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    1959 Soviet tanker helmet with Night Vision Goggles

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    Post by CollectinSteve Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:53 am

    Hi all,

    I just received this helmet last week. It's beautifully ugly Smile The night vision system relied upon a large infrared lamp on the armored vehicle to illuminate targets. The goggles simply received the reflections off of whatever the lamp projected onto. I have not found a manual for this device yet, so I do not know which leads to use for charging the battery. I'm curious to know if it works Very Happy

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    Post by misanthropic_gods Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:55 am

    Ha ha..very freaking cool!


    That looks heavy and uncomfortable
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    Post by CollectinSteve Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:44 pm

    It is and it is Wink The primary design flaw is that you can't take the set off easily, so I can see a tanker having two separate helmets; one for day, one for night. That's what I'd try to do if I had to mess with this thing on a regular basis!

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    Post by Camo_fiend Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:19 pm

    Very cool, Steve! I have never seen something like this before.


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    Post by Sarbaz Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:24 pm

    Gongratulations! Rare lot.
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    Post by CollectinSteve Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:57 pm

    Now all I need is a T-55 to go with the helmet Very Happy

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    Post by misanthropic_gods Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:59 pm

    CollectinSteve wrote:Now all I need is a T-55 to go with the helmet Very Happy

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    I found a foam/plastic T-55 for use in the Sand Tables for training at the surplus store today...$2...its yours if you want it Very Happy
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    Post by RussianICBM Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:42 am

    i can get you a t55 if that is what your looking for....the main cannon barrel has been cut slightly with a plasma torch to render inoperable....with a little bit of elbow grease and some mechanical know-how....it should work just fine
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    Post by CollectinSteve Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:34 pm

    Thanks for the offer! I already know where to buy them and even how to import using a BATF Form 6. But I decided to not purchase a heavy armored vehicle until I am ungodly rich. Even lighter military vehicles are difficult to maintain (I know this first hand). Heavy ones require a full machine shop to keep them running!

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    Post by RussianICBM Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:31 am

    in the last military auction i went to, i found many of these helmets....without the night vision....are they worth picking up?
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    Post by CollectinSteve Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:22 pm

    Yes, if you can get them cheap. A good selling price for a helmet like this, without goggles, is around $25 for a medium size in good condition.

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