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Helmet ID....what are they?

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    Can anyone help with what these are? Another loft find!

    The first two are British helmets I believe, but other than that not a clue on the date or use.

    Other than knowing that of the rest one was picked up in Thailand, the Somme and one has a Swedish coat of arms I literally know nothing about their origins.

    Anything that can be useful would be much appreciated; era, type, country of origin, value if any etc.

    Cheers in advance.
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    The last is k.u.k M16, WWI.

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    Top two are British Mk3/4 "Turtle backs". The very top one could be anything up to mid 1980s, never seen one with Police markings on it though.

    The one with the three crowns on, you are correct, that is the Swedish armed forces, but what the helmet is, I cant say.

    The 3rd one is either French or Belgian I believe.

    Sorry I cant be of anymore help.

    Regards etc

    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

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    the one with the Swedish crown insignia is the M37 / 70 used from the 1970's - 1980's and later by countries like Latvia

    the French Adrian style helmet with badge is a Siamese / Thai used helmet

    dating from the 1930's or later

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    Th Swedish helmet is an m/37 with liner from the 60's, it's know as m/37-65. It was used until the 90's in the army, the last home guard units had it replaced in the first years of the 21st century.

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    The first one is a British MkV. (MkIV with new liner)
    The second one a British MkIV
    The third one a Swedish M37. The liner will establish which model you have.
    The fourth one is a Belgian M26-31 used by Thailand. Belgian helmets have a rather flatter flare than French helmets.
    The last one is a German WW1 M16. The German one has low sitting nut for strap, the K.u.K. (Austrian) one is sitting higher up.

    Have a look at this site. http://www.cascoscoleccion.com/
    Even if you do not speak Spanish it is a very informative site!

    Cheers,
    Emile

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    Quote by emileverbunt View Post
    Have a look at this site. ENTRADA WEB
    Even if you do not speak Spanish it is a very informative site!
    There are online translators so the language isn't a problem at all.

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