Militaria Romandie - Top
Display your banner here
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Hungarian M90 vs. M70 ?

Article about: I have a Hungarian M70 with the shiny IR paint and a m90 with flat green paint and a 4 color Hungarian camo cover dated 2007. Both are unissued. Is the M90 just a M70 without IR paint ? Is t

  1. #1
    ?

    Default Hungarian M90 vs. M70 ?

    I have a Hungarian M70 with the shiny IR paint and a "m90" with flat green paint and a 4 color Hungarian camo cover dated 2007. Both are unissued. Is the M90 just a M70 without IR paint ? Is the M90 it's own designation or is it still just a M70 ? Thanks

  2. #2

    Default

    This might help - it is a note I got from Hungarian collector Tamas Baczoni some time ago -

    -

    "M50 helmet for the first version, produced from 1950 to 1956.

    There was a second production of the M50 helmet in the 1960s (minor differences from the M50).

    The new helmet was the M70 (with the 'complex' liner, Y-chinstrap and shiny plastic coating) introduced in the 1970s.

    There was a big uniform-reform in 1965, but then no helmet was introduced, so the M65 designation is a misunderstanding.

    The latest version was the matt-painted M70, first produced in 1989-90 (hence the name, however the designation M90 was never used officially). This helmet is still in use today, recently under replacing by different types of kevlar helmets."

  3. #3

    Default

    I should aff that the only differences I have been able to see in the first and second series of M50 is that the first (at least out of the factory) has sewn-on chinstraps, and the second rivetted. But then there are also repaired straps. It may also be true that the chinstraps of series 2 are made from lighter-gauge leather, and a lot of them seem to have the outer side finished 'shiny' and dyed red-brown.. Also the second series probably - based on my observation - has a more matte paint job. But then the M50 generally has a variety of different versions of green so it is hard to say for certain.

Similar Threads

  1. Need Help! Hungarian p08 toy??

    In Search technology and metal detecting
    11-11-2018, 08:33 AM
  2. Tokagypt/hungarian m-58

    In World Firearms
    12-15-2016, 07:23 PM
  3. Hungarian M-70

    In World Steel Helmets
    03-27-2013, 08:27 PM
  4. Hungarian M-50

    In World Steel Helmets
    12-22-2012, 08:05 PM
  5. Hungarian...help!

    In Photos - Papers - Propaganda of the Third Reich
    03-04-2011, 10:31 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Catawiki - Down
Display your banner here