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U.S. helmet,parachutists free fall, black manufacturer kings point co inc

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    Default U.S. helmet,parachutists free fall, black manufacturer kings point co inc

    i bought this about 15 years ago and am hoping that this can be identified as to age and branch of service.it was used for hi-lo or lo-lo parachute drops by specially trained troops for infiltration under the radar.my usual searchs have not revealed much The helmet has a brown leather outer cover with 3 ribbed semi stiff inserts covered by black cloth.there is a separation between the cloth and outer cover which reveals a semi soft/hard inner rubber insert. the ear flaps have 3 small holes for wireless contact and at the back 2 flaps for holding goggles. i am hoping that the membership will have someone who has worn this equipment. it looks like the one worn by james bond in an early movie where he does a hi;low drop. there is a soldiers in white paint neatly done over the right eyebrow. thank you.
    "Never have a lot owed so much to so few"
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    the photograph listing the manufacturers name and description listed the information above. the label was on the rear of the inside of the helmet.my computer needs a repair and drops information.i will have to get a quote on my my macpro laptop. i apologise to ade and the membership.
    "if something can go wrong, it will"

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    Default Re: U.S. helmet,parachutists free fall, black manufacturer kings point co inc

    i found out from a google search, that the first official hi/lo free fall was in 1960. i assume that is the date of this helmet. i would believe that the man who wore it ,i still see at militaria shows and i would think that he is in his early 70's but that's a guess.

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