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Article about: I bought this Russian helmet last year. I'm not sure if its ww2 (which i doubt) or where it is from. I bought this from a disabled Vietnam veteran for 20\\$ knowing it wasn't from WW2 (even th

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    I bought this Russian helmet last year. I'm not sure if its ww2 (which i doubt) or where it is from. I bought this from a disabled Vietnam veteran for 20$ knowing it wasn't from WW2 (even though he insisted it was) but i just couldn't not buy it from him. So if there is anything you guys could tell me about it, it would be very much appreciated!
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    Hello,

    Not soviet helmet.
    Polish?, Hungary?

    Marc

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    Thank you, I will start to do more research on it. I will look up polish and Hungarian helmets.

    Thanks again!

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    czech .............

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    I did some eesearch , M53 Czech helmet I think ...

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    it is a Czech m53

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    Thank you guys for the help! Now I know what it is

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    heres some more info, the Czech M53 helmet was exported in very large numbers to other countries, Egypt & middle east countries received a large supply of these

    Ive also seen several Vietnam war bring backs that were Czech M53's, the North Vietnamese used lots of the Czech M53 helmets

    3 NVA Steel Helmets (Battle Damaged) - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums

    check out these battle damaged helmets brought back form the Vietnam war, there is a Czech M53 with some battle damage

    NVA Steel Helmets - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums

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    Cool, i just bought one too, i thought that it was russian and felt ripped off when i learned that it was czech.. But i see that those helmet have seen quite some action too, that makes me feel better. Now i wonder if i should get an original russian one, or if this (still communist) clone is a worthy representative for the cold war... Any opinions on that ?
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    Quote by danhashman View Post
    Cool, i just bought one too, i thought that it was russian and felt ripped off when i learned that it was czech.. But i see that those helmet have seen quite some action too, that makes me feel better. Now i wonder if i should get an original russian one, or if this (still communist) clone is a worthy representative for the cold war... Any opinions on that ?
    the Czech helmet you just bought on ebay with green nylon straps is a very late manufacture model, too late for use in the Vietnam war, but could of been used in later conflicts in the middle east like in Iraq or Desert Storm

    thats why I like the earlier models, they are more interesting because they could have been used in other wars like Vietnam, I collect Vietnam era, the late models are not as interesting because they are more common and made too late to have seen much action, so they are not as interesting to me

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