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  1. Hey Pete...those parts and pieces look like they came out of one of those white US civic helmets. It's the German helmet that has my attention though.
  2. I’ve had this helmet in my collection for years, but the one strap always bugged me. It seems so narrow. The stamp is 282A. Anyone have any thoughts? Many thanks!
  3. Don't give up now!.....you've come too far. You have the parts...um...just put them together???
  4. Normally I use a pair of round nose pliers spread open, and that works great. If it is that tight, you may make out better making a wrench. Those holes are a bit shallow and I'm guessing will bugger up quick.
  5. I always find these cross over helmets interesting. This is not only an Air Force helmet, but an MB-4....with Navy squadron markings. Thought it would spark some discussion.
  6. This helmet is a bit generic, but I thought I would put it up anyway. I was hoping someone might recognize the markings or maybe have some insight into a possible squadron. Many thanks.
  7. That's the best run down on the HGU-48 I've read yet Ron...the "best of" article is a bit confusing. I have to give kudos to you guys that caught the helmet was an HGU 48. I watched the helmet and never noticed it was an HGU 48.
  8. Hey Matt, try Flight Gear On Line. Com. Their best of section talks about the HGU 48p.
  9. He supposedly was quite the character....wearing a leather helmet instead of a hard helmet during his Vietnam tour. Also one of the youngest Navy pilots to fly combat!
  10. Yeah...he has a couple of my pictures up as well. I figure I go into his site so often that I kind of owe him. The up and down side of the internet I guess.
  11. I really believe they just issued them this way. Tied in place to prevent them from getting lost. Set up for a right handed unhook, but easily reversed. Mine also has the O mask which is tagged and numbered to the helmet. I think it was more of a quick easy to use right out of the box sort of thing.
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