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Hungarian "Cold War" Collection 1945 - 1990

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    update:

    picked up my second Hungarian tankers helmet (winter version), this one is dated 1965, size 59-60.
    100% complete, incl. throat-microphone:
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    and current photos of Hungarian tankers - these helmets are still being used since WW2!
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    Last edited by Fabe; 07-01-2014 at 07:57 PM.

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    new stuff (actually lots more, but not enough time to take proper photos):

    Yet another Hungarian M50 helmet - this one is from the 1960's I think, with new-looking riveted (and not stiched) chin-strap:
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    Hungarian para-troopers' folding shovel - black plastic handle (there is a white handle variant also):
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    again some really nice items fabe i notice your tanker helmet is the three crown ribbed type as opposed to four ribs so has more in common with the ww2 period soviet tanker helmet thanks for sharing

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    More new stuff:

    This one is actually a Soviet item (I have some CCCP bits & pieces, but they don't warrant a full thread yet - so I'll display them here):

    Unissued Soviet Navy wheater-proof helmet - factory tag is still present - size 59, date: 1954

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    If anyone has any archived photos of this item is use, do post it here...I couldn't find any.

    THX - Fabe

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    update:

    Another Soviet item (but I'm sure, that used by the Hungarian People's Army as well) - a tanker's headphone with assorted bits in a carrying bag - which is personalised (can't make it out thou'). Russian letters on the bag as well, painted in yellow:

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    It still has a microphone (ususally I see these without it), not sure about its' age... maybe 1960s (?) Anyone knows?

    A nice "it seen some action" item...

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    some recent pick-ups:

    unissued M65 Hungarian winter coat ("Mikádó") - date inside is 1966:
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    unissued M85 Hungarian winter coat ("Mikádó") - date inside is 1985:
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    unissued (factory paper-tag is still attached) M87 tri-colored (Rába) camo-patterned winter-coat - as used by para-troopers and border-guards only - date inside is 1989:
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    ...and a photo from the early 90s, Hungarian para-troopers wearing tri-color (rába) M87 uniform - including the M87 winter-coat:
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    Hungarian parade M50 helmet (pre-1956 revolution) - this is my third parade helmet, but this one has the best looking decal:
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    Finally, some old photos of Hungarian troops from the 1970s, wearing the M65 winter-coat and M70 helmets:
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    Cheers,
    Fabe
    Last edited by Fabe; 09-25-2014 at 01:12 AM.

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    Quote by Fabe View Post
    update:

    my second Hungarian para-trooper's folding shovel (see the other one in this thread) - I got this because it is a nice numbered / matching piece: "71"

    possibly Soviet made...

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    ...and a photo of a Hungarian soilder (fairly recent I think) wearing it:
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    The folding shovel is a Polish made entrenching tool for para- and recce units. Adopted by Polish Army in 1971, still in use up today. Very reliable and handy item, I use such an example when exploring with metal detector (almost indestructible). As regards markings, you can observe letters KT in the circle with number - it refers to "Kontrola Techniczna" - technical control.
    Looking closer to the presented item one can observe that constructors were probably inspired with German WWII folding e-tool (the same shape of shovel blade and solution of the folding mechanism).
    Regards.
    Tomasz.

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    Thanks for that info! Nice to know, that the Hungarian Army is using the same item...


    Quote by Tomasz70 View Post
    The folding shovel is a Polish made entrenching tool for para- and recce units. Adopted by Polish Army in 1971, still in use up today. Very reliable and handy item, I use such an example when exploring with metal detector (almost indestructible). As regards markings, you can observe letters KT in the circle with number - it refers to "Kontrola Techniczna" - technical control.
    Looking closer to the presented item one can observe that constructors were probably inspired with German WWII folding e-tool (the same shape of shovel blade and solution of the folding mechanism).
    Regards.
    Tomasz.

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    superb items fabe now how many m50's do you now own

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    THX James - I just took these pics - 2 helmets are still on the way, so they are not on the photos...
    11 M50 helmets so far - as you can see (on the photo with flash), they are all different colored - the back row 2nd & 3rd helmet has a special brownish-green glossy anti-infrared plastic paint second-coat on top of the regular green.
    In the front row, 2 parade helmets with decals, and an army-base fireman's helmet (with special silver anti-heat paint on top of the green and a "PV" (Polgári Védelem = Civil Defense) helmet with the same kind of paint job.
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    ( German IF8 "Infanterieanhänger" wheel in the backround also )

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