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82nd Airborne officer helmet front seam swivel bail - Korea, Vietnam or ?

Started by Bob Hudson , Aug 30 2017 07:47 PM

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#1 Bob Hudson

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 07:47 PM

I got this from a neighbor who said he bought it at a surplus store in San Diego in the 70's. It came with a CAPAC liner which is painted white. Being as this was an Army-Navy store purchase it's not surprising that an odd liner was slipped into this steel pot.

 

So any hints as to whether this might have been Korea, Vietnam, or just Fort Bragg in 1956?

 

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 07:50 PM

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 07:59 PM

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#4 Bob Hudson

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 08:45 PM

Iit has a rugged old suspension - some cracked leather, but overall used, not abused.

 

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 08:47 PM

vietnam based on the straps



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Posted 30 August 2017 - 10:05 PM

Yes I agree with Jake. It is a WWII produced pot but utilized again in WWII with new straps.
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#7 TheMinistryOfAviation

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 09:39 AM

Is the WWII shell

 

...then painted with the Korean era dark green gloss?

 

...then with added Vietnam era straps?

 

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#8 3rdPhotoReconn

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:39 PM

WWII shell with Korea paint and decals, late Korea liner, and Vietnam chinstraps.




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