I think these could be special helmets made for export? notice the Egyptian Republican Guard on the right has leather paratrooper type chin straps as used on the West German Model 1A1 / M61 Paratrooper helmet?
the Egyptian Government probably had a special contract for these helmets from West Germany
very interesting battle gear these helmets look to have extra liner placement fixings too
Superb thread BG with more information on the West German helmets , fascinating use of other countries combat helmets in use in the middle east
An Egyptian soldier stands guard in front of the presidential palace during a protest by members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo Aug. 30. 2013.
The Egyptian soldier has a French Desert camo helmet cover on his eastern european / com bloc steel helmet, looks like the same patten French forces used in the Gulf War 1991 era.
great referance picture battlegear showing what is a mixture of uniforms .the tri colour camo helmet does look very reminicent of the Opération daquet f1's
here's my French M78 / F1 for comparison, notice the color looks very similiar? and may even be French mfg covers used by the Egyptian soldier, it even has the seam on the side the same as the Egyptian soldier's cover.
nice cover battlegear ,whats the date on yours mate ,i think mine is 1990 ,great profile and camo comparison between the two ,i reckon your on the money with this one