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Vietnam era helmet

Article about: by jacob dubbel hi well your wright whit that nick but there is one thing i wanna know about the K.L is it written whit a marker or is it paint and can you pleas post a close up my dad was w

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    Quote by jacob dubbel View Post
    hi

    well your wright whit that nick
    but there is one thing i wanna know about the K.L

    is it written whit a marker or is it paint
    and can you pleas post a close up

    my dad was whit the supply division back in the 76
    got his pocket knife and thats when it all started
    It is definitely marked with a tush or marker of some sord.

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    i`ll keep it on the dutch helmet

    cheers j

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    it is very interesting the amount of different helmets used by the dutch look here a very good site dutchhelmets

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    hi

    that are 3/4 of the models we have had

    cheers

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    To my mind this helmet is not Dutch. It is a US helmet, possibly of the latest Canadian production run. The M1 was worn till the early 90's. he chinstrap is typical late seventies US, althought the Danes used these as well at he end of the 80's.

    99% of the Dutch helmet shell's are marked in the front or rear rim with producer initials and year of manufacture. The manufacturers are VB, L&S, VDN, U's. A few left overs from WW2 (McCord) are also encountered, but these are rare as hen's teeth.

    The liners are close copies of the WW2 US fiber ones and later production was made of thermoplastic.

    The Dutch sweat bands are placed differently (except the 1954-1956 production). The neckband on Dutch M1 clones are not removable. The steel shell color also is different. It varies from almost brownish to olive drab. Only the very last run was bronze green.

    The site "dutchhelmets" gives good information.

    Cheers,
    Emile

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    hiya Emile wondering when you were going to pop up nice to see ya again

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    Hi Nick,

    Yes I thought I'd give my pennies worth. I just realized it might just as well be a Canadian used helmet. It is not Danish as they had different liners.

    US or Canadian?!?

    Cheers,
    Emile

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    its always good to hear your thoughts when it comes to these helmets they can be very hard to determine of what country they may have been used by so could of easily have been used by either US or Canada probably never know ???

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    Pard me....., well, i dont understand, is it an American M1 or Danish Clone ? it seems to me that its An American M1

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    it either US or Canadian made take ya pick

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