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Is a Vietnam era helmet correct to display with the goggles?


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#1 Battling Bastard

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 03:46 AM

I have a 1974 goggle and I saw this on the internet. Is this correct? was the googles ever used in Vietnam?

 

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 04:11 AM

Yes, that would be correct soldiers were issued goggles just like those during the war so that would be accurate. Don't know how often they may have been used but i don't see anything wrong with displaying them on the helmet.

 

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 05:00 AM

It was done and is correct, but not for an infantryman. You do however see them adorned on MP helmets part of a convoy security element, or by troops part of a convoy. 



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 12:14 PM

Common for armored vehicle crewmen as well as mechanized infantry and other attached units operating where a lot of dust would be kicked up by the tracks. However, my understanding is that wartime produced and used goggles have the strap going through the lens itself. This was changed postwar and 1974 dated examples are plentiful on ebay.

I have some great pictures from a soldier in the 1st Infantry who often operated with the 11th ACR, but the disk isn't with me right now.

 

http://www.vietnamge...kit.aspx?kit=73

 

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 12:25 PM

Thank you guys




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