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    I have never seen a helmet quite like this. I am sure some of you members have several of them in your basement. What kind is it - the one on the right?
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    From your photo, it appears to be a German Cutout Helmet WWI M1918( also called a Cavalry or Telephone Operator Helmet), which was made at the end of WW1; I believe that just over two thousand were made. This look like a transitional helmet which was reconditioned For WW2. I would love to find one which I could afford (there are many repos. out there), I have seen a few at the MAX show in Pa, but they were always out of my price range.

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    A lot of them was sold after the WW1 to Afganistan, Finnland and Lithuania. I have seen examples from this countries. And owned myself one battlefield found just in the forest of the Dagö (Hiumaa - Estonia) islandm that was in very nice condition and double decal. Unfortunately 10 y.ago.
    Most of them was redone by the army and left vent horn was changed to the similar ( before that, the original M 18 has a bit rounded left horn than a right one)
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    Dimas

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    Said to have been produced in order to improve hearing of the wearer. Only made by one maker in one size

    Cheers, Ade.

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    ET 64 and special font too. Also the dome markings can not be vary
    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    Thanks for the info. I am surprised Ade doesn't have a couple.

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    Hi Bob, I wish I did

    Cheers, Ade.

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    In the second war, they were popular with both cavalry and signals personnel.

    Bob Hritz
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