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Article about: Aaron is right - this is post WWII Greek helmet http://www.helmy.w8w.pl/grecki%20wz.MkII.htm Piotrek

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    i think this is a british helmet? has no marking from what i can see

    cheers

    rory
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    I think the shell is South African, because of the 3 holes at the back. I don't know much about the liner/chinstrap, let's see what the others think.

    Nitram

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    The 3 widely spaced holes in the rim are usually only seen on South African made helmet shells.
    Last edited by Jerry B; 04-12-2012 at 05:02 PM.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    i had a feeling it wouldnt be british just didnt look right i had a couple of other british ones, which i sold and at the time i thought i would keep this one as it was in the best condition. would it be ww2 era? cheers guys

    rory

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    It could be, they were used by the British troops in Africa. If memory serves, the holes are made so the soldiers could attach a cloth cover, so they don't get sunburn on the backs of their necks. However the covers were never issued. I don't know anything about their post war use. Check the liner to see if there's any manufacturers info.

    Nitram

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    If you do a forum search there are threads covering the SA helmet and it's history, or so I think.

    Yes, WWII period.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    nitram no there are no markings on the liner or stamps at all it all looks fairly new to be honest?

    and cheers jerry i will have a look

    rory

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    I think it's a WW2 South African MkII but with a post war liner, probably Greek or Israeli.

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    Liner looks Belgian.

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    Andy
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    this thing must have got around?

    cheers

    rory

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