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Now for a little more show and tell. This is an early experimental nylon helmet, the crude interior, you can see the nylon strips, lead me to think it was hand made. The camo on the outside is painted and the liner is the standard removable webbing for a last model M-1 liner but the sweat band has been modified so it is not removable and dated 1966. The chin cup is standard late M-1 but the rest of the chin strap is unique. I found this at a flea market about 25 years ago, I ask the guy what it was and he looked at me like I was stupid and said an army helmet so I ask him how much and he said $2.00 so I had to give it to him.

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I saw a Stars and Stripes in like 77' showing troops testing the 'Fritz' helmet (Later Kevlar or Kpot) helmets which also had a painted camo, but I also saw a Soldier of Fortune magazine in like 83 with Central American troops with a helmet somewhat the same.

 

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Here's one I found here: http://gasmaskandrespirator.wikia.com/wiki/U.S._MCU_Series_Protective_Masks

 

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The photo shows a man wearing an experimental model 29 gas mask and he also seems to be waring a helmet like this.

 

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Wow, this is a really old thread but, what a cool and rare painted experimental PASGT! Glad that someone brought this thread back to the top!!!

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This has got me wondering, what was the point of painting them camouflage? They're just experimental and I think they're only testing the shape.

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