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Yugoslavian M39 "Čačak" helmet

Article about: Hello!i want to show you my čačak helmet, not complete, but still have some part of liner plus one pin is missing. How i know this kind of helmet is quite hard to get. it was produ

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    Default Yugoslavian M39 "Čačak" helmet

    Hello!i want to show you my "čačak" helmet, not complete, but still have some part of liner plus one pin is missing. How i know this kind of helmet is quite hard to get. it was produced in Kingdom Yugoslavia after license of czeck helmet wz-32. Still some ink stamp visible on rest of the liner. what do you think?Click image for larger version. 

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    take care

    Jan

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    It is most definitely a "copy" of the Wz. 32 helmet, as you say.
    Did anything at all differ from the standard Wz. 32?

    Regards,
    Πόλεμος πάντων μεν πατήρ εστί, πάντων δε βασιλεύς.

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    thanks!don't know, hope to find more in this forum....

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    interesting - I was under impression that Yugoslavian troops wore Adrians in 1941. Any photos of actual helmets in use ?
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    Interesting...you learn something new everyday.

    Here's a picture I came across after a quick search, and to the link I borrowed it from.

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    The Yugoslav Improvement Mod

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    Fascinating. I can certainly say I did not know the Yugoslavs used the vz32 under any name, and I did wonder whether this was a confusion with post invasion pro-fascist troops being issued with seized stocks of Czech helmets. But no. A few minutes checking does show that the Yugoslavs did indeed use this helmet before the outbreak of war, along with a startling variety of other types. Whether it was locally made under licence, I remain somewhat unconvinced. Is there any proof of this anywhere? The Czechs exported a lot of military hardware.

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    Hello Greg. i don't have proof, but some helmets have ink stamp of factory in town "Čačak" which is in Serbia today and i belive that this type of helmet was produced in Yugoslavia under licence.

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    The Cacak helmet was produced in Serbia under the licence of the czech helmets but it´s colour was green. They were worn by serbian soldiers that was under the german puppet goverment. Those forces were called Nedic or Ljotic forces.

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    My M39 Çaçak is in distinctly ruinous condition, but one apparent distinguishing feature is that the rivet attaching the chin-strap lug has no washer, unlike Czech-made vz.32s.

    Roger

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    If you want to restore yor helmet, have a look at this site. They might have what you are looking for.

    Collect-Helmets | Reproduction items

    Cheers,
    Emile

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