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#51 stealthytyler

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 08:23 PM

Here is a photo I found in my collection of a 4th BB sailor.

 

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#52 stealthytyler

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 09:30 PM

Just found a video of sailors attending to wounded soldiers during the invasion of Normandy. Check out the yellow stripes on deck blue.

 

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#53 respectingthesacrifice

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 11:02 PM

Fantastic helmet and photos. Thank you for sharing this

#54 Ronnie

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 08:18 AM

Great helmet Tyler. Outstanding job of restoring it's paint.
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Posted 10 April 2016 - 09:21 AM

Tyler,

I think you will find that the stripes, and other shapes, seen on the helmets in those screen captures in your post # 52, are probably visicant detector paint. Most, if not all, of the men shown are wearing Navy gas-proof suits, as discussed in another thread in the helmet section recently.

Regards, Paul

 

 

 

 

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#56 Cap Camouflage Pattern I

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 10:11 AM

Wasn't visciant pant olive when it was new and then turned yellow over time?



#57 pararaftanr2

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 12:09 PM

Yes, it was a very light shade of OD out of the can, which is what you are seeing in the color images. It was a much lighter shade than the OD paint that was applied to helmets at the factory. I've had a can (many years ago) which I opened, mixed and tested, at the time.



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Posted 10 April 2016 - 01:13 PM

Wasn't visciant pant olive when it was new and then turned yellow over time?

 

Yes and no. It all depends on the conditions it was painted in as well as exposed to over time. It stays yellow the more exposed to moisture it is no matter how old it is. If its not when its painted its either a mustard color or a geenish brown. If its in a less wet environment as it gets old it will get more of a brown hue to it. 



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Posted 10 April 2016 - 05:34 PM

I have two cans.
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Posted 11 April 2016 - 04:21 AM

I have two cans.
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Buy some helmets and paint them up! You stand to make a healthy profit margin!
 



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Posted 11 April 2016 - 10:22 AM

Buy some helmets and paint them up! You stand to make a healthy profit margin!
 


Correct me if I am wrong, but I do not believe the paint is still usable after all these years

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 04:11 PM

Correct me if I am wrong, but I do not believe the paint is still usable after all these years

I'm just joking anyway.



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Posted 04 June 2018 - 12:36 PM

FYI, this helmet is now for sale on Ebay with a starting bid of $1. 

 

https://www.ebay.com...pe/232793109649

 

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 07:07 PM

Correct me if I am wrong, but I do not believe the paint is still usable after all these years

The paint is very usually.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:06 AM

Happy to say this helmet is now mine. Can't wait to see it in person.

Thanks Tyler

 

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