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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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    hi guys i just thought id share my latest lid its got the 2nd pattern jigsaw cammo cover and french f1 style liner etc it also has faded scribblings over it enjoy Click image for larger version. 

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    Another great looking lid James. I have been watching one of these on eBay, for the past week, and believe it or not, just won it about an hour ago. Does not have the camo or band however, as yours does, I will have to keep an eye out for those pieces to finish it up correctly. The shell of the Belgian M71 I believer are West German M1A1 LL Paratrooper helmets, with the French F1 liner system as you stated. I'll post when I rec'ved it, along with a few others we've added to the kids collection.

    Russ

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    great stuff russ we must have the same taste in lids i dont think you will be disapointed ,post a pic on this thread when she arrives i would love to see it its a nice special lid you dont realise how small when compared to the us m1 it has a much lower profile shell ive seen a few that seem to have a us style erdl pattern cover thanks again for the nice compliment

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    Will do James, just paid for it this morning so hopefully we will see it by early next week, it is shipping from here in the states. Kid does not know about this one, will be a suprise. Also have 2 Bulgarian M36's, that he is unaware of, waiting for us at the post office, as I type. We should have those in our hot little hands in the next few hours. I'll post them all, along with some other great finds we've stumbled across, once the new M71 arrives.

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    i will look forward to seeing pictures of these lids russ and the kid will be chuffed to bits when he finds out what youve bought for him can i ask what type and era m36 lids russ i have a ww2 period type c which im fond off very germanic in design cheers james

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    Nice to see someone give some love to these under-appreciated helmets! I am in love with the camo cover.

    Nitram

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    We have a Type B on the shelf now and a Type A and Type C sitting in a box at the post office. He was talking about M36's a few months back so I though I'd suprise him with one and after doing a bit of research on them, decided to get one of each type.
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    cool russ ,and thanks nitram i was really excited to get my hands on this rare cammo cover it has a real been there feel to it and the personal scribblings from the lid owner make it more special

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    this is the closest referance pics i could find on the web with the same cammo covers on Click image for larger version. 

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    I was considering purchasing the lower pictured M71 and might regret getting the one we just got instead of that nice camo and banded one. He's got a couple other helmets I'd like to have as well. Oh and the M36's have arrived!

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