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Unknown WW2 Helmet

Article about: by Ben Evans We used to have to tie strips of sandbag to ours for cam and to break up the outline of the helmet, it looked like a sandbag wig, only problem is for a laugh the lads used to li

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    Hey everyone. I just got this helmet from a friend of mine. He owed me money and he knew I had a soft spot for ww2 military items. I can't find any markings on the helmet and I'm not even sure it's real. Let me know if I might've overlooked something and maybe extend my knowledge on this.

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    British, known as a 'turtle shell'. Used in 1945 and post-war.
    Looks to have been painted green over black.

    You may find some info on the liner straps.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    I've checked and all I can find is only the size. The liner came out pretty easy, but I didn't see anything under there either.

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    Try looking for stamp marks in the steel around the chinstrap area. They may be faint due to the paint covering them. They may be in different places too.
    It's a "turtle shell" as Walkwolf said, yours was possibly made around 1945, but I think it would have been made much later, at a guess 1950's and it is unlikely it saw service in WW2.
    If the deal was that it is a WW2 helmet, he still owes you money I think!

    Andy

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    Is that black or dark green on the inside.

    My earlier example is a dark green from the factory.

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    Horrible helmets, I was first issued one when I first joined up lol not very comfy or practical!
    Ben

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    Quote by Ben Evans View Post
    Horrible helmets, I was first issued one when I first joined up lol not very comfy or practical!

    And they have to be right up there in the "ugly as sin" competition. What a horrible looking design.

    Andy

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    Oh yes too true lol
    Ben

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    And they have to be right up there in the "ugly as sin" competition. What a horrible looking design.

    Andy

    Then again, if you slap a bit of make-up on the ugly bugger...........

    Andy
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    We used to have to tie strips of sandbag to ours for cam and to break up the outline of the helmet, it looked like a sandbag wig, only problem is for a laugh the lads used to light the rear of it whilst on parade (if wearing them) and you would end up with a hot flaming mass on your head lol
    Ben

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