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Unidentified helmet, possible South Korean. Help wanted!

Article about: I got this at the little Brecon militaria fair a few days ago. Some of you may have seen it on the Crown Valley Militaria shop website, listed as something it really isn't at all. That being

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    Default Unidentified helmet, possible South Korean. Help wanted!

    I got this at the little Brecon militaria fair a few days ago. Some of you may have seen it on the Crow Valley Militaria shop website, listed as something it really isn't at all.



    That being said, while I am certain it is not a 'Special Forces' helmet I don't really know what it is. There are no markings of any kind except for a logo pressed into the crown, which I'll come back to later.

    I have checked through a lot of photographs and using what I thought was a clue - the very basic fabric chinstrap with a pop-stud fastener at one end - I feel that it could well be a South Korean commercial model, and from the black finish one aimed at police or other civil organisations rather than the military. I certainly have photos of South Korean helmets - unfortunately not properly identified - which have an almost identical chinstrap.

    The 'para'-type nape pad which is fixed to the liner straps with a little slot in the pad itself also seems characteristic of a South Korean commercial product.

    The only marking is in the crown, a sort of clock-face logo divided into 12 rectangles, which has '03' in the centre, and a tiny dot in the second sector round from 12, which may mean February. Therefore February 2003 ? There's also a L for large (probably) and a 1, which could mean anything.

    Apart from these educated guesses - which could to totally wrong! - I've no idea what this really is. Can someone help?

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    Last edited by Greg Pickersgill; 08-23-2016 at 07:55 PM.

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