IDF Zahal helmet, please

    Post by SAL on Fri May 25, 2012 7:05 pm

    Yes it was a good price but also due to the cover look:

    http://www.ebay.de/itm/IRISH-DEFENCE-FORCES-HELMET-COVER-/200723133975?pt=UK_Collectables_Militaria_LE&hash=item2ebc07f617

    Some Irish Defence Force stuff is very expensive.

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