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RAC Helmet.

Article about: Hi Fellow Collectors here is an RAC Mark 2 or 3 ? from my collection. I picked this one up from a local surplus a few years ago, as it appears in the photo's, unfortunately the liner is in a

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    Hi Fellow Collectors here is an RAC Mark 2 or 3 ? from my collection.

    I picked this one up from a local surplus a few years ago, as it appears in the photo's, unfortunately the liner is in a poor condition, but it does have a plastic chin cup added, which is obviously not a standard feature, it is possible from memory that this helmet was previously owned by a Royal Marine Commando, I know these were worn in the Falklands conflict. Regards Opex.

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    You are correct in saying the RAC helmets were used by the Royal Marines during the Falklands conflict, i understand they were also used by Royal navy gun crews until about 1990!...
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    The shells with the rivet for fixing the liner were Mk2's, but with more up to date liners whether they were then classed as a Mk3 not sure.

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    Quote by Gunny Hartmann View Post
    You are correct in saying the RAC helmets were used by the Royal Marines during the Falklands conflict, i understand they were also used by Royal navy gun crews until about 1990!...

    Thanks Gunny, I have seen pictures of RN gunners wearing these on-board ship , I'm a bit disappointed the liner is in such a terrible state , the gaffer tape does seem to be holding it all together though !!!

    Thanks as ever

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    Quote by tinlid View Post
    The shells with the rivet for fixing the liner were Mk2's, but with more up to date liners whether they were then classed as a Mk3 not sure.

    Thanks tinlid I appreciate your comments and the confirmation, I was not to sure if model would be classed as a Mk3.

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    Quote by Opex View Post
    Thanks Gunny, I have seen pictures of RN gunners wearing these on-board ship , I'm a bit disappointed the liner is in such a terrible state , the gaffer tape does seem to be holding it all together though !!!

    Thanks as ever
    Even with the damaged liner it's an interesting helmet to have!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    Seeing they offer very little ballistic protection it seems a strange choice for Marines.

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    Here's a couple of pics of the helmet in use.
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    Yes used by the Navy for many years as previously discussed where a lower degree of protection was required.

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