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    Iraqi Tanker helmet

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    Post by panzerwerk Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:35 pm

    complete with all the bells and whistles !!

    Not sure of the country of origin.

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    Post by russian142 Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:39 am

    Looks like Soviet. But pads on the head is not so thick, like Soviet.
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    Post by tenewel Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:56 am

    Not sure but did Iraq itself manufacture these? They had quite the industrial complex. My money is on Russian/Soviet.
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    Post by panzerwerk Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:16 am

    I will take pictures of the stamp , there is no OTK stamp anywhere .
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    Post by nkomo Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:49 am

    Hmmmmmm....possibly Czechoslovakian?


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    Post by panzerwerk Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:07 am

    Here are the only markings on the whole thing , all the electronics are sterile no marks at all.
    Maybe your on to something with the Czech thing Arch !

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    Post by russian142 Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:40 am

    Hmm, never seen before something like this.
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    Post by zvez Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:11 am

    Looks like a standard issue warsaw pact tankers helmet to me. I've got one just like it came from Finland.

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    Post by panzerwerk Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:12 am

    Looks like a standard issue warsaw pact tankers helmet to me. I've got one just like it came from Finland.

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    Does yours have the same type of stamp as this one ?
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    Post by Duncan McLain Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:59 am

    Its Polish tankers helmet/cap Polish name "hełmofon". Winter version.

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    http://allegro.pl/helmofon-czolgowy-zimowy-nowy-i1884160750.html
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    Post by panzerwerk Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:06 am

    Thank you Duncan !!! Perfect !!!
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    Post by Duncan McLain Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:48 am

    Smile

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    Post by russian142 Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:59 pm

    And for Russian it's called "shlemofon"
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    Post by zvez Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:48 pm

    I'll dig it out. and check

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    Looks like a standard issue warsaw pact tankers helmet to me. I've got one just like it came from Finland.

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    Does yours have the same type of stamp as this one ?
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    Post by zvez Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:50 pm

    Just checked, mine has the rectangular box stamp type label with cyrillic characters. My guess is your helmet is one of the warsaw pact countries that uses english style letters, I note the manuf date is 1980, but also note that the english style letters are part of your marking, that would seem unlikely for the iraqis to not use arabic. Additionally I'm curious that for the most part, does iraq have a climate that calls for a fur lined winter helmet which is what this is?
    Just speculation on my part.
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    zvez wrote:I'll dig it out. and check

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    Looks like a standard issue warsaw pact tankers helmet to me. I've got one just like it came from Finland.

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    Does yours have the same type of stamp as this one ?
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    Post by Duncan McLain Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:58 pm

    Chris - I write about this stuff some posts before - it's Polish tankers helmet/cap. Winter version Smile
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    Post by panzerwerk Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:40 pm

    Just checked, mine has the rectangular box stamp type label with cyrillic characters. My guess is your helmet is one of the warsaw pact countries that uses english style letters, I note the manuf date is 1980, but also note that the english style letters are part of your marking, that would seem unlikely for the iraqis to not use arabic. Additionally I'm curious that for the most part, does iraq have a climate that calls for a fur lined winter helmet which is what this is?
    Just speculation on my part.
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    Iraq used items purchased from around the world , this helmet came from Iraq ,captured by a friend of mine who was there, yes they wore whatever version they had on hand and bought from many countries , this case , Poland .
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    Post by zvez Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:19 pm

    Don't doubt that in the least. I guess I misunderstood and thought the belief was this was an iraqi made helmet.

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    Just checked, mine has the rectangular box stamp type label with cyrillic characters. My guess is your helmet is one of the warsaw pact countries that uses english style letters, I note the manuf date is 1980, but also note that the english style letters are part of your marking, that would seem unlikely for the iraqis to not use arabic. Additionally I'm curious that for the most part, does iraq have a climate that calls for a fur lined winter helmet which is what this is?
    Just speculation on my part.
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    Iraq used items purchased from around the world , this helmet came from Iraq ,captured by a friend of mine who was there, yes they wore whatever version they had on hand and bought from many countries , this case , Poland .
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    Post by tenewel Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:56 pm

    zvez wrote:Just checked, mine has the rectangular box stamp type label with cyrillic characters. My guess is your helmet is one of the warsaw pact countries that uses english style letters, I note the manuf date is 1980, but also note that the english style letters are part of your marking, that would seem unlikely for the iraqis to not use arabic. Additionally I'm curious that for the most part, does iraq have a climate that calls for a fur lined winter helmet which is what this is?
    Just speculation on my part.
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    zvez wrote:I'll dig it out. and check

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    panzerwerk wrote:
    Looks like a standard issue warsaw pact tankers helmet to me. I've got one just like it came from Finland.

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    Does yours have the same type of stamp as this one ?

    I've frozen my arse off over there enough times that I'd say yes. Cold is a relative term. When you're miserable and no way to warm up, 40 degrees farenheight can be cold. I've had it snow on me a couple of times there (Tikrit) and guys up north near Turkey have been hit by blizzards while on convoy support.

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