by CamoDeafie Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:25 pm
according to USMF's forum, the inside of the PASGT helemts are always brownish, whereas the LWH for the USMC helmets are lime green-ish...BUT they also have the rubber strips on them and some more suspension pieces than that...
Wikipedia talks of a PASGT copy made by Norinco, intended for police, and there appears to be 2 other PASGT copies made by Chinese companies in addition to a replica(which is plastic) . there are no references for Iraqi made PASGT helmets, nor other countries...Chicom copy jives with the Iraqi equipment because of Saddam's era (Chicom weapons, Russian equipment, etc) also due to proximity of Africa, where China's military equipment often goes for "liberating armies" and rebels, it is possible that the helmet came from thereabouts.
Merc, if it were US made, there would be a date code and company info embossed/stamped into the material inside the helmet; and if the quality is poor compared to the other K-pots that Arch have' then there is reason to believe it is a foreign copy (China is still the most likely one, as it has been referenced on the Wikipedia page for PASGT