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Spanish Civil War Tanker's helm, worth it?

Article about: So I found this on a local auction site, and I'm wondering if it's worth a go? Originally the seller thought it was a NSKK or German WW2 Motorcycle dispatch rider's helmet - but instead beli

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    Default Spanish Civil War Tanker's helm, worth it?

    So I found this on a local auction site, and I'm wondering if it's worth a go? Originally the seller thought it was a NSKK or German WW2 Motorcycle dispatch rider's helmet - but instead believes it is a tanker's helm from the Spanish Civil War. You can maybe, vaguely make out where the spanish badge used to be? (maybe just me) Anyways, I thought to ask for some outside opinion first
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    Hello FinMC
    this is a Spanish tank crewman helmet, copy of Italian M35, see at this link.

    https://www.google.it/url?sa=t&rct=j...XTrK8hoWmPT4zg

    for badges, this thread can help you:
    Spanish helmet M1942 "Modelo Z"

    Regards
    Roberto
    Last edited by OldSteel; 09-06-2016 at 09:51 PM. Reason: add info

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    Would you say that it would be worth trying to get? are these helmets easy to find and all that? (Not too knowledgeable of Spanish Civil War pieces!)

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    This isn't especially easy to answer. The helmet is an Italian design, introduced in the middle 1930s, but I don't know for certain whether it was used during the Spanish Civil War, either by the Italian 'volunteers' or by Nationalists. Certainly it was used by the Spanish *after* the Civil War, for a number of years, and was manufactured in Spain. Used by some other countries also, probably Italian-made examples. Because of the obvious holes on the front this is very likely a Spanish issue and would have had the Nationalist eagle mounted.

    I'm not a tank-helmet enthusiast so I don't really keep an eye on these, but I do have a strong feeling that lots of these came onto the surplus market some years ago. So not uncommon. I'd say that getting it depends on whether it interests you or not - just like everything really!

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    Cheers for the answer, and that is a good way of thinking of it!

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