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Iraqi Composite Helmets

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    Hi Fellow Collectors, here's a few of my Iraqi used Composite helmets ranging from the M-80, M-90, M-80/03, all used in conflict. These are one of my favourite "war trophy" type collectables.Most if not all have Arabic script, and the Iraqi Army Property mark. Feel free to comment, I welcome all discussion,Opex.

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    This Model is missing the original chinstrap,and as a result has a Jundi cloth strap replacement.

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    Painted chinstrap parts.

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    Iraqi Republican Guard Model, with remnants of overpainted I.R.G Red unit insignia.

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    M-90, this one is missing the rubber protection on the rim, which is a common factor on these Helmets, note the poor quality webbing and sweatband, these were produced in Iraq unalike the M-80.

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    opex i was thinking of you today if you dont mind. i came across two kevlar australian camo covers.

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    Iraqi produced M80/03 with original camouflaged netting attached, note the quality of the fittings was very poor at this stage of this helmets evolution. Red plastic sweatband, and chinstrap fastening especially. I have discovered an Iraqi manufactures mark, on the shell, which appears to be a stylised star.

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    And finally a nice clear example of the Iraqi Army Property Mark.

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    And an example of the Arabic script written on the internal webbing, as before most if not all have this type of Jundi script.

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    Another nice collection you've got there Opex, a friend who fought in the first gulf war brought one of the Iraqi produced versions with the flat rivets back, i can only comment on the one i've seen and handled but i thought it was a piece of junk, it was as shoddy as hell and i bet it's ballistic protection properties are pretty low!..
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    Quote by Gunny Hartmann View Post
    Another nice collection you've got there Opex, a friend who fought in the first gulf war brought one of the Iraqi produced versions with the flat rivets back, i can only comment on the one i've seen and handled but i thought it was a piece of junk, it was as shoddy as hell and i bet it's ballistic protection properties are pretty low!..
    Hi Gunny, yes the M-90's quality is absolutely atrocious, the shell material is very brittle and feels like some form of hardened plastic
    ( Corlon is a material I believe is connected to Iraqi helmets ????).

    I have been informed of horrific stories of Iraqi troops receiving fatal head injuries due to the poor ballistic qualities of all the Iraqi used helmets, not that I would want to personally discover the ballistic properties of these helmets, I quite like my head the way it is!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for looking Gunny, as ever much appreciated input.

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    "opex i was thinking of you today if you dont mind. i came across two kevlar australian camo covers"



    Haha, no I don't mind you thinking of me,in fact it's quite flattering, and the covers sound intriguing too !

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