This I belive to be a Saudi M1 Helmet cover, there are no markings and it is made from a thinner/cheaper material than US type covers.
Can anyone confirm this be Saudi ( or other Middle East country)
Thanks in adavance.
CollectinSteve wrote:Hmmm... I can't say. Helmet covers, however, are not a common thing for Middle Eastern steel helmets. They tend to just go with paint. I also don't know if the Saudies had 2 piece helmets during the 80s or 90s.
helm40 wrote:I have a Saudi cover very similar to this, but there is a little blue in the pattern. Porobably Saudi though.
Gulf91 wrote:Werent this type of cover used by the US in the 80s?
Remember as a kid buying those weekly magazines-cannot remember which now but on the back page was pics of some US exercise in a desert-Bright or Purple Star 81 or 82 with US troops wearing a similar cover?
Gulf91 wrote:There was a US Ebay seller a couple of weeks ago with some of these that he claimed came out of a US dated crate-for the life of me cannot find them again.
Albano wrote:Don't forget that US supplied many things to Iraq in the 80's during Iran/Iraq border war. Those covers could be part of it.
panzerwerk wrote:Thanks , but the general consensus is its a fake , but neat all the same !!!
Gulf91 wrote:Now have 2 of these types of covers with both being slightly different in construction but no markings on either
Gulf91 wrote:Will take some pics when I get a chance.