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Authentification m1 helmet 101st airborne

Article about: hi all, with permission of the seller, I would like to post the following helmet for evaluation purposes. What do you think ? Many thanks for your help Johan

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    hi all,
    with permission of the seller, I would like to post the following helmet for evaluation purposes. What do you think ?

    Many thanks for your help
    Johan



























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    The helmet shell does not have the extra strap/snap on it's chinstrap. The liner is not an airborne liner. Added insignia (sadly) are so convincingly faked and aged these days I feel it's not an original paratrooper helmet.

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    Thanks for your input Denred. The 81st Anti Aircraft bat. was infantry trained and did not necessarily jumped out of airplanes. The arrived by boat during/after D-DAY. I already have seen 81st helmets with infantry type helmets/chinstraps/liners. One example is featured in Michel de Trez's American Paratrooper Helmets book.

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    No many replies, that will simply be because paint jobs like this are a tough call to make if there good or bad.
    Its a bit of money for this one with no providence.
    Personally I wouldn't want to play with your money.
    Hope someone can help
    Rod

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    Thank you Rod, too bad there is no providence indeed !

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