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USN Talkers Helmet WW2

Article about: Great helmets guys. As I've never handled one of these, is the padding removable? Doesn't seem to be... And what is it made of? I have an M1 with a similar chinstrap to the one used on these

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    Great helmets guys. As I've never handled one of these, is the padding removable? Doesn't seem to be... And what is it made of?

    I have an M1 with a similar chinstrap to the one used on these helmets coming in, and now I have some detailed reference photos to compare if the chinstrap came off a Talker.


    Cheers,
    Nitram

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    Quote by Nitram View Post
    Great helmets guys. As I've never handled one of these, is the padding removable? Doesn't seem to be... And what is it made of?

    I have an M1 with a similar chinstrap to the one used on these helmets coming in, and now I have some detailed reference photos to compare if the chinstrap came off a Talker.


    Cheers,
    Nitram
    The padding is not removable.
    chris

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    Quote by reneblacky View Post
    Whoa really!!! I did struggle to find the the chin cup, but it was cheap $20 from a gun dealer in the US via Auction arms Gun Auctions & Guns For Sale at GunAuction.com 8 years ago
    The helmet cost a whopping $30 and there where 2 at the time (should have bought the second) at an old second hand shop in the hills down here.
    Interresting website.
    chris

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    the Talker helmet looks nice on display when displayed with the correct radio head set & microphone set

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    I guess I am going to have to find one.
    chris

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    the Talker helmet looks nice on display when displayed with the correct radio head set & microphone set

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    Is this your set? very nice if so.
    whats the head set model no. I'll look for a set
    Last edited by reneblacky; 03-04-2012 at 06:10 AM. Reason: added text
    Regards
    René

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    Quote by reneblacky View Post
    Is this your set? very nice if so.
    whats the head set model no. I'll look for a set
    I wish I could find the original head set, it's not mine , they're hard to find

    these photos show a USMC artillary crewman wearing a MKII Talker helmet during battles in Okinawa & Iwo Jima in the Pacific war
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    I just saw one for sale US ebay.
    chris

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    I passed one up about a month ago, they wanted $75 for it, it was in pretty rough shape but the padding was still in place. There is another one at a local shop that I need to go back and look at, I was in a hurry and didn't take the time to ask the price, was not what I was there for.

    I also picked up a rusted shell, a couple years ago, had no idea what it was, and posted it on here for identification. I have since cleaned it up and am in the process of restoring it. Did find a chin strap for it as well. I'll post photos if I ever finish it, going to try my hand at aging it so I might end up starting over a few times.

    Russ

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    Quote by battle gear View Post
    I wish I could find the original head set, it's not mine , they're hard to find

    these photos show a USMC artillary crewman wearing a MKII Talker helmet during battles in Okinawa & Iwo Jima in the Pacific war
    Is there any way we could see better detail of the head set.
    chris

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