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    Post by Easy Gee Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:57 pm

    Love the display James, I agree the profiles and shades of green paint are quite distinct, it's quite clear over the years that the edge of the lid over the years has shrunk back, I never realised this was the case, so many thanks for showing this fine display.

    Incidentally I got my M-50 for 17.50 from my local surplus shop, alas it is not Russian, but I'm pleased with it nevertheless Wink
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    Post by Guest Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:11 pm

    hi gary yes you have got a bargain there with the m 50 and why not post pics of it ,i like it a lot here's my latest purchase bundeswehr m1a1 LL i really like this one as it has the amount of tower jumps ( turm)scribbled into the liner with a grand total of 16 jumps also there is a reference to the year 1977 twice ,also my finished
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    Post by Easy Gee Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:08 pm

    VERY nice Germanjumplid James, I'm after one of these myself,but in no hurry.

    And your Afghan display is outstanding Mate, you must put an awful lot of research into your display's and it show's, the goggles look like a copy of the old US WW2 designed ones..cool Cool
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    Post by Guest Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:08 pm

    many thanks gary i thought i would put it next to my gulf war pasgt to compare profiles which at first i thought were the same but as you can see they look worlds apart the goggles as you say look similar to the US style they must be copied from the polaroid 1944 design ,also ive been doing some pics of old to modern comparisons here's my m35 luftwaffe stalhlhelm along side her modern counterpart ,not a lot has changed in 70 years enjoy james THE HELMET THREAD - Page 20 100_2401THE HELMET THREAD - Page 20 100_2530THE HELMET THREAD - Page 20 100_2531
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    Post by Easy Gee Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:35 am

    James you got a good point there mate, very similar profile, love the M-35 Mate, must be worth a bomb!!!

    Awhile back ,and as being fairly bored out of my skull, I put a US 6 colour cover on one of my M-42's, and I was amazed how similiar the PASGt and M-42's were in profile Shocked
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    Post by Gulf91 Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:50 am

    Dont know if this book has been mentioned before or if people are aware of it.Like a lot of books available not 100% perfect and of course not every single helmet available is featured/mentioned but was cheap and there are some good pics in it Very Happy

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    Post by Guest Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:38 am

    thanks for posting pics of the book gulf it looks worth buying ill have to invest cheers james
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    Post by Gulf91 Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:07 am

    jaycee wrote:thanks for posting pics of the book gulf it looks worth buying ill have to invest cheers james

    No probs James,not a bad book as said with some great pics.
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    Post by Rich83 Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:07 am

    Can anyone tell me what this is http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290621521328?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_1968wt_1396

    What is it for?!?! Anyone know anything about it? I was thinking about buying one (so don't buy the last one) but I have no idea what it is for.
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    Post by Gulf91 Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:14 am

    Probably wrong but looks like Royal Navy issue,used with Rigid Raiders etc.
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    Post by Rich83 Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:31 am

    What are rigid raiders?!
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    Post by Gulf91 Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:35 am

    Semi Rigid Inflatable boats carried on a lot if not all Royal Navy vessels,they are lowered and used by boarding parties amongst others when searching suspect vessels for whatever reasons,Drugs,Pirates etc.
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    Post by Rich83 Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:43 am

    Ahhh. Well if anyone else has a comment on this I would be interested to see it.
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    Post by Easy Gee Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:42 pm

    Hi Rich.

    It's NOT a rigid raider lid they are black in colour and have a more fitted shape to them, I know these were used by troops working with Rapier missiles, hope this helps Mate Wink
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    Post by Easy Gee Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:10 pm

    SBS wearing Rigid Raider lids.

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    Post by Rich83 Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:41 pm

    Ahh I see. Wonder what this one is then.
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    Post by Gulf91 Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:03 am

    Easy Gee wrote:Hi Rich.

    It's NOT a rigid raider lid they are black in colour and have a more fitted shape to them, I know these were used by troops working with Rapier missiles, hope this helps Mate Wink

    I did say i was probably wrong Laughing Laughing Laughing
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    Post by Rich83 Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:47 am

    lol interested to find out now, I suppose that is the nature of a collector!
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    Post by Easy Gee Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:51 am

    Rich83 wrote:Ahh I see. Wonder what this one is then.

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    I think the sellers description of the Lid is correct in terms of the nomenclature,pity they didn't beef out the description a bit more, probably they have no idea either, in the past I have seen these lids described as Rappelling, AFV, amongst other poor descriptions.

    It's NOT a rigid raider lid they are black in colour and have a more fitted shape to them, I know these were used by troops working with Rapier missiles, hope this helps Mate Wink

    I did say i was probably wrong Laughing Laughing Laughing

    You did indeed Rich, either way I think the price is a bit steep for an "impact helmet".
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    Post by Gulf91 Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:53 am

    It certainly is a bit steep and dont go down the same route i did when i was collecting headgear and helmets in that i used to buy EVERY SINGLE item that i could afford regardless of what they were or what country-if they were military i would buy them!!!!
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    Post by Guest Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:43 am

    gulf ive purchased that book you recommended ,i should have it by next week thanks again for the heads up mate diolch yn fawr james
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    Post by Gulf91 Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:48 am

    jaycee wrote:gulf ive purchased that book you recommended ,i should have it by next week thanks again for the heads up mate diolch yn fawr james

    Croeso James.

    Where did you get your copy from and how much as i forgot to say i got mine(as i do with most of my books) from ABE.
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    Post by Guest Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:17 am

    the cheeky sellers on ebay wanted 27quid downward the cheapest was 8 pound i think but i managed to get a copy on amazon online for about 7pound inc postage happy days
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    Post by Gulf91 Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:20 am

    jaycee wrote: the cheeky sellers on ebay wanted 27quid downward the cheapest was 8 pound i think but i managed to get a copy on amazon online for about 7pound inc postage happy days

    Great stuff.
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    Post by Easy Gee Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:54 am

    Hi Guys, IMHO this Swiss M-40, has got to be one the more "out there" shaped helmets of the 20th century, this one dates from 1941 due to the Matt dark grey paint finish. The covers for these are equally oddly coloured hues,anyway thought you might like to see this oddity..cheers Gary.

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