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US Mitchell / Leaf Pattern Camouflage helmet cover & band

Article about: Hi, my first Vietnam era militaria. I focus on German WW2 but couldn't resist these. I hope they look OK? I have a WW2 (1944) M1 and realise that the post-war helmets had a marginally lower

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    What is it about collectors? First they pick up a 1st pattern, then they 'need' the 2nd pattern....

    A 1970 2nd pattern 'high cut' helmet cover with slightly more wear, as others have said, enabling the cover to be pulled tighter on the helmet without needing to cut it:-
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    The Type 1 (1969) cover on a WW2 (1944) shell.

    I found that the slightly higher dome on a WW2 shell suits the Type 1 cover better.

    Regards, Paul
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