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British crash helmet with Polish insignia - opinions needed

Article about: Hello, What do you think about this helmet? I've never had one like this but judging from the photos it seems to be ok. Iíll be very grateful for any opinion and comment. Best regards Maciek

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    Default British crash helmet with Polish insignia - opinions needed

    Hello,
    What do you think about this helmet? I've never had one like this but judging from the photos it seems to be ok.
    Iíll be very grateful for any opinion and comment.
    Best regards
    Maciek

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    Default Re: British crash helmet with Polish insignia - opinions needed

    I believe this is an early WW2 tank helmet.

    Gary J.

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    Default Re: British crash helmet with Polish insignia - opinions needed

    Now, thats an odd one - I like it!

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    Hi Maciek,

    I found this photograph of Generals Sikorski and Klimecki attending 1st Armoured Division exercises in Scotland, thought that it might be of interest

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    Best wishes

    Andrzejku

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    Default Re: British crash helmet with Polish insignia - opinions needed

    Looks like the same helmet shell outline, but with a different chin strap and without the leather pad on the outside.

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    Default Re: British crash helmet with Polish insignia - opinions needed

    Here are some previous threads on RAC crash helmets with great contributions from Tinlid and Reneblacky. The Polish insignia certainly looks period to me, however, I have not been able to find any wartime images with the crest on

    Crash Helmet RAC

    https://www.warrelics.eu/forum/helme...-helmet-12463/

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    The pic kindly provided by Andrzejku shows the French M35 armoured issue helmet:

    Francia carros mļ 35

    The helmet shown at the start of this thread is original, but the key here is the insignia. I think I would like an in hand inspection to be sure. Polish helmet insignias are widely faked.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Many thanks for all your posts. I'm unable to inspect the insignia unfortunatelly.
    Regards
    Maciek

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    Hi Maciek,

    I have also come across this photograph from the Army Museum in Warsaw the display containing the Uniforms of General Broni Sikorski and General Brygady Klimecki, what is of interest is the Helmet on display, I hope that you like it.

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    Best wishes

    Andrzejku

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    We sure do (like it).

    If you have any more pics from the museum, it would be much appreciated.

    Im very interested in any items belonging to Sikorski.

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