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    I have searched the Steel Helmet forum looking to tag onto an existing thread on the subject with no luck so decided to start a thread off
    This type is known as the "Staaldak" Helmet and was used by the South African Defence Force and Police during the Border War and also used by SADF's Neighbour in the region by Rhodesian forces during there Bush War too amongst other types of helmets used and have heard it designated the Model 1963 but not 100% certain on that ? this example is dated on the inner steel shell in 1963 and is a paired complete set as it shows the owner of this helmet as H pots on the liner and chinstrap ,My Research shows this type is Based around the French MLE 51 otan but locally produced in SA under licence by C J Fuchs Ltd, The chinstrap bail short sections look identical to the type found on the French Troops Airborne Helmet in my opinion ,The last picture shows my M87 composite helmet which is the South African version for export to the middle east
    If any members here have a similar example in there collection please post up here if you could to add to the thread Combat Helmet of South AfricaCombat Helmet of South AfricaCombat Helmet of South AfricaCombat Helmet of South AfricaCombat Helmet of South AfricaCombat Helmet of South Africa
    Regards James

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    Here's two of mine I lugged in the hand baggage years back, - note the different chin strap hooks.
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    Regards
    René

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    Excellent pairing Rene' thanks for posting up mate
    Regards James

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    Thanks James, not a problem Mate, yours looks fantastic!
    I just missed out on a M87 awhile back - spewing!!!
    Regards
    René

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    Known as the 'Staal Dak'....The steel roof !!

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    Great burlap camo cover, it blends right into your fence.

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