Article about: by battle gear James C , this camo painted para liner looks like it matches the camo on your helmet set? I think this could also be from the Saudi military? this sold on ebay as a Gulf War b
ive not posted any helmets in this section for a while but seeing as i was recently given this m1 clone as a christmas gift (from a valued member on this forum )i thought id share pictures of it ,believed from research to be a republic of china, taiwan export, this chinese clone is very much the same as the us m1 with its two part construction and riddel style liner ,ive fitted what i theorise to be the correct cover for it a saudi 6 colour desert pattern ,also i hastily knocked up a temporary display alongside my desert storm us trooper for comparison ,it wont be a permanent fixture though ,i just dont have the room ,enjoy james
I like it. If we both have ROC made examples, then they are different eras, different companies work, or both. There are significant differences the two. Your shell is better made than mine, with a different exterior finish. Your liner has a chinstrap, mine does not have those fittings, and mine has the dangling napestrap of the '68 version. It's tough to tell but yours either doesn't have one at all or uses the WW2/50's strap. I think yours has a grommet in the front, right? Mine omits that feature. Overall, yours looks better fitted and finished than mine, which has an overall feeling of, well, "cheaply made for export" about it.
I would say these Asian made M1 Clones are uncommon at best and not well known.
thanks cammobunker,my liner has what looks similar to the pre 1964 riddel suspension system albiet without the neck strap ,the liner does has its own leather chinstrap and also an insignia grommit hole ,where as yours is more like the post 1964 us ground troops design ,i notice my rear seam is not central but off to the side slightly ,thanks brad ,i quickly made up this torso display purely for this thread but my desert storm soldier is a permanent fixture ,i simply make the displays in this fashion and pack out for realismand many thanks terry ,i think these can be classed as rare as rocking horse poo ,so i was very gratefull to be given one ,there really are some great blokes on this forum ,thanks james
jake no harm in asking at all mate as im not sure which one so ill say the m1 clone has a french/belgium model 51 gassie and the pasgt has an m17a2 with nbc hood ,ive also seen french troops using the m51 gasmask during the first gulf war ,thanks james