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Article about: Anybody out there got any info on this helmet? Found in a metal recycling plant in Spain, so more than likely it is Spanish, but from when? The only identifying marks are VDN 8974 stamped in

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    Anybody out there got any info on this helmet? Found in a metal recycling plant in Spain, so more than likely it is Spanish, but from when?
    The only identifying marks are VDN 8974 stamped into the rims front edge.
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    Hi ,It's definitely a Dutch M58.

    See this link for more details on these helmets

    HOLANDS OTAN

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    Cheers for that, interesting article, so the VDN is vereinigte deutsche nickelwerke, or in English "united German nickel plants". Dutch design, copied form US and Britain, made in Germany and sold to Spain.
    Thankyou for the info.

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    Your welcome, I have a Spanish M1 with a German liner,!!

    I forgot to ask in my first post, is the DPM pattern cover a hood or just a piece of DPM cloth?

    Opex

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    It looks like a smock hood, the Dutch use DPM as I'm sure you know Opex.

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    Yes, it could be a 68 pattern hood, which would fit very well onto a M1 shaped helmet.

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    Theres no label in the hood, but it is a fitted hood.

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    Thanks for the confirmation on the DPM cover Spaniard.

    Here's a 68 Pattern hood from my collection, used by the British on occasions as a helmet cover.

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    The DPM on the helmet is British, the Dutch DPM has solid edges to the colours with no dots.
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    I agree Gunny, it's Brit.

    Odd how a Dutch lid,with British DPM cover, ended up in Spain, but that's what I love about these well travelled helmets!

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