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Link Posted: 11/14/2019 2:40:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By svt40:

Let me help some.

An interesting Vietnam helmet.  WWII shell with the rim missing.  WWII liner.
https://i.imgur.com/XpUnlaD.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/OwoaTYe.jpg

90th Div helmet with a bullet hole in the rear rim I received from my ex-father in law.  Supposed to have been worn by Leonard A. Staak.
https://i.imgur.com/WqnffR1.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/vtYgC4K.jpg
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Nice Texas Oklahoma helmet!
Link Posted: 11/17/2019 2:04:37 PM EDT
Here's an odd one I've had for a long while now.

Remains of the M34 liner inside.


Link Posted: 11/18/2019 10:45:12 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By svt40:
Here's an odd one I've had for a long while now.

Remains of the M34 liner inside.

https://i.imgur.com/puryJCX.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/bv2XFNo.jpg
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What’s the story with those colors?
Link Posted: 11/18/2019 12:22:50 PM EDT
No idea.  But the price was right so I could not pass it up.

I read somewhere it could have been a "referee" for field training exercises.
Link Posted: 11/22/2019 10:38:24 PM EDT
@98kGuy

At the front has a few original items on their Black Friday sale page, not sure if you’re interested in any of it but thought I’d give you the heads up.

https://www.atthefront.com/category-s/12.htm
Link Posted: 11/26/2019 8:11:36 PM EDT
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Some more from my collection

Another ACH 2/44 Air Defense Artillery


A USMC LWH.
Link Posted: 11/26/2019 8:13:27 PM EDT
A MICH with some shrapnel damage to it.


Another ACH.  I typically do not buy them like this (newish) but the 34th is a hard one to find.
Link Posted: 11/26/2019 8:14:44 PM EDT
A Navy ACH.


One of my favorite ACHs.
Link Posted: 11/26/2019 8:17:24 PM EDT
A Soviet refurbed SSh-36.


A little display I had at the local Audie Murphy museum showing the history of the US military combat helmet.
Link Posted: 11/27/2019 11:26:36 AM EDT
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A Soviet refurbed SSh-36.
https://i.imgur.com/HfPkcKj.jpg

A little display I had at the local Audie Murphy museum showing the history of the US military combat helmet.
https://i.imgur.com/e0fi4ox.jpg
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Local museum?

Are you near me in Greenville?
Link Posted: 11/27/2019 12:25:32 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By NoMoAMMO:

Local museum?

Are you near me in Greenville?
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Hmm, the three of us must be pretty close together, I'm in Wylie, so about 40 minutes from Greenville, took the son to the Audie Murphy museum in the spring, we enjoyed it...especially the 98k sniper!

We should get together sometime....
Link Posted: 11/27/2019 1:07:48 PM EDT
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Hmm, the three of us must be pretty close together, I'm in Wylie, so about 40 minutes from Greenville, took the son to the Audie Murphy museum in the spring, we enjoyed it...especially the 98k sniper!

We should get together sometime....
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Originally Posted By NoMoAMMO:

Local museum?

Are you near me in Greenville?
Hmm, the three of us must be pretty close together, I'm in Wylie, so about 40 minutes from Greenville, took the son to the Audie Murphy museum in the spring, we enjoyed it...especially the 98k sniper!

We should get together sometime....
We are going to have fly @Sputnik556 down so he doesn't get left out!
Link Posted: 11/27/2019 1:11:54 PM EDT
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We are going to have fly @Sputnik556 down so he doesn't get left out!
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Originally Posted By NoMoAMMO:
Originally Posted By 98kGuy:
Originally Posted By NoMoAMMO:

Local museum?

Are you near me in Greenville?
Hmm, the three of us must be pretty close together, I'm in Wylie, so about 40 minutes from Greenville, took the son to the Audie Murphy museum in the spring, we enjoyed it...especially the 98k sniper!

We should get together sometime....
We are going to have fly @Sputnik556 down so he doesn't get left out!
That would be awesome, too bad I’m so far away. I’ll just have to live vicariously through you guys.
Link Posted: 11/27/2019 1:21:27 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By NoMoAMMO:

Local museum?

Are you near me in Greenville?
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Yup I live in Greenville.  A lot of the stuff in the military side of the museum is on loan from me.  Was supposed to be a 6 month loan but it's going on 10 years now.
Link Posted: 11/27/2019 1:25:15 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By svt40:

Yup I live in Greenville.  A lot of the stuff in the military side of the museum is on loan from me.  Was supposed to be a 6 month loan but it's going on 10 years now.
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Nice! I'm going to have to get with you in a couple months because I have some stuff to put up there as well that I am slowly finding as I unpack. I have some stuff from Majors Field, and from a local guy who was a B17 pilot in the 306th and some other odds and ends.
Link Posted: 12/1/2019 12:59:42 PM EDT
Some more pics since I have no football to watch today.

