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    Post by Mercenary25 Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:28 pm

    I got this helmet long time ago so I could play army in backyard. I got it for $20 in military surplus store. It had K-pot cover. I noticed cover doesn't fit perfectly on helmet, so I took it off. it's what it looked like. I asked at usmilitariaforum.com and they said it is more likely not from US. Which country it may come from?

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    Post by AndrewA74 Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:22 pm

    Mercenary25 wrote:I got this helmet long time ago so I could play army in backyard. I got it for $20 in military surplus store. It had K-pot cover. I noticed cover doesn't fit perfectly on helmet, so I took it off. it's what it looked like. I asked at usmilitariaforum.com and they said it is more likely not from US. Which country it may come from?

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    I'd say the people at USMF don't know what they are talking about. The liner is definitly US, with a late 70's sweatband. As for the pot, can you take the liner out and show us the inside? It looks like a US pot given to a 3rd World Military.
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    Post by bond007a1 Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:29 pm

    yes...definately a US liner....not sure yet about the shell

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    Post by bond007a1 Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:39 pm

    the shell is ALMOST reminiscent of my Iraqi helmet shell with the wide lip


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    Post by nkomo Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:46 pm

    Steven,
    Does this helmet look anything like your Israeli paratrooper helmet???? That chin strap looks very familiar. Just can't place it.
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    Post by bond007a1 Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:49 pm

    good question...I will have to go look....


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    Post by Mercenary25 Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:51 pm

    I don't think the liner is US because the straps inside couldn't adjust depth, only can adjust width. Which is uncommon.

    However, I'm getting rid of it soon.


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    Post by Mercenary25 Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:05 pm

    I own a Israel helmet as well, it is no way similar to this helmet. If you look at it carefully, you would notice that it doesn't have seam in front (broken?). It has LC-2 chin straps and cheaply made liner (foreign knock-off?). Basically it is a junk helmet that was used for training purpose. But this helmet is quite mystery.


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    Post by Tuna Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:22 pm

    This doesn't look US. I would say a M1 copy from a nation that stole our designs, Israel, Greece, Belguim, etc, dont quote me on which.
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    Post by Mercenary25 Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:09 am

    I found answer! This is ROK (Republic of Korea) helmet. Smile

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    Post by Guest Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:04 am

    It's a Vietnam practice parachutte helmet used during training I've got one myself
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    Post by Guest Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:07 am

    Someone just added a weird chinstrap and tipical surplus redone liner

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