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Afrika Korps Helmet Strap

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    Hi every one,
    do we know if Afrika Korp used a webbing chin strap on there helmets to obviate the rotting of the leather ones ?
    Colin.

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    I dont think so/ i looked through a book on the afrika corp and they all seemed like the standard leather ones ,unless somebody has seen different,lv

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    The short answer is No.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Even the sun helmets had leather chinstraps.

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    No, though it might have happened as a field replacement.

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    Heres some pics of what i was told was DAK helmet strap,50% grey paint on metal fittings a K in a circle on buckle and IKA on tab.
    That should stir some interesting answers,thanks chaps.
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    Possibly field made from tropical utility strap, but never an issue item and unless it has history it could have been done anytime and anywhere.

    Jerry

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    documentation,,,that is the key to authenticate anything,,,,

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    Quote by militarymania View Post
    documentation,,,that is the key to authenticate anything,,,,
    Just the key to know something existed , to authenticate we need common sense and experience.

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    I'm of the same thought that this was a strap off a utility pack of sorts and it was made into a chinstrap. Web chinstraps were not issued by the DAK. Even pith helmets had leather chinstraps.

    Cheers!
    Rob

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