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Resistall Goggles Despatch Rider ?

Article about: Morning gents I am considering adding these goggles to my collection to display with my Canadian Dispatch Riders helmet but all the literature I can find refer to them as aviator goggles. I

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    Nice mint one that is still in the box. Thanks for showing it. I'm assuming the fur lined ones generally would be used in aircraft because of the freezing temperatures at the high altitudes .
    Thanks mark, I sold a mint/unused tankers helmet and got this one instead because although I like mint examples I really like items that had seen actual service use like this helmet has. I have seen a number photos of Canadian tankers using this type helmet also. I wasn't a tanker so I wonder what that G15 stands for, Ray

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    Sorry Ray cant help you there but I should make a correction to my previous post the actual designation was the US M-6 crash helmet not the M-38 as I previously posted the Canadian designation for this crash helmet was ( Helmet, Crash, Tank, USA Pattern or A15650 )
    These were preferred in some theater of operations such as Italy and North West Europe over the RAC ,Steel Mk I (Helmet, Steel, No. 4)
    As there resemblance to the German M-38 Fallschirmjaeger helmet was quite striking and could very easily be mistaken at a distance or under adverse conditions.

    Regards Mark

    PS. I also prefer my helmets a little salty and field worn and would have very likely did the same if I had the opportunity
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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    I looked this up after you mentioned the Canadian helmet. Interesting info on Canadian tankers helmets. So staying on the original topic about Resistal goggles and not change the subject to tankers helmets
    . It looks like the tanker in the first photo might be wearing Resistal goggles with his Canadian helmet. Also further on, you see the US type tanker helmets being worn, Ray
    Canadian Second World War Tank Helmets | MilArt

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    Thanks for the link Ray some interesting images and info there I have been on the hunt for that particular style of Resistal goggles with the large rubber face seals for some time they are hard to come by.

    Regards Mark K
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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    Mark here's another good link to view Canadian Dispatch helmets. If you click on an image to enlarge it you can also click on the "visit the page" link to see the post about it..

    I enlarged the 1st photo of the Canadian in the Canadian tankers helmet link, and he is wearing M-38 Resistal goggles same ones as I have on my tankers helmet, Ray

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    Hi Mark and Scout,

    Started a new thread on Canadian Dust Goggles.

    WWII Canadian Dust Goggles a.k.a "Rommel Goggles"


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