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    M80? Helmet-Airforce/Navy??

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    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:50 am

    Have had around 6-7 of these over the years(kept 4)and never seen a grey one before and also never seen one with the sweatband stamped with the Iraqi MOD stamp so quite chuffed with this one.


    Now have a black,green,grey and desert coloured one.


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    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:42 pm

    Yes the Iraqi Property mark on the sweatband is very unusual indeed!!!!

    Not seen a Grey one before either, not too sure if it is Airforce or Navy,either way cool lid Mate!

    But with all my examples ,yours has the usual Arabic script scrawled inside...some with capitalists, and the west in general, blah de blah!!!
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    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:21 pm

    Wasnt actively looking for another but must say I like it due to the different colour and its complete as well which is a bonus.
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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:24 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:Wasnt actively looking for another but must say I like it due to the different colour and its complete as well which is a bonus.


    You can never have enough of these lids, each one is so unique!
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    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:28 pm

    I want one of the other types with the beaded type rim but dont see them that often and when I do they go for more than I am prepared to pay for one Evil or Very Mad
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    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:51 am

    Gulf91 wrote:I want one of the other types with the beaded type rim but dont see them that often and when I do they go for more than I am prepared to pay for one Evil or Very Mad


    Yeah I know what you mean, they do seem to fetch good cash,I have one but as with most it's missing the beading Wink
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    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:28 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:
    Gulf91 wrote:I want one of the other types with the beaded type rim but dont see them that often and when I do they go for more than I am prepared to pay for one Evil or Very Mad


    Yeah I know what you mean, they do seem to fetch good cash,I have one but as with most it's missing the beading Wink

    Seems to be a common thing then?

    Have seen them without the bead but steered clear.
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    Post by Jugosloven on Wed May 01, 2013 12:16 am

    These helmets actually were made in Jordan for Iraq under military contract. Yes this is air force helmet because I have the complete web gear set and helmet with exact tags. These arent as common as they once were but many have the tags and prints just worn off the helmet.
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    Post by Easy Gee on Wed May 01, 2013 1:13 pm

    Jugosloven wrote:These helmets actually were made in Jordan for Iraq under military contract. Yes this is air force helmet because I have the complete web gear set and helmet with exact tags. These arent as common as they once were but many have the tags and prints just worn off the helmet.


    Very interesting information, I had no idea these helmets were produced in Jordan, I always assumed they were South korean in origin!!!

    Many thanks
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    Post by Gulf91 on Wed May 01, 2013 1:23 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:
    Jugosloven wrote:These helmets actually were made in Jordan for Iraq under military contract. Yes this is air force helmet because I have the complete web gear set and helmet with exact tags. These arent as common as they once were but many have the tags and prints just worn off the helmet.


    Very interesting information, I had no idea these helmets were produced in Jordan, I always assumed they were South korean in origin!!!

    Many thanks

    You and me both Gary,was always under the assumption that they were South Korean made.
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    Post by Gulf91 on Mon May 06, 2013 1:21 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:
    Gulf91 wrote:I want one of the other types with the beaded type rim but dont see them that often and when I do they go for more than I am prepared to pay for one Evil or Very Mad


    Yeah I know what you mean, they do seem to fetch good cash,I have one but as with most it's missing the beading Wink

    A complete one on its way Wink
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    Post by Easy Gee on Tue May 07, 2013 2:58 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:
    Easy Gee wrote:
    Gulf91 wrote:I want one of the other types with the beaded type rim but dont see them that often and when I do they go for more than I am prepared to pay for one Evil or Very Mad


    Yeah I know what you mean, they do seem to fetch good cash,I have one but as with most it's missing the beading Wink

    A complete one on its way Wink


    Nice one, I look forward to seeing that one Mate,got the rim on it? Wink
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    Post by Gulf91 on Tue May 07, 2013 3:00 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:
    Gulf91 wrote:
    Easy Gee wrote:
    Gulf91 wrote:I want one of the other types with the beaded type rim but dont see them that often and when I do they go for more than I am prepared to pay for one Evil or Very Mad


    Yeah I know what you mean, they do seem to fetch good cash,I have one but as with most it's missing the beading Wink

    A complete one on its way Wink


    Nice one, I look forward to seeing that one Mate,got the rim on it? Wink

    Complete with rim and looks to be in very good condition so cannot wait for it to arrive(fingers crossed).

    Only think missing now is an Iraqi PASGT but am not actively searching for one Wink
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    Post by bolo on Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:44 am

    the higher quality M80's were mfg in South Korea, but some of the later inferior quality models like the ones with the cheap rubber bumper around the edge were most likely made by Iraq or Jordon

    many were made by South Korea for export and some were locally produced but of lower quality construction which is easy to identify just by the crude quality.

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