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Article about: here is my model 1963 paratrooper helmet ,this one is dated 1973 ,the east germans were also issued this very same helmet but i believe it was used more as a motorbike helmet ,ive also seen

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    here is my model 1963 paratrooper helmet ,this one is dated 1973 ,the east germans were also issued this very same helmet but i believe it was used more as a motorbike helmet ,ive also seen pictures of special forces within the ddr with them fitted with the strichtarn cover ,nice to see its still used within the polish forces to this day Click image for larger version. 

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    great looking set JamesC ! the cover looks like the same type used on Russian helmets with an elastic band? or is it a Polish camo cover? I might try one of my camo covers on my Polish Wz63 with a net like your display.

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    thank you very much battlegear ,the cover is similar to the soviet ameoba pattern ,the pattern is wz93 Pantera camo in the woodland colours ,thanks for your interest and here on display Click image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by James C; 04-17-2015 at 08:47 PM.

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    A lovely helmet James and one I have been wanting to add to my collection for some time there are an abundance of them for sale in the marketplace at any given time but most appear unissued and I would really like to add an example that shows some genuine usage and age .
    There is a very nice example for sale at the Collectors Guild and has been there for some time now but the asking price is way to much IMHO at $150,00 US.

    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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    Nice lid James. It is an interesting helmet and yours is in great condition. I am sure you know, but these were also used by Iraq during their war with Iran, and possibly after, I'm not sure. I have a relic condition shell that I believe was brought back from that region.

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    Very nice James and thanks for posting this

    Matt

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    many thanks mark the example you show sure is nice ,im drawn to the scrim and i cant quite put my finger on it but ive seen romanian m73 helmets and soviet union ssch 60's with it too ,the net is most certainly east german
    thanks matt and james ,i remember your iraqi example well ,if i recall it was a pair of polish helms you posted ,did you hang onto the wz50 ? thanks james

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    Excellent example James, even more so with the correct net and Pantera cover buddy!

    Saddam's Para's wore these examples too, so another Helmet related link to Gulf War era helmets...cool

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    Yes, it was a Wz50 and Wz63. I still have them both. Rubbish condition, great pieces of history.

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    A nice helmet James, and a very worthy addition to you rapidly-expanding collection of post-war helmets. Thanks for showing.

    Cheers,
    Steve.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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