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  1. As mentioned above, it's almost impossible to ID a helmet paint job to a specific unit or for that matter is it is even painted while in service. I'd say at least 80% of the MICH/ACH helmets I see that are painted have been done for "fun" or to increase the coolness/sell-ability of the helmet. Very few units were simply allowed to paint their helmets and of those, most of the them were required to strip the camo paint off or repaint it to the regular grey/green color. With that said, at a glance I don't like the helmet you posted. It's just too "new" looking, new chin strap, new pads, new paint job. There's a small chance it is authentic, but for me it would be a pass.
  2. it isn't VN era. The early ALICE packs from 73 had different details. The one in the photos is later. Also I think the shoulder straps aren't even "real" they look like the aftermarket ones made in Korea.
  3. this is the Safariland/SPEAR version. Oddly enough, I bought some from a guy that had been in the Air Force.
  4. Agreed, those are the ones made by SDS and are a completely different design from the SPEAR version
  5. This is the 1986 Load Bearing Vest system. Developed by Natick Research, the vest were made by Adventure Specialist and the backpacks were made by Lowe Alpine. They were field tested by the 7th Infantry an d Special Forces during the mid-late 1980s. I've had a couple of these, they are very rare and hard to find.
  6. they are not rare, they are all over ebay (US Military surplus) and run about $10-15
  7. while I am 95% certain those are all reproductions, They can actually bring decent money from reenactors
  8. 2005 MSA MICH Helmet Was purchased near Albuquerque New Mexico. Defiantly Special Ops used. Highly modified. Possibly AFSOC.
  9. 2003 MSA MICH helmet Factory tan color. Nice example of a solider painted helmet from the early 2000s. Still has the correct original pads and chinstrap.
  10. 2002 CGF MICH helmet Came from the Fort Bragg area. Purchased directly from the original owner who was a Green Beret. He said he wore it on multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan (including the Iraq Invasion). Has been painted desert tan. Has the original CFG pads and chinstrap.
  11. 2005 Gentex "Tactical Ballistic Helmet" Came from The Dallas Fort Worth area. Has been painted desert tan and has a Norotos Shroud. If I had to guess, I'd say it was AFSOC used. Still has the Original Gentex pads and chinstrap.
  12. MSA 2004 MICH helmet Naval Special Warefare, SEAL helmet. Came from the Norfolk Virginia area. Factory tan that has been painted black and later painted desert tan. Velcro residue on the back and top. 3-hole Norotos mount.
  13. I know they made woodland versions that were for the mine-sweeping. It came with a much larger set of armor
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