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Article about: Hello forum members my first post here on the forum hehe. I'm Peter from Holland, and I collect about 3 years German Militaria 1939-1945 In the beginning I collected many relics helmet and o

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    Hello forum members my first post here on the forum hehe.

    I'm Peter from Holland, and I collect about 3 years German Militaria 1939-1945
    In the beginning I collected many relics helmet and other relics, but I am now specifically focused on Waffen-SS collectibles.
    I will soon post some pictures of my dug up helmets.
    I am also a member of the waf forum, maybe some people know me from there

    And of course I make a donation to the forum

    Starting with my M40 relic, dug up years ago in the Ardennes.
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    nice relic there,and that shot was sure a killer!

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    Hi Mate,
    Great looking relic, certainly puts things into perspective , when you handle a piece of kit, with that level of battle damage, very humbling experience i would imagine!!
    Cheers
    Gaz

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    I have a question.

    Is it possible if your head in the helmet was, and the bullet came from after you and hit your head and fly out again, this is possible.
    Or is it from close range shooting.
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    Quote by Pieter W View Post
    I have a question.

    Is it possible if your head in the helmet was, and the bullet came from after you and hit your head and fly out again, this is possible.
    Or is it from close range shooting.
    Hi Peter,

    i'm no ballistics expert, i've shot off a few rounds or so with an
    SA80 5.56, but i reckon the poor fella wearing this helmet, would been one lucky fella to walk away from this one, you do hear of freak incidents, where a round has penetrated a helmet bounced off a skull and out the other side, but looking at the exit hole i think this fella, went straight upto the big spirit in the sky !!
    Cheers
    Gaz

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    At iwo jima there was an american soldier that couldn't go without coffee, so he put some coffeepackage in his helmet at both sides.
    Het got shot in the head by a japanese soldier but the bullet bounced of the packages went inside the helmet untill it reached the other side.
    There it hit again a few packages and bounced out of the helmet.

    The american soldier had a cut right over the top of his head from ear to ear but did survive.

    cheers,

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    interesting battle damage,looks also like a quist factory shell with the big air vent.

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    Weren't Quists the most hard helmets?

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    yes the shells where the thickest i think of them all.i have one beside me as i write

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    Quote by LAS VEGAS View Post
    i have one beside me as i write
    So do I

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