Helmet and cover ID needed please!

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    AndyD
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    Helmet and cover ID needed please!

    Post by AndyD on Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:43 pm






    I was wondering if anyone out there could give me the model type of this helmet please?
    I think it's French as the dome stamp reads, GIAT-ARS 1986.

    Also,what nationality is the cover,and do the signatures add anything to the value?

    Hope someone can help!

    Regards,
    Andy

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    Re: Helmet and cover ID needed please!

    Post by loski on Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:44 pm

    Yep its a French F1 the cover is a french desert one might date from Gulf War 1

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    Re: Helmet and cover ID needed please!

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:48 pm

    Rare to see one in desert paint! Nice!

    Looks like someone non-French wrote on the helmet. That's because "21st" and "ABN" are pretty distinctly American notations. My guess is this was a trade between an American and a Frenchmen with something to remember the original owner by.

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:01 am

    Hi Andy.

    Yep,as before from Graham and Steve,it's French F1 (first series) model, the shell being painted is quite rare, I have many F1's and only one painted in a similar paint scheme to yours,the writing does appear to be US as Steve mentioned, I go with the Trade theory entirely.

    The Daguet Cover, is Gulf War 1 issue, as it has a drawstring, the second Daguet covers had a rubber rim fitted, these were issued from 2003 onwards.

    To me looks like you have a very collection Operation Daguet F1,highly collectable piece, the writing on the shell certainely add's historical value, and I guess to the right collector financial value too!!!



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    Re: Helmet and cover ID needed please!

    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:05 am

    Is it missing its chinstrap?

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    Post by AndyD on Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:20 am

    Thanks for the replies,appreciated!

    Yes,unfortunately there is no chinstrap.
    If anyone is interested in this,please let me know as it's available!

    Cheers,
    Andy

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    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:24 am

    Think I have somewhere a spare chinstrap Andy,will have a look for it.

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    Re: Helmet and cover ID needed please!

    Post by loski on Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:36 pm

    Hi Andy I wish I could take it off your hands but if I buy another tin pot the wife will kill me

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