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    Chris, it looks like a super rare Australian Model 54 platypus helmet ! with that beak !
    to be serious.....looks like a current Indian copy, thats been left to rust.
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Very extraordinary! Unfinished M16 or M18?

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    Chris, it looks like a super rare Australian Model 54 platypus helmet ! with that beak !
    to be serious.....looks like a current Indian copy, thats been left to rust.
    Prost ! Steve.

    The guy is selling it for a good price and he say it was a battlefield found M16.

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    Chris, IMO it seems to be "imitating" the so-called "square dip" M16 an early manufactured helmet (by Eisenhuettenwerke Thale A.G., Thale /Harz and will be mm "ET"), so called for the severe transition from visor to skirt, this design was altered to a more smoother transition, as it was found that the "square dip" caused fractures/stress cracks to occur. I still dont like this helmet and think that it is a modern copy left out to rust (or with accelerated rust!) the shape just isnt right, I show this helmet alongside a genuine "square dip" for comparison.....notice the size of the visor and shape of the dome.
    Prost ! Steve.
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    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Quote by oradour View Post
    Chris, IMO it seems to be "imitating" the so-called "square dip" M16 an early manufactured helmet (by Eisenhuettenwerke Thale A.G., Thale /Harz and will be mm "ET"), so called for the severe transition from visor to skirt, this design was altered to a more smoother transition, as it was found that the "square dip" caused fractures/stress cracks to occur. I still dont like this helmet and think that it is a modern copy left out to rust (or with accelerated rust!) the shape just isnt right, I show this helmet alongside a genuine "square dip" for comparison.....notice the size of the visor and shape of the dome.
    Prost ! Steve.
    Thank you Steve,I will stay away from that helmet.I do see what you are talking about. Great info with very good detail.

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