A vehicle crewman helmet

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    A vehicle crewman helmet

    Post by Guest on Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:08 pm

    hi folks just to share my latest helmet i am hoping some of you out there can help me with a few questions firstly how to positively date the lid if possible ,the serial number is 5965-99-620-3251 and secondly it has black D on the front and rear in a kind of rubberised textured paint does anybody know what this denotes also the liner and inside the matching bag is dusted with a fine powdery light coloured sand is it likely to have seen action overseas thanks in advance james

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    Post by Gemini on Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:14 pm

    I need one of those someday,I have the CVC Nomex tanker jacket.

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    Post by Guest on Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:51 pm

    thanks gemini they are quite common and reasonable on the pocket too, well in britain anyway and make for a nice display piece im just hoping somebody can enlighten me a little , thanks again james

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    Post by Gulf91 on Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:57 pm

    Gemini wrote:I need one of those someday,I have the CVC Nomex tanker jacket.

    A very nice helmet,used to have a boxed unissued example but stupidly sold it a long while back Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

    Gemini,this would be no good for you as the jacket you have is the US Tankers jacket who used a different type of helmet.


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    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:06 pm

    Very nice example James, these were issued in the 80's I believe, it is nigh on impossible to date British lids from the NSN numbers, but I did find this info for you from the Imperial War Museum.

    History note
    includes speech switch assembly; used by donor while in command of 5 Inf Bde during Falklands War May-June/1983

    Physical description
    helmet

    Printed (on label inside)
    AMPLIVOX LTD. HELMET-HEADSET ELECTRICAL A-VEHICLE CREWMAN'S HEADGEAR 5965-99-620-3251

    Printed (name tape on back)
    BRIG MJA WILSON B NEG

    Printed (on label on electrical lead)
    CABLE ASSEMBLY SWITCH ELECTRICAL 5965-99-620-5667

    Hope this helps Mate Smile

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    Post by Guest on Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:54 pm

    many thanks gary on finding out the info it will help most definately i find the research part of the collecting is the most rewarding thanks again james

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    Post by Gemini on Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:33 pm

    Ah!It was very late when I posted that.I did not realize this was the British section!What a goof..Let me restate,I need a UNITED STATES army tanker helmet lol

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    Post by cairyhunt on Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:28 am

    (quote)includes speech switch assembly; used by donor while in command of 5 Inf Bde during Falklands War May-June/1983
    blimey even the imperial war museum where a year out lol!

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:53 am

    cairyhunt wrote:(quote)includes speech switch assembly; used by donor while in command of 5 Inf Bde during Falklands War May-June/1983
    blimey even the imperial war museum where a year out lol!


    Good point Mate, I never spotted that when I came across it, maybe a typo, or it was used after the peace agreement on the islands ????

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    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:21 pm

    Just goes to show that not everything written/typed on the Internet and a lot of times whats printed in books can be taken as the Gospel/Truth Laughing Laughing

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