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Article about: Got this at the flea market for \\$40. Helmet is front seam fixed bail. Rich A. in Pa.

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    Got this at the flea market for $40. Helmet is front seam fixed bail. Rich A. in Pa.
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    Great helmet! The front insignia on the liner seems to be a Vietnamese jump wing. Suspension type? Shell chinstraps?

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    Helmet has no chinstraps. Has Jump Status designatior. Liner is a regular type. It has Ranger qualification,Airborne and Ranger designator. Rich A. in Pa.
    1969 Shelby GT-500 King of the Road
    Knowledge is power, guard it well.

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    Interesting albeit odd helmet. Are we considering this an original ranger helmet? It may be the pics but the yellow insignia's appear to have been hand brushed on with thick yellow paint but show very little aging or chipping. I for one have never seen the ARVN ranger panther superimposed over a clear star. If we look at examples with providence and historical photos; the panther is always on a white star with a red outline (just like the patch insignia).

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    I know nothing about the helmet. Got it at the flea market. The seller knew nothing about it. Rich A. in Pa.
    1969 Shelby GT-500 King of the Road
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    Rich, do you have any close up pictures of the painted insignia’s and of the paint on the helmet?

    Marty
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    Pics. Rich A. in Pa.
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    1969 Shelby GT-500 King of the Road
    Knowledge is power, guard it well.

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    Hopefully someone who collects ARVN helmets will chime in with an opinion.

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    Rich,
    You did well for 40.00usd and will display well. As for the authenticity of the helmet, I donít believe itís original due to the freshness of the paint and but clear pictures and better close up to be 100% but Iím 90% on the side of a recreation helmet. I like it.

    Marty
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    The Ranger insignia on the front looks way to small, when compared to the authentic examples I have seen. I think this was probably painted up in the last 20 years or so.

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