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British Paratrooper Helmet?

Article about: The paint looks original khaki green paint as used up until 1943/44. But I know what you mean about the yellow rubber, the Dutch I think used yellow rubber post war. The yellow rubber on the

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    The paint looks original khaki green paint as used up until 1943/44. But I know what you mean about the yellow rubber, the Dutch I think used yellow rubber post war. The yellow rubber on the above helmet does look ok.
    Here's a contrast between the yellow rubber & black.
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    I don't think it is Israeli, they used the standard British manufactured MkII para helmet. Some had liners that were not made by BMB, but I don't know for sure if these were made as repalcements in Israel or fitted when purschased (from France I beileive when they decided not to use British kit).

    My 1943 MkII para is Israeli used but is in it's original configuration, below is a picture of the non-BMB liner and Israeli chinstrap, all be it fitted into an M1 helmet, it serves as an example.

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    The main noticeable difference is no stamps or marks.
    The chinstarp does not have the hollow rivet in the ends.

    Another common difference is an oval or cross pad from a MkII Brodie fitted in the crown with an aluminium rivet.
    Steve.

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    Wow thanks for showing that weird one, never seen one like that before. The Danes also used the cruciform pad in the top of there converted P type shells.
    Aaron

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    Hi All,

    Does this MkII para helmet with 3 holes look ok for 70? It's dented. Is it worth restoring? What do you think the approximate age is?

    Cheers,

    Tom.
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    Quote by th467lib View Post
    Hi All,

    Does this MkII para helmet with 3 holes look ok for 70? It's dented. Is it worth restoring? What do you think the approximate age is?

    Cheers,

    Tom.
    I asked the seller if they could tell me what the stamped markings said, but they could not find any
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    OK ta.

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    Quote by Shadwellarmy View Post
    Hi Mates,

    I'm looking into buying this helmet, however Im a bit unsure if its 100% original. The liner itself looks ok with the BMB stamp and dated 1943, but the yellow rubber parts doesnt look right to me.

    In this thread: British paratrooper helmet some of you guys suggest that the dutch or israelis used yellow rubber parts, but does anyone know if this is an original original wwII liner?

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    Cheers!
    Mads
    I would have said in todays market that 200 euro's was a very good price for this. Agreed that restoring the original chinstrap would be pricey and it will always have the third hole in the back, but still a good deal IMO.

    I wonder what the going rate is for a 43 dated liner, 1950's liners are fetching 50, plus it has the chinstrap lugs which I want a set of if anyone has any kicking around.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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