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    Swiss M-71 Helmet

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    Post by 1stDivVet Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:05 am

    Often mis-identified as a Swiss Paratrooper helmet. These are close, but the suspension is diferent than the para model. This is the Model 71 helmet used by many Swiss ground forces.

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    Enjoy!

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    Post by CollectinSteve Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:18 am

    Actually, there is no such thing as a para model. That's because the Swiss don't have a para unit Smile (just small Special Forces). The one you're thinking of is the M48-62 used for mobile troops and it is widely (and incorrectly) referred to as "para". It was heavily influenced by the British "dispatch" helmet used by motorcycle riders. The M48-62 was largely phased out after the M71 came into widespread use.

    If you need a helmet cover I have several new and very good used condition available to hopefully match whatever size helmet you have. If you're interested, check the markings inside and see if you can pull a size number. It should be expressed in metric, such as 56-58 or something like that.

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    Post by 1stDivVet Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:29 am

    Steve,

    I sure could use one!! Either new or used will work! When ya got nothin, anything is an improvement. It's got a 55-56 stamped on the steel band the liner is part of. Is that it or should I keep lookin?

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    Post by Bury_Dave Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:03 am

    Very interesting. I think I'm going to look out for one of those M48-62 helmets Very Happy

    thanks for the info guys.
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    Post by ripcord Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:49 pm

    Have wanted an M71 helmet since my first Alpenflage set..

    Finally broke down and got a real beauty from Evin..

    This coincided with a care package from a dear friend and fellow forum member which contained some cool things including  some very welcome helmet covers, 2 of which I'd like to share..


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    2/3 of the helmet cover has obvious differences from the other 1/3 ...I really like this...


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    Post by Ghoward2 Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:55 pm

    ripcord wrote:
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    Dang, consider me jealous about that TAZ 90 cover. All I have are hats! Though, I have three of them so that might equal it out a bit Very Happy
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    Post by Haydamaka Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:40 am

    ripcord wrote:... M71 helmet cover...

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    Accidentally I  purchased such TAZ90 helmet cover for less than a US dollar in a local second-hand...

    I tried to put it on my M18 helmet, but failed to do this...

    So it's necessary to look for M71 helmet to fill the gap...;-)
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    Post by Thibir Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:45 am

    I just randomly stumbled upon this helmet with cover. I couldn´t resist buying it despite being out of my focus :-)


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    Post by Haydamaka Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:00 am

    Thibir, no doubt - it is a good purchase!

    Swiss military stuff will always be trendy and attractive!
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    Post by Haydamaka Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:05 am

    By the way, have you noticed the "D"-shaped ring on the front side of the helmet?

    This is intended for fixing on a special hook, knitted to the left side of the chest on TAZ57/83 alpenflagge jacket...

    Nice metal hook with spring - I use the same, cut from from the old jacket to fix the home keys to the pant's belt strap... Wink
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    Post by Camonut314 Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:31 pm

    Hm. I managed to also get one of those blue Alpenflage covers. I wonder if it was intentional or a mistake?
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    Post by Haydamaka Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:45 pm

    Camonut314 wrote:Hm. I managed to also get one of those blue Alpenflage covers. I wonder if it was intentional or a mistake?

    I saw the whole suite (combi) in blue Alpenflage, but I paid no special attention to it, because I thought it was just commercial fantasy, similar to woodland with orange colour...
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    Post by ripcord Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:32 pm

    The old famous line :  If you ever see one again....


    Blue color is obviously due to some screw up with  the green dye during dying process..


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    Post by Haydamaka Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:33 am

    Sal, do you think such Swiss stuff with the blue color elements is rare and worth of hunting?
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    Post by ripcord Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:37 am

    Andy,

    I dont think it is particularly worth more than the usual coloration but definitely a curiosity and worth grabbing ..


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    Post by Haydamaka Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:26 pm

    Well, it depends on the each one's warehouse space...Wink
    If the flat is not big, one has to choose what to buy.

    I thought also that such blue Alpenflagge is not the thing I will wear on public...Smile

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