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Article about: hi guys would it be possible to tell me what age/date of this helmet net could be is it British WW2 ? thanks in advance for any info

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    Question Help with helmet net

    hi guys



    would it be possible to tell me what age/date of this helmet net could be is it British WW2 ?



    thanks in advance for any info
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    Aarons the best to ask Nick,should have added it to his existing thread,under ww2 British/canadian nets etc......I.M.H.O.........regards Jake.PS looks the part thou.

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    cheers Jake

    didn't think about that maybe it could be moved to there by a mod ?

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    This type of net was used during WW2, but there is also a net which is very similar made by the Dutch post war for their M53. If the size is 16"x 16" then it's got a good chance of being WW2, if 18"x 18" could be WW2 or post.
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    just measured it & with out stretching it too much its roughly 16" x 16"

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    Should be a WW2 one, the 16" nets fitted the Mk2 & all the other British helmets until the arrival of the Mk3 which was bigger.The Mk3 gave overall better protection by 12% than the Mk2, against horizontal missiles by 15%, & vertical missiles by 11%. So in 43/44 the nets had to be bigger, which made them also fit the US M1. I think the smaller 16" nets might have been discontinued about then but I'm not 100% sure. You can get an early woven net & the 16" knotted nets to fit an Mk3 but it's a bit of a struggle.

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    thanks for that info tinlid

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