Here's another helmet that arrived today. On removing the cammo cover I found that the helmet had been painted a very thick dark shade of green. This covering was flaking badly and revealed an all-white finish beneath it. I took the plunge and decided to have a go at removing it.
The results were far better than I expected and revealed a light shade of green, beneath this is another shade of green with a sand textured finish. There is a heat sink stamping of 184A to the inner front.
The liner is of the Paratroopers type, but the split chinstrap is missing. Liner is dated 1967 and cammo cover is dated 1968. The chinstrap fitted to the shell is not of the Paratroopr type. It could be a replacement carried out by a 'squaddie', as I think anyone else would have carried out a far neater job. I have a spare set of Vietnam-era Paratrooper chinstraps, but I really cannot decide whether to put them on. Opinions on what to do are most welcome.