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    Bulgarian M72 steel helmet

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    Post by PedroPato Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:43 pm

    This is my Bulgarian M72 steel helmet. It seems a derivative of the Italian M33 with a different interior. The shell its not as big as other contemporaneous helmets and sits a bit high in the head.

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    Post by Easy Gee Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:44 pm

    Very nice, I have one like this, to the untrained eye they could well be mistaken for the M33!
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    Post by PedroPato Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:18 pm

    They are still quite affordable in Europe, I got mine in a batch of uniform pieces that I bought.
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    Post by Gulf91 Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:55 am

    Sell for about £10 over here.
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    Post by Easy Gee Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:38 am

    PedroPato wrote:They are still quite affordable in Europe, I got mine in a batch of uniform pieces that I bought.

    Excellent, and I agree they are one of the most affordable Helmets to buy, with the exception of Czech models which are so common and cheap it's unbelievable Smile 
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    Post by PedroPato Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:54 am

    What makes collecting helmets more expensive its the big postage costs. I also have one Czech helmet that its a bit strange, its the large shell size but with the small liner inside.
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    Post by Easy Gee Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:58 pm

    PedroPato wrote:What makes collecting helmets more expensive its the big postage costs. I also have one Czech helmet that its a bit strange, its the large shell size but with the small liner inside.

    I could not agree more, high postage costs generally wipes out any purchases for me, I would be keen to see your other Helmet too Wink 
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    Post by PedroPato Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:27 pm

    This is the Vz53 helmet that I was talking about:
    https://iacmc.forumotion.com/t8779-czechoslovakian-vz-53-steel-helmet
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    Post by Easy Gee Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:46 pm

    PedroPato wrote:This is the Vz53 helmet that I was talking about:
    https://iacmc.forumotion.com/t8779-czechoslovakian-vz-53-steel-helmet

    Very cool, the four point VZ 53 chinstrap version is not so common, this as far as I know was the precursor to the VZ53/80 with the green nylon four point chinstrap.

    There was a model used for fire services too, with a four point chinstrap.

    Thanks for showing,great contribution.


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