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Airborne Helmet Collection: WWII-Present

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#1 nreed_94

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:54 AM

Hey everyone, I just wanted to show my collection of airborne helmets ranging from WWII to the present. First up is a WWII M1C. It has a very nice Westinghouse liner, and the shell has one of the best paint jobs I've ever seen on these helmets.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:56 AM

Next is a Vietnam M1C (currently in the mail on its way to me). The liner and its components date to 1967, and the helmet cover has a 1965 dated contract.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:57 AM

Next is a 1980s M1C, also in the mail on its way to me. Complete with post-Vietnam ERDL cover with a 1983 dated contract 

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:01 AM

Inside of the 1980s helmet (The file is currently too big and my photo editor is acting up....)


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:01 AM

Next is an early 2000s PASGT helmet. This is actually a family piece, as this was my father's jump helmet when he was in the army. 

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:02 AM

Inside of the PASGT

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:04 AM

And finally we have a modern ACH. This is actually my own ACH that I currently jump with. It has a jumpable base plate and the helmet pads are oriented in the correct jump configuration (not how I normally wear them because the standard horizontal configuration is much more comfortable).

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:07 AM

My two favorites - no slight on the other helmets - is your Dad's and yours. Very very nice. Thank you for posting the photos.

BTW - love the 'field improvised' paracord holding the camo band in place on yours.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:15 AM

My two favorites - no slight on the other helmets - is your Dad's and yours. Very very nice. Thank you for posting the photos.

BTW - love the 'field improvised' paracord holding the camo band in place on yours.

 

The paracord is actually our unit SOP. I've never understood why though, as the base plate on the front and eyewear straps on the back would make it impossible for the band to come off. Paracord was an old school method of keeping it on before base plates came about, and for some reason it has never gone away.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:52 AM

Very nice collection, good job!

 

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:25 AM

Nice range of lids. Two faves are also yours and your dads. Nothing like having a connection to a piece in your collection. 



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:55 AM

Nice jump helmet collection!...mike

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:55 AM

All very nice.

Thanks for posting them.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:00 AM

Nice collection. As a World War II collector I like the World War II one. Wish I had one in my collection.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:47 PM

very nice collection - well done!!



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:20 PM

I like 'em all! Really nice! Congrats on a nice variety of jump helmets!

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 01:27 AM

Thank you for sharing

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 07:53 AM

Here's the inside of the 1980s helmet. Does anyone know where I might be able to find the crash pad that was put on the back of these?

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 07:33 PM

http://www.jmurrayin...ar-liner-parts/

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 08:48 PM

Nice collection. As a World War II collector I like the World War II one. Wish I had one in my collection.

 

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