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WW2 British Para/ RAC or post war British or Belgian Para/Tank relic helmet?

Article about: Hello Gents, I need your opinion on this relic helmet. Is this WW2 or post war, Para or Armoured Crew, British or Belgian helmet? It`s looks like helmet has been painted quite a few times. I

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    Default WW2 British Para/ RAC or post war British or Belgian Para/Tank relic helmet?

    Hello Gents,

    I need your opinion on this relic helmet. Is this WW2 or post war, Para or Armoured Crew, British or Belgian helmet? It`s looks like helmet has been painted quite a few times. I will greatly appreciate any comments.

    Kind Regards
    Alex
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    Looks like a British para helmet shell to me ,but as for dating it ,it will be hard as these were used also post war

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    I would bet money it is a para shell, rather than the Armoured helmet, seeing as how there's no hole for the liner at the crown, and there are holes for the liner/chinstrap rig around the sides. As to date, or even as to whether it is British or Belgian, I have *never* seen a marked shell of either (though I'm happy to have one pointed out!) so as to date or origin, you choose, no one can prove you wrong. Mind you, a *real* expert could probably solve this by just looking at the paint.

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    Kradman, Greg thank you kindly for your comments, Good point regarding the paint.. Does anyone can help in this matter? Thank you.

    Kind Regards
    Alex

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    hello alex ,what are your thoughts on the front stencil ,looks like 22 to my eye's ,also i notice the inner shell ear area's says coms ,communication's perhaps so worn with headset maybe ,it might give clue's to its use
    hope its of some help
    regards james

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    James, Thank you very much for your comment, Sharp-eyed! Indeed looks like 22, also COY?, and COMS, perhaps added later? I really don`t know..

    Kind Regards
    Alex
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