great ssh lid battle gear ,i can see similarities with the paint on mine ,and cheers russ thanks for looking ,and i agree its not just a surplus unissued one that most seem to be ,thanks james
Here is a couple of photos of our Afghan Ssh68 that shows the heavy weathering similar to your Czech 53, very likely spent time in the same place. And just for fun I included a couple of photos of our Czech 53. I like our helmet but it obviously has not seen much more than a storge box or shelf......
Russ & Son
thanks for showing russ ,very nice ,its great for comparison
Afghan boy walks next to pile of Russian made helmets in the Panjshir Valley, some 100KM (63 miles) north of Kabul, Afghanistan
James C, your helmet reminds me of something that might have come out of a pile like this somewhere in Iraq or Afghanistan, possibly a battlefield pick up
many thanks BG i think you have hit the nail on the head ,it definately looks the same wear wise even down to the aged look on the chin strap ,thanks yet again for some superb pictures ,its always a pleasure to have your knowledge and thoughts here