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IDF ISRAELI helmets arab israeli wars, 1967 - 1982

Article about: I have two British Mark IIs acquired separately. One had a page of Hebrew newspaper stuffed in it (this was in Texas!!!) My question: Does the Israeli connection mentioned in the description

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    An Israeli M1 type liner made of 5mm thick ballistic nylon and weighing 730 grams but still compact enough to fit under an M1 steel pot.
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    Quote by RVLucy View Post
    An Israeli M1 type liner made of 5mm thick ballistic nylon and weighing 730 grams but still compact enough to fit under an M1 steel pot.
    thats a very unusual IDF helmet liner helmet set, I never saw one like this before, thanks for showing it , must be rare

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    Just to add a little more context to the thread here are a few more helmet related images that I pulled from an Israeli based Military forum showing a few different variations in wear most were reportedly taken during the 6 day war.
    I found the US style M-38 tankers helmet rather an interesting helmet as they are painted tan and a light olive color sadly I was out bid on one on E-Bay last month.
    Other notable helmets are the US style M-1, French Otan M-51 ,Mk II style Para helmets and the last image showing Brodie helmets as seen worn by members of a Navy gun crew

    Regards Mark
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    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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    Quote by Mark K View Post
    I found the US style M-38 tankers helmet rather an interesting helmet as they are painted tan and a light olive color sadly I was out bid on one on E-Bay last month.
    Here is an example of one of the Israeli copies of the US Helmet Tank. Note the Israeli Army Hebrew letter Tsal logo stamped on the front pad.Click image for larger version. 

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    It differs in many respects from US made Helmets Tank
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    Thanks for posting this example Roger an excellent helmet which I was rather sad to miss out on as they never come up for sale in the marketplace.

    Regards Mark
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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    Quote by Mark K View Post
    I am not as up on my Hebrew or Arabic as I should be so if anyone can offer any assistance on the writing in the chin-cup and or on the liner band it would be appreciated
    Hi Mark, congratulations on a nice helmet. It is all in Hebrew, the name on the head band is Zacharia, the chin cup is interesting, the name is Sayeed (bottom) Abudis or Aburis (top), the middle I think is the abbreviation for 'Machlakah' which is 'section' looks like a 1 after it. It's interesting because it is an Arabic name, it's likely it was a Druze soldier as Israeli Arabs do not serve...but that is pure speculation.
    Steve.

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    Many thanks Steve it was your example that you moved on some time ago that inspired me to source one for my own collection and many thanks for the help with the translation I will post better images upon its arrival in the post.
    And I am now rather intrigued by the Druze and will see what is available as to information in regards to these soldiers.

    Regards Mark
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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    Mark, Sword Battalion formerly Unit 300 of the IDF are 'minority' a unit and make interesting reading, although I believe that Druze can serve in any regular unit. The Druze are a very interesting community and serve with distinction wherever the live.
    Steve.

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    Morning Gents I just recently purchased what I believe to be a good IDF M-1 the helmet body looks correct as does the harness but I am having a few issues with identifying the liner when comparing it to known contemporary examples .
    I have tried to blow up the image as large as possible to look for a manufacturers mark but have had no luck the helmet is still in the post so these are all the images I have to work with for the time being do any of you gents have any thoughts opinions and or concerns.

    Regards Mark
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    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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    the green HBT webbing and the A washers look very similar to this Taiwan mfg M1 liner, plus the dark reddish brown color of the fiber liner.


    Taiwan M1 - Brendon's Helmets
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