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can you ID the helmets used by these Iranian soldiers?

Article about: The Iranians purchased German helmets in the seventies. This one in the clip is one of them, no doubt! Emile

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    Question can you ID the helmets used by these Iranian soldiers?

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    Ive been searching for one of these Iranian used helmets for a while and havent been able to find anything that matches

    I thought they were the standard West German M60 type shell

    but if you look closely the shape is different, notice the visor shape and the more straight lines along the bottom edge? the chin straps also look different.

    also has a large rivet on the side for the chin strap bale and some appear to have the top rivet on the shell like a West German helmet?

    are these helmets special foreign contract helmets made for EXPORT? that would explain the differences if these are special export helmets from Germany or maybe Austria?

    they are definitely steel helmets, not the fiber type used by the Iraqis, but Ive seen some Iranians wearing the fiber Iraqi type helmets.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7Qsx...eature=related

    watch this video to see a closer view of the helmet
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    I know the Iranians purchased West-German M1 clones. I mean the two piece helmets (zweiteiliger helme). Steel shell and separate liner. The Germans got rid of these when the Bundeswehr switched to the M60 types. Apparently the Iranians discarded the liner and fitted a top-fastened liner of some sort. I never saw an actual specimen though.

    The first photograph shows a helmet with a rather straight rim. This does not concur with the German two piece M1 clone. The Photograph of the clumsy guy loading a G3 magazine with his barrel stuck in the dirt, looks like the helmet I mean.

    Very likely that the Shah started his own line of helmet production. Iran was and is a very capable nation.

    Cheers,
    Emile

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    hi Emile ,

    I think you could be right about the Iranians producing their own helmet, the shape / profile looks unique

    or they may have special ordered helmets from another country / military contracter that made them for export.

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    Hi,
    the French had a helmet made by the U.S, with that type of rim
    in the 50,s, it was on the same lines as the M1 but much different.
    It could be that type.
    dave.

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    Iranian soldiers in parade day
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    the French M51 was made in France by several producers. It had a higher dome and indeed a straighter profile, but much different from this Iranian one.

    The Dutch M53, as made by VDN in the eighties had a straighter profile as well, in comparison to the other M53's and it's fancestor; the M1. But still not close to this Iranian one.

    Cheers,
    Emile

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    YouTube - The Clip

    watch the first 3 - 4 seconds of this video, it shows the inside of one of the helmets used by the Iranians, it looks very similiar to a West German M60 type helmet with a rolled edge and a leather liner and web chin straps.

    they probably used several different variations of the M1 style helmet
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