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VIET MINH spotted wearing Swedish M26 helmet in "WE WERE SOLDIERS" movie

Article about: I just noticed while watching the movie WE WERE SOLDIERS in the first battle scene around 2 min 54 seconds into the scene a Viet Minh soldier is seen wearing what appears to be a Swedish Mod

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    Default VIET MINH spotted wearing Swedish M26 helmet in "WE WERE SOLDIERS" movie

    I just noticed while watching the movie WE WERE SOLDIERS in the first battle scene around 2 min 54 seconds into the scene a Viet Minh soldier is seen wearing what appears to be a Swedish Model 1926 steel helmet, has the same type of leather strap & buckle and rivet in same area as a M26


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    never noticed that will have to dig it out and watch again

    tom

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    a better photo showing the side profile of the helmet

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    Default Re: VIET MINH spotted wearing Swedish M26 helmet in "WE WERE SOLDIERS" movie

    There was one being sold on ebay which had been used in the film. It had the paperwork from the film studio to prove the claim.

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    Quote by HARRY THE MOLE View Post
    There was one being sold on ebay which had been used in the film. It had the paperwork from the film studio to prove the claim.
    I also remember seeing a Swedish M26 on ebay a while back that was used in the movie "WINDTALKERS" and they made it look like a Japanese helmet with a cover and star

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    Viet Minh in "We Were Soldiers" with a NVA star painted on the front of their Swedish M26 helmets
    Last edited by battle gear; 07-28-2011 at 06:57 PM.

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    Chinese PLA Steel Helmet Unit Marked Copy of Japanese | eBay

    here's another Swedish M26 helmet somebody tried to make into a Chinese helmet

    definitely a FAKE

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    Japanese Civil Defence helmet model 1918

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