that is very interesting opex ,almost like a cookie cutter pattern ,mine certainly has nothing remotely like this on it apart from the thick textured paint that is , im intrigued now why mine hasnt got the marking and my theory is due to it being unissued as yours looks issued ,thanks for sharing and hopefully a member will chime in to help ,regards james
one of mine is unissued and has no stamped marking, but it does have a hand written arabic number 4 marked inside for some reason?
maybe it was a way of marking it has been inspected or quality control mark?
from observation with other militaria collectables, I think these helmets will become more scarce or valuable to future collectors, they may seem easy to get now but thats how it always is at first, the Saddam regime is history, and they no longer manufacture this helmet
these are not available in large quantities like surplus helmets, most have been brought back by individual soldiers as souvineers.
James super design of shelving and very effective as you pointed out for displaying the liners,good idea buddy
BG, very good point and it is nice to have real bring backs in anyone's collection, I have one that has a good provenance of how it came to these shores, my others are unknown but equally must have been brought back to the UK by British soldiers serving in Iraq.