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British MkII helmet...Afrika?

Article about: Hi, I can buy this beautiful (in my opinion) MK 2 helmet. The only strange thing is for me the color (pink/sand). In your opinions it can be an early Afrika front helmet? Shell is marked 194

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    All army MKIIs were painted shiny brown inside and out, then a non-reflective khaki was painted over the shiny brown on the outside only.


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    I didn't know this, thanks
    Other opinion?
    Thanks
    partisan

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    Smooth khaki green paint used on a Mk2 No.1 (Manganese steel) for use on the home front.
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    Camouflaged, as of 1939 in an effort to standardize the ARP helmets (Mk2 No.1 manganese steel) were painted black. That's why you see quite a few home front helmets with khaki green inside but have been repainted black on the outside, although not all adhered to this.
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    The all important army Mk2 No.1, smooth khaki green inside, & textured khaki green outside.
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    Then in 1941 they started painting them textured khaki green inside & out, but whether this was just one coat of textured paint over the helmet without the smooth first, I don't know.
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    Thank you very much tinlid, very interesting post!
    But now I'm much confused... Returning to my helmet, what is your idea?

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