Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Mk3. Khaki green.

Article about: A good condition Mk3 with factory textured khaki green paint, so probably made 43/44. The shell is an BMB, date/maker name hard to read due to the textured paint, the liner is dated 1943 &am

  1. #1
    ?

    Default Mk3. Khaki green.

    A good condition Mk3 with factory textured khaki green paint, so probably made 43/44.
    The shell is an BMB, date/maker name hard to read due to the textured paint, the liner is dated 1943 & was made by CCL.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ww2britishhelmets 5970_1440x1080.jpg 
Views:	45 
Size:	201.5 KB 
ID:	824239   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ww2britishhelmets 5969_1440x1080.jpg 
Views:	54 
Size:	245.4 KB 
ID:	824238  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ww2britishhelmets 5980_1440x1080.jpg 
Views:	43 
Size:	192.5 KB 
ID:	824237   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ww2britishhelmets 5979_1440x1080.jpg 
Views:	49 
Size:	208.4 KB 
ID:	824236  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ww2britishhelmets 5978_1440x1080.jpg 
Views:	60 
Size:	189.7 KB 
ID:	824235   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ww2britishhelmets 5976_1440x1080.jpg 
Views:	48 
Size:	196.4 KB 
ID:	824234  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ww2britishhelmets 5975_1440x1080.jpg 
Views:	38 
Size:	200.6 KB 
ID:	824233   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ww2britishhelmets 5966_1440x1080.jpg 
Views:	37 
Size:	160.7 KB 
ID:	824240  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ww2britishhelmets 5973_1440x1080.jpg 
Views:	46 
Size:	296.0 KB 
ID:	824241  

  2. #2

    Default

    Hi Aaron, that's a nice clean MKIII "turtle". I really must get myself one just like that sooner or later as it is what my granddad said he wore on D-DAY! Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

  3. #3

    Default

    I just don't get these paint schemes at all,if mk2's were being painted brown from 1941 onwards how comes these mk3's in 1943/44 were painted in khaki,which is exactly what the early mk2's had,before switching,surely if mk2's of the same period were having brown paint applied why was the exception made for this new style of Helmet,sorry its just one of those oddities I simply do not understand,lovely Textured mk3 by the way Aaron,don't see them often looking like this great example,a keeper for sure.
    With Regards Jake.

  4. #4
    SMP
    SMP is offline
    ?

    Default

    Quote by ruddersrangers44 View Post
    I just don't get these paint schemes at all,if mk2's were being painted brown from 1941 onwards how comes these mk3's in 1943/44 were painted in khaki,which is exactly what the early mk2's had,before switching,surely if mk2's of the same period were having brown paint applied why was the exception made for this new style of Helmet,sorry its just one of those oddities I simply do not understand,lovely Textured mk3 by the way Aaron,don't see them often looking like this great example,a keeper for sure.
    As far as I know the switch to brown paint occurred sometime in 1943, which is the reason you can find some late MKIIs in factory brown, and some early MKIIIs in factory green. There was an overlap when MKII and MKIII helmets were both being made at the same time.
    After this time all MKIIIs and re-furbished MIIs were painted brown.

  5. #5
    SMP
    SMP is offline
    ?

    Default

    Very nice MKIII Aaron !

  6. #6

    Default

    Indeed, very nice.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Had good advice? Saved money? Why not become a Gold Club Member, just hit the green "Join WRF Club" tab at the top of the page and help support the forum!

  7. #7
    ?

    Default

    So far I've only managed to see an Mk2 in khaki green up to 1942, but due to the textured paint on the inside from 1941 it's very hard to see the date/maker names.
    The dark brown Mk2 made by EC&Co with the date to the left is not readable.
    I don't think I've seen an HSDR in dark brown until 1944.
    Thanks for the comments.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC_0040.jpg 
Views:	33 
Size:	100.4 KB 
ID:	824348   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	HELMET BANK 4 794_1280x853.jpg 
Views:	31 
Size:	173.4 KB 
ID:	824349  


  8. #8
    ?

    Default

    A lovely Mk III Aaron and I am guessing this one is destined for your shelf being the imaculate condition of this example.

    Regards Mark
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

  9. #9
    ?

    Default

    Yes, it's in really good condition this one, so will stay around for quite awhile.

  10. #10
    ?

    Default

    You know my mailing address if you ever run out of room to display it

    Regards Mark
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Blanco - Khaki Green No. 3 (late war - 1944/45)

    In Field equipment, kit and other
    01-06-2015, 07:20 PM
  2. Blanco - Khaki Green No. 3 (late war - 1944/45)

    In Field equipment, kit and other
    12-03-2014, 06:40 PM
  3. 07-05-2014, 10:40 PM
  4. khaki green and dark brown.

    In Historical figurines and scale models
    11-21-2012, 09:30 AM
  5. 09-25-2012, 07:13 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •