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    Collecting military equipment. Hunting and fishing.

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  1. It could have simply been a manufacturers typo (B and V are right next to each other on the keyboard). These helmets have been hitting the market so fast it might have been overlooked. I do not have an example of this helmet in my collection to check, but I can check the labels in mine to see the info on them. I have seen various styles of labels in these helmets.
  2. The helmet you have is real. They are used by some special forces units. It is a MICH style helmet and not a CVC helmet, although there is a ballistic version of the CVC made of the same material and same thickness as well.
  3. At least the ACH is easier to wear in the prone than the old K pot. I never had to wear the nape pad as I retired right after it came out, but I can deffinately see where it would get in the way, especially with the neck piece on the IBA. Don't know what vest is being issued now, but the IBA was a pain with all the side armor pieces and shoulder pieces. I took all of that off and just wore my IBA. Heck,during and after the invasion we didn't even have plates till we were about to redeploy. I am 6' 02" and they gave me a small for mine. Wasn't till OIF III when we got the ESAPI and everyone had
  4. I saw them come into the inventory at 1st ID in 07. I do believe they were worn by them in Iraq in 07 but I cant remember if we got them before deployment or not. I didn't deploy that time so I cant say for sure, but we did get them.
  5. Let me know when you are ready to ship them to me and I will give you my address Seriously, that is one awesome load of helmets you got there. :twothumbup:
  6. I agree with you. Items like that really make a collection and bring interest to others, and these guys just cheapen it.
  7. Yep, it is a dangerous market out there.
  8. Just food for thought... http://cgi.ebay.com/WW2-Helmet-with-Fixed-...=item439ad295fd
  9. Messed up how? Picture is awful blurry.
  10. HOLY ARMY SURPLUS BATMAN!!!!! I was so happy when I bought my new house and had all the new room, now I just kinda feel queezy after seeing this.
  11. Yep, 91st helmet. The tag hanging off of the helmet is on the 101st helmet though, it just has the soldiers name and rate on it, unless you mean the black plackard, then it is just a description of the helmet. As for the glasses, they are just from that period. I tried to put something from the period of each helmet under them. I have a green packof lucky strikes under one of my older WWII helmets, a clip of ammo for a Garand under another one, pin-up playing cards under my Korean era helmet, and so on...
  12. There are photos credited to certain regiments of the 1st ID. These are the photos I am speaking of. I will see if I can get copies of these photos with the names of the unit and soldiers to show what I am talking about, but not working at the museum any more I do not know if I can get access to them again or not.
  13. Not all of their helmets were painted I don't think. Looking up the history on the 1st Division I came across a few photos of them on the beach with unmarked helmets. Now those could have been miscredited photos, or a very small exception. It does look like the majority of them did have their division painted on the helmets.
  14. Is your strap too short maybe? They do adjust out but I only buckle mine in the back if they appear to have been left that way for a while.
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