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Vietcong Helmet?

Article about: Hi everyone, A friend bought this one in his vacations as an original vietnam war item. As I know almost nothing about it I decided to post it here to see some opinions about it and learn a

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    Here is another wartime example from my fathers collection. The white one is wider and has a higher dome, it was brought back by one of my fathers friends in the 60s
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    I have been told this is a war time helmet,,no front badge,,check the strap and buckle and liner...........................Dave H
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    Hey Gel65, The green one at your picture looks like the one I posted. Only the badge seems different, am I correct? Any other ot?way to say that one is war period and the other is not?

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    The green one is from the 70s and 80s for comparison to the wartime ones from the 60s

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    Some of the wartime have badges and some don't possibly having to do with rank not sure I know some have badges but a lot I think just feel apart during use from very poor construction

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    Quote by gel65 View Post
    Some of the wartime have badges and some don't possibly having to do with rank not sure I know some have badges but a lot I think just feel apart during use from very poor construction
    it was common practice for North Vietnamese forces to remove their cap badges when crossing over into South Vietnam in order to guise that the PLAF was a seperate fighting force.

    Cap badges were often found hidden in the shirt pockets or field packs of slain soldiers when searched by Allied forces

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