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don't know if this one is fake or vietnam era ?

Article about: Hi! i am interest in this helmet and for some reason i fear it might not be from ww2 is somebody could tell me what they think ? and was it normal to have a country flag painted on the side

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    Hi! i am interest in this helmet and for some reason i fear it might not be from ww2 is somebody could tell me what they think ? and was it normal to have a country flag painted on the side ot it ?
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    Default Re: don't know if this one is fake or vietnam era ?

    Well it's not ww2. I'm not sure of the country this helmet was exported to. To get a better idea of the era we need pictures of it's chinstrap to the helmet bale attachment but from here it is something out of the late 70's early 80's.

    As you may know multiple countries adopted the m1 helmet.

    rgds, Ty

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    Default Re: don't know if this one is fake or vietnam era ?

    Thanks a lot i am not going with that one there were something inside me who was telling me something is wrong with it i don't know much but i am learning each day

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    Default Re: don't know if this one is fake or vietnam era ?

    Definitly not US made.

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    appie
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    Default Re: don't know if this one is fake or vietnam era ?

    Its Belgian.

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    i agree ! belgian flag on the side

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    http://www.pottia.net/pottia/potat/128.htm

    yes, it's a BELGIAN M51 shell with a late US paratrooper liner

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    Default Re: don't know if this one is fake or vietnam era ?

    Quote by battle gear View Post
    http://www.pottia.net/pottia/potat/128.htm

    yes, it's a BELGIAN M51 shell with a late US paratrooper liner
    This Belgian M51 on Pottia.net has a Dutch M53 thermoplastic liner. Late Belgian liners were thermoplastic as well, but had the sweat band attached with metal clips, as on US M1's, not like the Dutch ones with leather loops and press buttons.

    Cheers,
    Emile

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