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British MkIII Turtle pattern helmet

Article about: Hello Ade, Here's a post war Turtle given to me by a friend who found it in a garage. Mk IV 1954, manufactured by CCL. Do you know who CCL were? Cheers, Guy.

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    This is my 1944 turtle helmet.
    It has the nut and bolt fastening and the liner can rotate inside the shell. It doesn't fit me because I have a massive head.
    It looks like it's been repainted at some point.

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    A nice standard Mk3 that due to it's long life was repainted, most likely during the 50's into the 60's.

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    The majority of Mk3's produced in there short WW2 service life were painted textured dark brown, but I think the first batches must have been painted textured khaki green as these are so hard to find. It was at about 42/43 that most makes of British helmets were going over to dark brown from the khaki green.
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    Sometime during the 1950's the British army went over to painting there helmets olive drab, so the Mk3's & Mk4's that were produced during the period 1943-46 were repainted this olive drab colour. Some helmets seem to only have been over painted on the outside while leaving the wartime paint & even the wartime liners inside. While others have had the total refurb' with olive drab paint inside & out plus 1950's liner fitted.
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    here's my only mk111 exampleClick image for larger version. 

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    A nice collection of helmets Any chance of some more pics of the Mk3 inside & out plus the Mk2 with the net on.
    Thanks.
    Aaron

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    Nice one James! Nicely displayed as usual.
    Back when it was sunny, (does anybody in the UK remember the sun?) I took a snap of mine.
    I know these things played a significant part in our history, but I have to say that to me they are not very,
    er, "pleasing on the eye."

    Best Regards,

    Andy
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    Best Regards,


    Andy

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    very nice pairing andy, your helmets are always of the highest quality ,i like the dressing pack on your example it puts mine in the shade , i really must get an appropriate period net ,this one has a post war us type but i will aquire one in time ,and hi Aaron no problemo my mk3 example is an arab/israeli war relic from 1948 and also here's my m11 of which i recently stripped down Click image for larger version. 

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    Thanks for reminding me of these, love the way the net has left an imprint on the paint.

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    Thanks for the compliment col james. , but you are being a little modest about your own fine collection.

    Best Regards,

    Andy.
    Best Regards,


    Andy

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    [/SIZE][/COLOR][/CENTER]
    [CENTER][COLOR=#ff8c00][SIZE=3]

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