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belgium m71 parachutist helmet

Article about: Could it be that the Belgians simply wanted the best of both worlds with the W German M1A1 Para shell being superior to the French F1 Shell and the French F1 liner being more to their liking

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    Quote by MySonsDad View Post
    I've been searching the net and have not yet found an example of the Belian M71 with the original M1A1 LL liner. Can anyone show me one?




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    Belgian paratroopers helmet mfg by West Germany
    Last edited by battle gear; 04-26-2012 at 04:26 AM.

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    Thanks BG...guess I have just been looking in the wrong place!

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    Quote by MySonsDad View Post
    Thanks BG...guess I have just been looking in the wrong place!
    Belgian paratroopers helmet mfg by West Germany

    I saved this photo from an old auction on ebay a couple years ago

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    moaning minnie i wouldnt be so down hearted at collecting lids i have always wanted a raw edge m42 stahlhelm but have resided myself to the fact that i never will they have gone way out of my league and i dont want to go down the road of repos but i am happy with what ww2 helmets i have got and nowerdays i have diversified in collecting post war lids there is such a wide range to collect and are very reasonable on the pocket look at us m1's you can pick up 1980's models quite cheap the daft thing is the falkland war m1's command more money than nam m1's at the moment i quess its just whats flavor of the month and going back to post war lids dont forget these lids in 50 odd years will be high on collectors lists and become more valuable over time ,for me collecting lids isnt about something just to invest my money in i get great pleasure from displaying and viewing my latest lids, i should join helmet collectors anonymous though as i definately have a bad addiction cheers james

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    James, I share your sentiments. This "helping" with the kids collection has certainly turned into a bit of a "helmet" thing for me as well. Several of the high dollar lids I'd like to put on the shelf, but that won't happen for some time, if at ever. Like you, I see lots of great looking post war helmets that I feel are great collectables, look good on display and when you do a little bit of work, often find a great story behind them. They make for a very affordable hobby to those that do not have the deep pockets. Russ

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    P.S. James, I posted those Bulgarian M36's in another thread as told you I would. Here is the link.

    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    P.S.S - Got an IDF M1 on the way

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    thanks russ ive had a looky and was very impressed with your latest buys im very interested in the idf m1 is it netted and rubber banded or plain ill look forward to the pics cheers matey james

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    Quote by col james View Post
    the idf m1 is it netted and rubber banded or plain
    James, it is plain, no bells and whistles. We'll keep our eyes peeled for a nice cover for it and maybe make up a rubber band. Had my eye on one all dressed up but it was quite expensive. I will certainly share some photos when it arrives, hopefully next week sometime.

    Russ

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    heres a nice Belgian M71 that sold on ebay in Feb 2012
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    hi forum are there any books on postwar euro type helmets availible please,as im starting to get a bit of the bug for them but am having trouble working out dates to go with some of the lids i've seen etc,like did the french F1 follow the M51 and there seems to be quite a few variations in this model,any pointers would be a great help,dave.

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