Here are some photos of our pickups over the last couple of months.......
Courtesy of a WRF member, this wonderful example of a fully dressed Belgium M71 now graces our helmet shelf. This is an earlier used BW M1A1 LL example.
Next, a French M78-F1 with a French M51 Salad cover that I added. It's a bit messy looking as the M51 cover is much larger than the M78 shell but from all I can tell, this is the salad cover that was used on this helmet. If somone knows different please let me know so that I can correct.
A Yugo/Serbian M59. Greg Pickersgill spotted this on eBay for me after reading I wanted one to put next to our M59/85. Thanks Greg, picked it up for next to nothing! Some refer to this helmet at a Ne44.
A side by side comparison of the M59 (left) and the M59/85 (right). Some flight differances in the shell sizes and the later model has removable/replaceble webbing.
An interesting helmet is this Slovenian T.91. Furnished to the Slovenian Army immediately following the 10 Day Independence War, Iím guessing they wanted/needed to distance themselves from their Yugoslavian equipment as quick as possible and this filled the gap until a new helmet could be decided on and procured.
Soviet Ssh60 with Afghan Cover - Iím not convinced of the authenticity of the cover but the helmet looks to be a real nice example. Thought I took a photo of the liner but I must have not pushed the button and put everything away before realizing.
Russian GSH-6LP High Altitude Pressure Helmet Ė Used mainly with Mig25ís and Mig-31ís but were used with a few other aircraft as well and also used in the Soviet Space Training Program. The kid has been bugging me to get one of these for the past year. I only took a photo of the helmet, as it sets on my kidís shelf but it does come with a carrying canister and a mess of other goodies. Not hard to find just a bit pricy.
And last, this is a Belgian M71 that we already had but now has been finished off with a period camo cover and netting, again courtesy of a WRF member. This is a later example of the M71 with the French F-1 liner.
Russ & Son