Archive for Helmets

Czech VZ-53 Helmet

Posted in Headwear with tags , on April 21, 2013 by The Dude

800px-Flag_of_CzechoslovakiaThis is the most common of the Warsaw Pact helmets, the Czechoslovakian VZ-53.

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Canadian Mark II Helmet

Posted in Headwear with tags , , , on April 21, 2013 by The Dude

Canadian_Red_Ensign_1868-1921This is a Canadian manufactured example of the British Mark II helmet, issued from 1915 until 1941 when the Mk III was put into production. This example is fitted with an original camouflage net.

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U.S. Vietnam Era M1 Helmet

Posted in Headwear with tags , , , , on April 21, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_StatesThis is an M1 helmet from the second production run in 1966. The camouflage helmet cover is dated 1969. If you sniff inside the helmet you can smell hemp. It doesn’t get more authentic than that.

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French M26 Adrian Helmet

Posted in Headwear with tags , , on April 21, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_FranceOnly used once and then tossed into a ditch along with a Lebel rifle. Ha. I am not a helmet guy but apparently helmets come to live with me.

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British Mark 6 Helmet

Posted in Headwear with tags , on April 21, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomThe Mark 6 became the standard British combat helmet in 1986. It’s made out of “ballistic nylon”. This particular specimen has a DPM (Disruptive Pattern Material) cover in the Temperate pattern.

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3-Piece Luftwaffe Gladiator Helmet

Posted in Headwear with tags , , , on April 19, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a Luftwaffe Civilain Issue Fire Protection Helmet. It was used by the fire fighting and rescue personnel working in the cities as they were being attacked by the Allied heavy bomber offensive.

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Polizei Parade Helmet

Posted in Headwear with tags , , , on April 19, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the standard lightweight parade helmet used by the German Polizei. It’s been nicknamed the tea strainer because of the air holes on either side. There is something dodgy in the liner. I think that someone has replaced the liner with a weird setup.

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