This 201 was given to me in Israel, I was in two minds whether to run the gauntlet of bringing back through security, but on closer look it had some features that made it a bit unusual.
The shell is older and has had a liner re-fitted. The paint/texture has been re-applied on the outer shell and it looks like new rivets fitted, this would point to a factory refurb rather than a repair. The front and back foam pads have been removed, or at least not refitted.
It has the original Rabintex green label, date as 01 29, I can’t confirm it but I think that would be week 29 of 2001
There is a new white label placed over the original white part number label, the roughly translates as “ Helmet Civil Defence Model B”. Civil Defence in this case is not ARP, ‘put that light out’, settlements (predominantly in the occupied territories) have residents that provide an additional security role within the settlement, these are armed and supplied by the army and mapped into the command and control network. The Model B, I think is likely Grade B for non-combat use….a bit of supposition but I have run it by others.
There is also a stamp on the liner band, this reads something along the lines “Checked that there is no ammunition” and a name of Yismach Lahav , it seems a bit over officious that someone would have their own stamp made, I though it may be a settlement name but came up with nothing. I have no idea how official this is, but it may relate to how it is controlled in a civilian environment.