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    Thanks for the comments Smitty, one thing about...

    Thanks for the comments Smitty, one thing about this pandemic is that it's given me the chance to open boxes and blow the dust off my collection.

    Steve.
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    Finally, a US made Military Police liner. ...

    Finally, a US made Military Police liner.

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    Any additions, comments or corrections welcome.
    Steve.
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    This one is a bit superfluous to the thread, but...

    This one is a bit superfluous to the thread, but you’ve either given up by now or actually interested. Later manufactured parts started to be stamped with part numbers, these helmets were used into...
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    Israeli made shell, this model is normally...

    Israeli made shell, this model is normally referred to as the ‘Kasdah’ which is just a collectors term, kasdah in Hebrew means ‘helmet’, if you stop a soldier in Israel today and ask him what he has...
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    Another modified US shell. The liner is the first...

    Another modified US shell. The liner is the first version of the Israeli manufactured, this model has nape strap fitted, later remove because not considered necessary with the three-point chinstrap....
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    Following the 1967 war there was a move to...

    Following the 1967 war there was a move to standardize equipment. This led to the adoption of a US M1 style helmet with liner and the three-point chinstrap.
    I don’t know whether the conversion of...
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    One variation that stated to appear is the...

    One variation that stated to appear is the modified line for armoured troops, I’ve stollen the image form this thread M-1 helmet with modded liner, Israeli tanker helmet – that is a subtle hint that...
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    Last of the conversions, the chinstrap is another...

    Last of the conversions, the chinstrap is another type of locally made version. The liner is a copy of the British MkII. There are a number of copies of this liner but this is the only one I have...
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    Prior 1967 standard M1 issue helmets begin to...

    Prior 1967 standard M1 issue helmets begin to appear in numbers. These are noticeable by the issue chinstrap and liner being visible. Most likely a surplus from the Korean war, and is probably a...
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    Next up and rear seam, bales removed, and shell...

    Next up and rear seam, bales removed, and shell converted to take a three-point British HSAT style chinstrap. The chinstrap itself is an Israeli copy. The liner is a local copy of the HSAT liner.
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    This one is another a front seam, swivel bale M1...

    This one is another a front seam, swivel bale M1 shell, this time has an Israeli made chinstrap. Another orange liner this time mounted directly in the shell, this time using a cruciform pad rather...
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    In the 1950s a period where the IDF was using...

    In the 1950s a period where the IDF was using anything in terms of helmets they are more widely seen. Through the 1950s and into the 60s Israel refurbished and reissued M1s in various ways. None of...
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    Israeli M1 helmets, variants and clones

    Stuck inside this weekend due to temp of over 100°F, off the scale poor air quality because of the forest fires and a new mask mandate, so threw this thread together for the forum basement dwellers,...
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