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Posted: 9/5/2009 5:16:27 AM EST
27th Oct 1972 Liner with steel pot for 20 bucks.I need to get a mitchell cover .IDK if this is considered one. Maybe someone can chime in. Post some of your "Hard Hats"



Link Posted: 9/5/2009 5:22:40 AM EST
Nice helmet....It brings back some menories.
Link Posted: 9/5/2009 5:24:37 AM EST
I've still got mine that CIF didn't want when we traded out for the original Kevlars.

Link Posted: 9/5/2009 6:58:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/5/2009 6:59:05 AM EST by PreMDMatt]
The night vision thread has a topic on this very thing.
Link Posted: 9/6/2009 5:30:20 AM EST
Cheed it out but those are pretty much low drag helmets and not GI or mil. Dunno kinda like comparing a bike hemet to a motorcycle helmet. Anyone else have some GI hard hats
Link Posted: 9/6/2009 7:28:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By lafmedic1:
Cheed it out but those are pretty much low drag helmets and not GI or mil. Dunno kinda like comparing a bike hemet to a motorcycle helmet. Anyone else have some GI hard hats


unless you plan to get shot at or dodge IEDs, the "bike" helmets are far more comfortable and lighter weight, a major plus when you have heavy optics on it. it's meant for bump protection.


and make that comparison to these guys:





http://www.southcom.mil/AppsSC/images/uploads/0III0I1219934382.jpg
Link Posted: 9/6/2009 8:38:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By IShootPics:
Originally Posted By lafmedic1:
Cheed it out but those are pretty much low drag helmets and not GI or mil. Dunno kinda like comparing a bike hemet to a motorcycle helmet. Anyone else have some GI hard hats


unless you plan to get shot at or dodge IEDs, the "bike" helmets are far more comfortable and lighter weight, a major plus when you have heavy optics on it. it's meant for bump protection.


and make that comparison to these guys:

http://photos.specwar.info/special_forces/US_Navy_SEALs/training_p07.jpg

http://www.americanspecialops.com/images/photos/navy-seals/seals-vbss.jpg

http://www.southcom.mil/AppsSC/images/uploads/0III0I1219934382.jpg


Dude, quit trying to derail this guys thread, who cares what they would say when that's not what the thread is about.
Link Posted: 9/7/2009 2:58:30 AM EST
Not upset or anything. Just hoping some other guys had pics of M1 steel pots , German Pots and nam issue helmets. Not disputing the use of light head protection for fast action guys .
Link Posted: 9/7/2009 8:07:38 AM EST
Two things..
1) We used to have a "million" of the steel pots in the Navy, they were painted red and put in Repair Lockers for Damage Control evolutions. They all went to DRMO (I guess) after we switched to Firefighter head gear.

2) I would guess that some of the HSLD helmets COULD be made from Kevlar and provide some protection from bullets or fragments. Different missions, different needs.
Link Posted: 9/7/2009 8:27:04 AM EST
Placeholder for a few of mine
Link Posted: 9/7/2009 8:34:20 AM EST
not really looking at the tactical side. Im not going to wear this unless Commissar comes to town with arty. Just cool to sit on the book shelf. Anyone put the bicycle inner tube on thiers?
Link Posted: 9/7/2009 9:54:53 AM EST
Originally Posted By lafmedic1:
not really looking at the tactical side. Im not going to wear this unless Commissar comes to town with arty. Just cool to sit on the book shelf. Anyone put the bicycle inner tube on thiers?


you're kinda in the wrong section

Are you looking for info where to buy one or just looking for pics of people's convo pieces?
Link Posted: 9/7/2009 10:01:05 AM EST
Said gear and more on the title. . Is there a section for militaria? Looking to see some infantry helmets. Not trying to start a flame war.
Link Posted: 9/7/2009 10:32:13 AM EST
Originally Posted By lafmedic1:
Said gear and more on the title. . Is there a section for militaria? Looking to see some infantry helmets. Not trying to start a flame war.


wasnt trying to be crass, I just come across that way not really any specific spot for militaria and olther collectibles. Good idea for another General subforum though.
Link Posted: 9/7/2009 5:46:15 PM EST
Who do I talk to to get a Militaria forum started. Would make my upcoming membership all the sweeter
Link Posted: 9/8/2009 7:10:12 AM EST
Sorry, I actually use mine.




Kevlar, upgraded to 3point, NVG mount and MC cover.

I have the bike helmet mod as well, but no current pics.
Link Posted: 9/8/2009 8:44:18 AM EST
Sweet set up does it pull your head more forward with the mount down or does it have a batt pack to counter the weight.
Link Posted: 9/8/2009 8:53:27 AM EST
Ice Hockey Helmet FTW

Link Posted: 9/9/2009 4:16:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By lafmedic1:
Sweet set up does it pull your head more forward with the mount down or does it have a batt pack to counter the weight.


the kevlar is evened out by the weight of the helmet and the 3 point.

My skate board helmet is balanced in the back with about 20 230gn .45 lead slugs in a ziplock secured in a single pistol pouch. It works just fine....
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 2:34:59 PM EST
My take on the lightweight helmet. I took a Protech skate helmet painted it and installed the new four point harness.




Link Posted: 9/9/2009 7:14:24 PM EST
Couple of old Old German ones?


Me and my daughter at Camp Mabry doing a veteran's battle.



Link Posted: 9/9/2009 7:24:59 PM EST
Pouty lips cause its time to get off the bike.

Link Posted: 9/11/2009 3:45:13 AM EST
LOL nice partner. Is your helmet original? I see a lot of them for reenactors.
Link Posted: 9/11/2009 5:34:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/11/2009 6:51:17 PM EST
Yeah, both of these are origonal shells, with reproduction liners and chinstraps.

I have an origional "find" that I dug up in Koln Germany, back in 1992, I'll post up some pics soon.
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 9:59:48 AM EST
I like the chicken wire and camo design
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 10:01:16 AM EST
Mitchel pattern is reversible from green to a brown camo. getting harder and harder to come by.
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 11:44:21 AM EST


I have always wondered about using one of those, especially with a visor.
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 7:21:11 PM EST


A few more, including my "find" while walking the woods in Koln, Germany.
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 7:23:30 PM EST


Something modern, my RBR Mach 1 Level 3
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:50:47 AM EST
wow albatross. Looks like your man cave is good to go.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 7:17:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By lafmedic1:
wow albatross. Looks like your man cave is good to go.



Dude you have no idea. Maybe I can post up some pics of that room sometime.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 7:51:42 PM EST
Placeholder here.

I have a few. A refurbed M1 of WWII vintage. A Vietname-era paratrooper helmet (but with a modern paratrooper chin strap). A late-80s PASGT. And my newest: an XL ACH with a Woodland MARPAT cover. I knew some Marines were using the ACH, but I had no idea the cover was available. And, yes, it is a real one––EGA is in the pattern.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 9:22:09 AM EST
Cool cant wait
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