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Bizarre M16/17 with face cage

Article about: G'day, I have no info and where or when this helmet came from, it was posted on a FB page I'm a member of.... Has anyone seen such a thing before? Thankyou in advance.

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    G'day,
    I have no info and where or when this helmet came from, it was posted on a FB page I'm a member of....

    Has anyone seen such a thing before?

    Thankyou in advance.
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    an early hockey mask. Lol

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    We've thrown around all sorts of "theories".... Wicket keepers helmet, a mount for really early Night vision....even a bayonet fencing mask

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    Mad Max movie prop...???

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    Gladiator helmet

    Whatever is is its not only the cage, but looks like the brim was cut back and the lugs changed as well

    Michael
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    I think that whatever it is, it's kind a Cool
    gregM
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    myself around.

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    Your right there, the whole lid has been modified....but I can't see any advantage to a soldier wearing this, a sniper would find it difficult to aim in the prone or even crouching position, it would restrict your head movement......could it be a post war modified shell by a farmer? But again, what for

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    Soldiers fighing helmet for after a few to many drinks they can have a little biffo with each other

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    Just a guess but perhaps some sort of training aid-the mesh barrier is not capable of stopping anything that could do damage on a battlefield but a fair deal of work's been done on it-practicing hand to hand combat with clubs, maces etc ?

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    Could well be, but it's got me scratching my head....it's almost medieval

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