Here is a camouflaged M35 German helmet that unfortunately someone dug the adler out of the concrete.


Here is an M42 I bought on ebay.  It was spray painted gloss black.  But under the spray paint was a nice Luftwaffe eagle and blue-gray paint.
Link Posted: 12/1/2019 1:04:41 PM EDT
A US M1938 tanker helmet from the hoard of mint helmets they found in Greece in the mid 90's.  The Polaroid goggles I've had since I was in high school.


Here is an nice Vietnam MP helmet I found last year at, of all places, Omaha's Surplus store in Fort Worth.  It was in the bargain box of Belgian M1 clones for $10.  It had been painted over as well.  But I saw the green chinstrap hardware and and it got me looking.  I then saw what was under the repaint.
Link Posted: 12/1/2019 1:15:54 PM EDT
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Some more modern goodness  When we started to withdraw from Afghanistan a lot of in country helmets came up for sale which is where most of my worn, down and dirty ACH/MICHs came from.  They are much harder to find now.

Some Rakassans 82nd Airborne 3/187


82nd Airborne 2/502
Link Posted: 12/1/2019 1:19:10 PM EDT
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Some 4th Infantry.  Just a note the 4th ID only puts their patch on one side of the helmet.


82nd Airborne 2/320 FA


Another style of USMC LWH.  This one has the early mesh liner while the one I showed with "Murphy" has the later pads.
Link Posted: 12/1/2019 1:35:06 PM EDT
An interesting early 1960's airborne helmet.  This one has the clip on style airborne straps on a late WWII shell.


The liner is the 1955 style with solid OD webbing and no eyelet on the front.  It also started life as a rigger modified airborne liner.


But in 1962 Firestone took a bunch of their rigger modified liners and converted them to the WWII style "factory" made style airborne liner by putting the legs of the A frame under the liner.  They then filled in the old holes with gray epoxy.  No idea why they did this but it's a neat variation.
Link Posted: 12/2/2019 2:00:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By svt40:
Some more modern goodness  When we started to withdraw from Afghanistan a lot of in country helmets came up for sale which is where most of my worn, down and dirty ACH/MICHs came from.  They are much harder to find now.

Some Rakassans 82nd Airborne 3/187
https://i.imgur.com/pLGGfOp.jpg

82nd Airborne 2/502
https://i.imgur.com/QcMbL7R.jpg
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Need to get you some PVS-14,s to fill thise mounts

I started unpacking some today and thought Id a couple as well.

Austrian M1 style helmet
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Canadian UN M1
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Link Posted: 12/2/2019 2:02:36 PM EDT
Israeli modified M1
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French Para helmet
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Brit MK6 with riot/blast shield
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Link Posted: 12/2/2019 2:04:22 PM EDT
Got this from brother in law before he retired
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And the project shelf not counting the project table in the garage!
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Link Posted: 12/2/2019 4:11:02 PM EDT
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I still need to find me a nice honest used Brit helmet, WWII and modern.
Link Posted: 12/2/2019 4:25:04 PM EDT
A Mk6 or 7?
Link Posted: 12/2/2019 6:45:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By NoMoAMMO:
A Mk6 or 7?
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Mk7
Link Posted: 12/2/2019 7:00:42 PM EDT
You and me both
Link Posted: 1/9/2020 12:06:04 PM EDT
Bumping cause i've got one to add once I get some time to take some decent pics
Link Posted: 1/17/2020 3:49:32 AM EDT
I love helmets and have been collecting them since I was a kid back in the ‘60s. The only photos I have handy are of Iraqi helmets that were brought back from Desert Storm in 1991. If there’s any interest I’ll post them here.
Link Posted: 1/17/2020 11:30:16 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Escape_from_NY:
I love helmets and have been collecting them since I was a kid back in the ‘60s. The only photos I have handy are of Iraqi helmets that were brought back from Desert Storm in 1991. If there’s any interest I’ll post them here.
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Yes!
Link Posted: 1/17/2020 1:53:04 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/18/2020 2:12:09 AM EDT
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Iraqi 1991 Desert Storm Militaria



































This last helmet came back from the Invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Link Posted: 1/19/2020 3:17:15 PM EDT
Neat thread!

I just went to the KAF Bazaar today, and talked with one of the vendors, who has a line on old Afghan national Army helmets an such from Kandahar City.

He's got a German M1916 shell with no liner and some damage, and British "Brodie" with a thick coating of black paint, also no liner, and some old Russian pilots helmets stashed at his shop in the city.

I'm trying to get him to bring some of that stuff next week.
Link Posted: 1/20/2020 10:20:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/21/2020 8:18:42 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By NoMoAMMO:
Those belts are cool and not something you see too often.
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Thanks! The Iraqi “Eagle” belts were one of the most desirable Desert Storm bringbacks and were very uncommon.
Link Posted: 2/16/2020 1:48:21 AM EDT
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