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#51 USARV72

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 03:59 PM

Cats were, “ numba 1 chop chop” over there as were dogs. Saw 2 cats the whole tour, 1 was a kitten a GI in a post office had, other was through starlight scope one night in the wire and claymores.Met an ARVIN Ranger a few weeks ago, interesting guy to talk to.
Super nice helmets!!!!

#52 Cap Camouflage Pattern I

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 04:02 PM

I have 3 Vietnam helmets. This is my first one. The cover is 1970 the helmet is 65-68 and the liner is dutch.


I don't want to be rude but how can this be unmessee with if it has a Dutch liner?

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 08:58 PM

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 05:36 AM

I don't want to be rude but how can this be unmessee with if it has a Dutch liner?


Sorry I didn't mean to include that. I'm in a liner shortage and had to fill in with that one.

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 05:12 PM

I just got an original graffitied marine lid that i will post here tomorrow 



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Posted 12 October 2018 - 06:05 PM

Here is my contribution. Not exactly sure what the markings are for. 

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 12:57 AM

I only have a couple of helmets, this one is my favorite. Pretty heavily used set, correct me if i'm wrong but i believe its a mid ww2 shell with an early/mid VN liner. Dark OD paint and the corking can be seen on the shell through the foliage slits. 

 

The cover which is stained from dirt has been on there for long time as its stuck to the shell and rim in some spots, the tyre tube is very brittle. The liner is actually painted silver, I took it apart when i first got it but I'm not keen to do it again, so i cant recall if there is a painted name or anything on the inner shell. The nape buckles were also been taped down at one point 

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 12:57 AM

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 12:57 AM

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 12:58 AM

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 06:42 AM

Great helmets! Those really show some serious wear



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Posted 13 October 2018 - 07:54 AM

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 07:55 AM

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 07:55 AM

And the side

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 09:59 AM

And the side

You already know how jealous i am of that helmet Dean!



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Posted 13 October 2018 - 10:03 AM

Dean
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Posted 13 October 2018 - 10:07 AM

Although i can't beat the one Dean posted, here's my newest one. Tons of graffiti on the '62 dated cover, most of it hard to see in pictures. Named to a marine

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 10:31 AM

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Im very humbled Owen

Thankyou my friend

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 10:33 AM

Although i can't beat the one Dean posted, here's my newest one. Tons of graffiti on the '62 dated cover, most of it hard to see in pictures. Named to a marine
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Russ You have a great eye for lids my friend,
Thats an excellent example

Thanks for the kind comments my friend and what an awesome thread.

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 10:34 AM

Just as reference I’ll start another thread on the helmet to explain the damage Etc with detailed shots

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 05:43 PM

Add it in here Dean.

It would be a great additional story.



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Posted 14 October 2018 - 12:40 AM

Another fairly heavily used set that has been together a while.

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 12:40 AM

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 12:40 AM

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 12:42 AM

I added the period nape strap

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