thats a Russian jet pilot's inner communications helmet worn inside another helmet, it's not for tankers
Russian GSh-6M communication helmet.
Collect Russia Fire retardant inner communications helmet worn with the GSh-6A High Altitude Pressure Helmet. Soviet Russian
First developed in the early 1960s, GSh-6 series of helmets became the primary helmet for all Soviet and Russian pilots flying at high altitudes up to these days
Last edited by battle gear; 07-08-2011 at 03:07 AM.
Very cool BG, thanks for setting the record straight. The seller was not sure and made the assumption based on the top pads and that it was grouped with a bunch of stuff her got all pre dating 1949 from Russia....fair assumption. All I could find, in my search, was the T-55 tanker helmet, which I knew this was not. Canvase made me thing older, never crossed my mind that it might be an inner liner for a pilots helmet. Not having a forhead pad let me to think it might not be a tankers helmet however.
Thanks again for the info, either way, this is a great addition to the kids collection and I picked up for next to nothing.
Read up on this inner liner a bit last night. Looks like all I need, to make this complete is the $300 plus dollar helmet to put with this $10 liner.........
I also have one of these and it came out of IRAQ, inside the ear cups it has some arabic writing, I cant tell but yours looks like it might also have some arabic writing? could be a souvineer from Iraq
the Iraqi air force also used Russian Mig fighter jets
could of been used during the IRAN - IRAQ WAR back around 1980 - 1988
BG, you very well may be correct as there is some blue ink writting in one of the ear pieces (the seller said it was named) however, I did not inspect this item too close, just snapped a few pix and then tucked it away in a box pending my kids b-day and a few weeks. When we get it out, we'll inspect much closer to make a better determination. I suspect it probably is not from the Iran/Iraq war however as the seller obtained this from a lot that was all German, Russian and Latavian items. We will see, it would be great if it were from the II war.
Thanks again for your help.