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Belgian M51

Article about: Hi , Here i have for your pleasure, A Belgian M51 (Airforce issue), this one is dated 1953 , and is a pre 1971 model as the liner is a resin layered fabric , very similiar to the US M1 style

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    Hi ,
    Here i have for your pleasure, A Belgian M51 (Airforce issue), this one is dated 1953 , and is a pre 1971 model as the liner is a resin layered fabric , very similiar to the US M1 style. After '71 they were produced in molded thermoplastic.
    I have been informed from a another source that the Belgian Airforce classed these as a Model T-21, Anyone out there know if this could be true??

    More European helmets to come,watch this space!

    Cheers
    Gaz
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    hi gaz ,does the shell have the national tri flag on the side and is the liner an ex US liner refurbed for belgium use
    Last edited by James C; 12-28-2012 at 01:42 PM.

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    Quote by gaz232sqn View Post
    I have been informed from a another source that the Belgian Airforce classed these as a Model T-21, Anyone out there know if this could be true??
    Gaz, from what I understand, the actual Belgian designation for this helmet is in fact a T-21 (not sure if that is exclusive to the air force variation only) and the M51 designation was adopted as it's NATO designation. Others may have a different inderstanding of this helmets designation however.

    Regards,

    Russ & Son

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