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Article about: by AZPhil When I used my Google Fu. and typed in Japanese leather pilot helmet. They have an image of this same helmet. the link to that site said between wars, but it did not say Japanese.

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    Quote by aussie mick View Post
    Any markings on the strap or the stud fittings ?
    and is that a stamp on the inside ?
    Im not a Japanese expert,but these may help identify it.
    Cheers Mick
    Hi Mick, sorry missed your post above, .. no it seems devoid of any real identifiers, just had a look at the small tag through a "glass" ... definately something written there but it actually looks hand-written? ... looks a kinda mix between Physics symbols and English, ... I think thats due to the small black "mould" dots also on it, I might try and get an extreme close up with the camera ... there is a dark spot inside that roughly aligns with a "rippled" looking patch on the exterior,... but no marks to speak of .. thanks

    ive done a quick search on the web and there seems to be a whole array of styles ,its a nice period piece all the same ,but where used im not entirely sure
    Thanks Col James, Ive had a few attempts but no luck either

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    Found this .... centre button/dome is similar to mine, but rear flap on this one has fur liner and seems to be permantly down...what a hard case ... from NZ 1920's? Click image for larger version. 

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    actually its not a "fur" liner at all is it, and it seems to be the same "felt-like" dun coloured material used in the liner of mine

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    This is the style of stiching and backing and button that I would expect to see for ww2 ERA if not winter?
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    Eric
    [h=3]e plu·ri·bus u·num[/h]

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    Thanks Eric

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    Quote by Kiwi63 View Post
    Thanks Eric
    No prob, just have not ever seen this style used for ww2 as the norm.
    Mine is warm weather use lid.
    [h=3]e plu·ri·bus u·num[/h]

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    Quote by Eric Zentner View Post
    No prob, just have not ever seen this style used for ww2 as the norm.
    Mine is warm weather use lid.
    looks great ... what is the Lake in the portrait photo in your pics above Eric ? .. if you dont mind me asking ... cheers

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    When I used my Google Fu. and typed in Japanese leather pilot helmet.
    They have an image of this same helmet. the link to that site said between wars, but it did not say Japanese.
    Just my 2 centavos!!!
    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Yepper, Phil! That does, indeed, look to be this exact kind of helmet! A shame they're so ambiguous in their identification, though! I'm thinking, in other words, that They didn't know what the heck it was any more than We do!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Quote by Kiwi63 View Post
    looks great ... what is the Lake in the portrait photo in your pics above Eric ? .. if you dont mind me asking ... cheers
    Switzerland in the town of Spiez on lake Thun.
    A place I love to go when I can.

    Eric
    [h=3]e plu·ri·bus u·num[/h]

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