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US WW2 M38 helmet anti crash armoured forces with shell M1 2nd Lt?

Started by USMC-RECON0321 , May 02 2012 01:56 PM

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#1 USMC-RECON0321

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 01:56 PM

Not saying this is fake, but am I missing something... Isn't this just an M1 helmet over a standard Tanker's helmet??


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#2 1canpara

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:54 PM

No Troy, I think you nailed it...it's an M-1 shell over a tankers helmet....creative way of listing it though!

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:07 PM

No Troy, I think you nailed it...it's an M-1 shell over a tankers helmet....creative way of listing it though!

Rick


See I do know what I'm talking about :w00t:

Well both pieces are nice but the price is up there and where do they come up with these descriptions???

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:20 PM

What a steal at $695!!! Ok, who's buying it?

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:10 AM

What a steal at $695!!! Ok, who's buying it?


No one! No bids yet... imagine that!

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:27 PM

A lot of people don't realize that the M1938 tanker helmet provided NO ballistic pretection against small arms fire and or shell fragments. Scan any book on the armored forces and you'll see crew that must be exposed on top of the tank or even in the drivers hatches wearing M1 helmets. Even with the M1 over the M1938, the combination provided next to no ballistic protection against bullets. The M1 helmet was designed to protect against shell fragments. Aside from the odd "lucky" shot, the M1 was not meant to stop bullets.


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