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Weird M1938 Tanker Helmet whith french radio headset

Article about: Hello I buy yesterday this M1938 US tanker Helmet because of his little price. I know that the radio headset is french and 1968 dated. The helmet looks US made (we can see the size - 7 1/2 -

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    Default Weird M1938 Tanker Helmet whith french radio headset

    Hello

    I buy yesterday this M1938 US tanker Helmet because of his little price. I know that the radio headset is french and 1968 dated.
    The helmet looks US made (we can see the size - 7 1/2 - on leather on the 4th picture).

    My question (two, in fact!)
    1/ is this "grouping" plausible in Africa or other country (in 1968, french tank crew used french helmet)
    2/ does anybody have a elastic strap for the neck shield to sell??

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    Jean Loup

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    Possibly an Israeli combination, they used M38s with headset fitted, and also used a lot of French equipment during this period.
    Steve.

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    That's an idea!

    Do you know how long Tsahal used the M38 helmet? My radio headset is from 1968. It seems late!

    Thank you for your interest!

    Jean Loup

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    Here is a better picture of the comms equipment, to my un educated eye it looks the same. The helmet itself is the Israeli version of the M38, but they did use the US surplus before this variant was manufactured.

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