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  1. That's a Vietnam-era T56-6 CVC helmet, like this... http://www.livesteammodels.co.uk/dhmg/icoms3.html It could have been adopted by a pararescue jumper, but during that war they wore APH-4s, HGU-16A/P, and HGU-39/Ps primarily...
  2. Better yet, $104.99 + $6.40 shipping from Amazon... https://www.amazon.com/Warehouse-GEMTOR-Serrated-Rubber-HF983-1754435887/dp/B01L121EWI/
  3. Or $136.46 from Walmart... https://www.walmart.com/ip/GEMTOR-D56-Crash-Axe-Serrated-Rubber-5-in/48139258
  4. D56 Gemtor Crash Axe - $216.95 https://www.aircraftsupply.com/D56.html
  5. I just acquired a M25A1 for my CVC display. It was in unused condition and was last inspected in 1990. I had to clean it up a bit, it had some odd waxy covering all over it which could have been some kind of protective powder at one point (it has been 30 years); but otherwise is pristine. I need to find a mannequin for this display, at this time it's just a Styrofoam head atop a set of CVC coveralls; but for the time being it fits nicely with the DH-132 helmet and other items I have. Speaking of which, I also found a CVC MRE heater (a.k.a. Ration Heater Individual, Mounted Troo
  6. Still no info? I did get these, they are definitely heavier than the older CVC coveralls. I suspect that's due to the old ones not lasting too long. These are a lot more robust, but don't breathe as well. Would still like to see some photos of these actually being worn!
  7. That is extremely sweet, and I'm glad it was "reliberated" back to the US! I think it would be great if you attached it to a HGU-26/P and added the stripe. The only concern would be someone down the road may believe the entire helmet to be authentic and not just the visor. As for sourcing the tape, that will be your biggest challenge. I wish I could help, but I have no idea where to score it. If you can, I would ask on the Facebook page for this forum, it seems to get more attention and quicker responses... https://www.facebook.com/groups/346212962178612/ Please keep us update wit
  8. If you don't want it, I'll give ya ten bucks for it!
  9. Nice avatar! Saw the Manneken-Pis in Brussels when I was at SHAPE (02-05). You in Belgium?
  10. After wanting one of these for years, I was lucky enough to find two Improved Bed Netting Systems (IBNS) last week! One is coyote brown , the second is a woodland camouflage version of the same... Wrapping them up is challenging but luckily there are numerous U-Tube videos that show the process, and once you've figured it out it's actually quite easy (but still a bit scary as it does require unnaturally twisting the fiberglass poles). I looked but could not find any info on these in this forum, anyone have any experience with them? By the way, the Enhanced Bed Net System (EBNS
  11. A search of that contract numbers hows it to be a APH-5, which is an Army helicopter helmet as Viking73 posted. https://wisvetsmuseum.pastperfectonline.com/webobject/2A8E53F3-A8DF-4D8A-BE70-098402750400 https://44thcollectorsavenue.com/Militaria/Post-WWII/Field-gear-and-equipment/USV-F-000013.html
  12. That MFS was originally on the bottom helmet with the fake ANVIS googles on it. It looked better in person but that is actually a LCAC helmet and a different shade of green than the MFS, so when I got my third one I installed it on it. As the MFS was new it had those plugs that go in the holes when you remove the brackets. I had to drill both helmets to install them. I contacted CEP-USA and they were extremely helpful and sent a replacement unit. I have been testing to see if I could use some of pieces to get the old system to work, but it appears that the problem is either the battery
  13. Nice catch! Since you're obviously also in Texas, mind if I ask where you found it? I have three -56s, one with the Maxillofacial Shield (MFS) installed. One is a "veteran" sitting between the HGU-26/P and HGU-9/P up top, another was used but doesn't show a lot of wear (that's the one with the MFS on it) and the third was new when I got it (the one with the fake ANVIS-9 NVGs on it). I am in the middle of replacing the hearing enhancement system on the middle one, for some reason it stopped working by CEP-USA was kind enough to send a replacement. I have to say the HGU-56/P are my favo
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