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    Some pics of our new kevlar jumphelmets. Pictures are taken in Tancos (Portugal) 3 years ago. Jump 'touriste' without our equipement.

    K.

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    This is the type before the helmettype you have. I think from the '50s and '60s.
    I had lucky to found him in a basement during a big clean up in our base.

    Cheers,

    K.

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    just superb kris thanks for sharing these pictures is that you with the beret on having an afternoon siesta

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    Hehe, yeh, that's me. Nap of the warrior. :-)

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    Hello sir,

    as promised some pictures of my personal jumphelmet. This types we don't use anymore. They are replaced with a kevlartype.

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    Best regards,

    K.

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    When you say they have been replaced with a kevlar helmet, which helmet is this? Is it the same as the Schuberth type used generally by the Belgian forcs, or is a a gallet, or the German Schuberth 828, or what?

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    @ Greg, Pickersgill: it is the helmet that I'm wearing on the pictures shown above. It's the one without the cover.
    I don't know what type it is or which name the helmets has.

    K.

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    Thanks, Kris. That's a clue at least. Looks like one of the new (more or less new anyway) Gallet types. I have a particular interest in composite helmets, as well as in Belgian helmets generally. Thanks again!

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    This is the kevlartype we're jumping with at the moment. I really don't know which type it is. Maybe you can help me. Pics are with Belgian camouflagecover and without. The helmet accually as no liner but fixable little pillows for the big coneheads in our ranks. :-) The disadvantage of this system is that in winter when it freezes, they become as hard as stone. Not for long offcourse when you have the helmet on your head. I hope you like the pictures.

    Cheers,

    K.

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    Superb! Thanks Kris!

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