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Italian M33 helmet-1947-90

Article about: Goodmorning everyone, with this post I wanted to share with you some Italian M33 helmets of the post war period, used between 1947 and the early 90s. Identified unambiguously the manufacture

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    Default Italian M33 helmet, 1947-1990

    Goodmorning everyone,
    with this post I wanted to share with you some Italian M33 helmets of the post war period, used between 1947 and the early 90s.
    Identified unambiguously the manufacturers and the exact period of production for these helmets is practically impossible, in the sense that no date on them is never reported and the marks on the shells are not supported by a truly reliable literature
    They are a mixture of shells of war and post productions, submitted to a number of reconditioning, that especially in the period of the late 40s used spare parts were produced during the war years.
    The shells generally should be painted in khaki green, but can be found in varying shades up to green only.
    The same thing applies to the color of the liner leather and for the chin strap that can have various hues.
    To try to summarize this information I show photos of some all original examples of which many mint condition.

    If may be useful to make a comparison with the examples of WW2 period, I refer you to this my other post.
    Italian helmets of WW2

    I hope I explained well enough, I'm sorry, but unfortunately my English is not very good!

    Thanks for looking.
    Roberto

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    Following are some examples with shell and all components are WW2 period, including the chinstrap in green leather with rectangular hooking.



    -Example Army late 40s-kakhi painting
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    -Example "Carabinieri" (Italian Military Police) late 40s-kakhi painting
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    -Example late 40s reused by Carabinieri in 50/60s and green repainted
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    Default Post War M33-Italian Police

    Helmet supplied the Italian Police until the 70s, made in the post war period, but with similar accessories to those of the war; painted in gray/green.

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    Default Italian helmet M33/47

    This is the M33/47 helmet, some examples, as you can see, paints and liner have shades very different:

    1 example
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    2 example-"4th Reg. Anti-Aircraft Artillery"
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    3 example
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    4 example
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    5 example
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    6 example
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    7 example-"Carabinieri" (MilitaryPolice)
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    Default M 33/47 Web Chinstraps

    All mounted trapezoidal hooking.

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    Default M33/47 detail of color differences

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    Interesting thread friend.

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    Default M33/47 details of leather liner

    I show this example "mint", never assembled.
    The felt under the skin is yellow, typical of the post war period, in the example of WW2 period, it was of a darker color, practically "orange".


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    Great thread Roberto!!
    Thanks

    "I'm sorry, but unfortunately my English is not very good"

    No need to worry, It's fine and it's a lot better than my Italian

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Quote by AZPhil View Post
    Great thread Roberto!!
    Thanks

    "I'm sorry, but unfortunately my English is not very good"

    No need to worry, It's fine and it's a lot better than my Italian

    Semper Fi
    Phil
    Ahah!! Thank you Phil! but I have also studied English at School when I was a kid.....but many years have passed!

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    Hi Roberto you seem to be an expert on the Italian M33 could you tell me what I have here? Thanks Ian
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    Ian

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