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#51 ArchangelDM

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 11:13 PM

Straight from the vet estate attic. FS FB with MSA liner. Very salty, but really nice in hand.


Its really nice in the photo let alone in hand,
Excellent helmet and edition to the thread

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#52 Ray175INF

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 05:34 AM

This thread keeps getting better and better

Here's one of those anti mildew impregnated nets that has that "smell" 20181030_093116-980x1267.jpg

#53 Ray175INF

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 05:46 AM

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#54 ArchangelDM

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 07:16 AM

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Those are some sexy nets Ray !
Love the off colour brown one

- Dean

#55 HelmetguyCT

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 04:59 PM

Its really nice in the photo let alone in hand,
Excellent helmet and edition to the thread

Yours
Dean


After removing the liner and rubbing away some remnants of poor storage, shell number I believe is a 689C or 686C also there is a visible two initial and four digit laundry number

#56 Fritz

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 01:38 PM

Here's my contribution to the thread, still haven the been able to ID the laundry number yet, its on a fixed bail with a low pressure SC liner. Nice nets gents

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 01:39 PM

Couple more

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 01:50 PM

Over the years Ive managed to get just about every type of helmet net available. These are some that I have in one of my storage boxes. All original WW2 examples - I love the smell of meldew inhibitor !!!

Rich


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#59 Burning Hazard

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 08:15 PM

Over the years Ive managed to get just about every type of helmet net available. These are some that I have in one of my storage boxes. All original WW2 examples - I love the smell of meldew inhibitor !!!

Rich


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Rich, great collection. bet you don't have this one: not so often seen shrimp net variant  :)

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#60 Burning Hazard

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 08:17 PM

Shrimp nets in the airborne, left is square and right is hexagon hole variants

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#61 Cap Camouflage Pattern I

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 09:28 PM



Shrimp nets in the airborne, left is square and right is hexagon hole variants

517th PIR

 

another image taken shortly before, showing more of the helmet

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chinstrap was buckled around the back of the helmet when it was sprayed


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Posted 25 December 2018 - 07:36 AM

Bringing this thread back to the top with my newest addition. Anyone know what type of net this is?

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#63 HelmetguyCT

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Posted 25 December 2018 - 08:36 AM

Bringing this thread back to the top with my newest addition. Anyone know what type of net this is?
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I believe its a British Style type netting

#64 sgtdorango

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Posted 25 December 2018 - 10:19 AM

Nice net and very cool follow me bar👍🏻....mike

#65 trenchfoot

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Posted 25 December 2018 - 01:09 PM

Thanks guys!



#66 king802

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Posted 25 December 2018 - 02:48 PM

It’s British made 3/4 inch net in Brown. Hard to find and issued to the 101st Airborne in large numbers before D-Day. You also see the 29th with these nets too.

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Posted 25 December 2018 - 04:11 PM

I did not know that, Rich. Thank you for the info

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Posted 26 December 2018 - 07:47 AM

This is a FS FB Captain Helmet named to the Chief Clerk of the Quartermaster Corps Field Services. I found it interesting that this helmet had a net in the first place as the documents I found list the vet planning the logistical side of D-Day with SHAEF in London and then transferring to Paris after the liberation. I presume his position saw him going out inspecting field posts fairly often however so perhaps this is why.

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#69 Justin

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Posted 26 December 2018 - 09:20 AM

That is a cool net.

Thanks for sharing

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#70 trenchfoot

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Posted 26 December 2018 - 12:35 PM

Nice lid!



#71 pacreamer

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 05:32 PM

Here is one of mine.

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 06:53 PM

Heres mine. M1C with 50's liner.

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 06:53 PM

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 06:54 PM

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#75 Nickman983

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 06:31 PM

Figured I'd show off my net collection. Unfortunately none of the nets are original to the helmets they are on, but were instead added for display. That being said, to my knowledge all of them are original WWII nets. If someone feels otherwise please correct me.

 

In any case, here's a family photo to start it off

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