ARVN Rangers Helmet
Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:06 PM
Thanks in advance!
Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:46 PM
"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"
Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:11 AM
IMHO this looks to be a modern reproduction
Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items
Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:20 AM
Edited by Bugme, 27 April 2012 - 05:20 AM.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 09:25 AM
I better stay into WWII helmets haha!! :packin heat:
... By the way, today I got these ones too from the owner, as funny as it sounds, from what tries to be a Viet Cong one on a Soviet helmet. Being looking for the saying at least and found it's the famous phrase "Dung si diet my" (valiant soldier destroy Americans). Well, guess that this one tells a lot about the ARVN one don't you think... :emba0005:
Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:49 PM
The best suggestion I can give is to compare the details of the real examples with yours. Things like shape of the teeth, eyes, overall shape of the star, etc.
For as many reproductions that are out there, they just can't seem to fully duplicate the wartime designs.
As for the "VC" helmet, this is typical of the overdone souvenir junk that comes out of Vietnam today. I may be wrong, but I don't believe the Communists were prone to painting slogans on their helmets... that is, when the wore helmets. Helmets were not part of their normal kit. And that star design on the front is just over the top.
If they'd of gone with just a simple gold star, or a small design about the size of a quarter, it would have been a lot more convincing.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:13 PM
the helmet say 1969, it's definitely a post Vietnam War helmet
Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:11 PM
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