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    Post by AndrewA74 Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:34 pm

    Hi,
    This is a British (1940) helmet I have, and I put the net on it recently. My question is, is the net something that would have been worn in WWII? Thanks.
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    Post by ripcord Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:27 pm

    Battle used Brit helmetBritish WWII Helmet P1010128
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    Post by ripcord Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:32 pm

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    Post by Gulf91 Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:01 am

    Ripcord,your helmet or at least the liner is South African and not British.
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    Post by Bury_Dave Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:16 am

    There's certainly plenty of photos showing helmet nets used on helmets in WW2 .............
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    Post by ripcord Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:04 pm

    Hey Gulf,

    Thanks for the clarification. I am no helmet expert, and I welcome any constructive info.

    This helmet was given to me about 30 years ago by the father of a friend.

    He was a French military pilot who flew cargo and men into Dien Bien Phu. That much is true.

    He claimed the helmet was used there, but I always suspected his recollection may have been flawed.

    I know these types of helmets were used by many different nations,including the French.

    As my knowledge of these types of helmets is very limited, I tend to think of them as of British origin.


    Thanks again, ripcord.
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    Post by Gulf91 Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:12 pm

    ripcord wrote:Hey Gulf,

    Thanks for the clarification. I am no helmet expert, and I welcome any constructive info.

    This helmet was given to me about 30 years ago by the father of a friend.

    He was a French military pilot who flew cargo and men into Dien Bien Phu. That much is true.

    He claimed the helmet was used there, but I always suspected his recollection may have been flawed.

    I know these types of helmets were used by many different nations,including the French.

    As my knowledge of these types of helmets is very limited, I tend to think of them as of British origin.


    Thanks again, ripcord.

    No such thing as an expert Ripcord but there are many who will tell you they are Laughing Laughing Laughing

    Pretty sure its an SA liner,reason I say that is unlike the British round top/bump pads which were made of a rexene covered sorbo type rubber,the SA ones were made of a felt material.

    Also I gather that most if not SA made shells have(I think) 3 small holes at the rear-the theory is for some form of neck/sun shade.
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    Post by ripcord Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:17 am

    Hey Gulf,

    Thanks again. Good info.

    Will dig out the old lid, and check it out more thoroughly.

    Guess I`ll post another photo of it...

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