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This ensemble represents a US tanker as he might have appeared during the Korean War. Typically, it's a mixture of the old and the new...in other words items of WW2 origin together with newly produced items.

 

The helmet is a Rawlings "M-38" of WW2 vintage fitted with R-14 receivers. The M-1944 goggles are 1951 dated. The T-45 lip-mic has replaced the T-30S throat-mic of WW2. The T-45 was actually a late WW2 design which remained in production after the war. It was a unique design in which a rubber cradle which supported the mic just below the nose was hooked around the ears. I'm not sure how comfortable this would have been if worn for prolonged periods! The plug on the mic connected to the socket of the SW-141V press-to-talk box which was hung around the neck.

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Would those have been the old style "bone domes" or the Kevlar CVC type?

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Have you actually tried it Ian ?? does the Mic work ??

 

LB

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Well...it was new out of the packet, so presumably it would? Same goes for the R14s too.

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Would those have been the old style "bone domes" or the Kevlar CVC type?

 

They were CVC, not really ballistic Kevlar but they had a removable shell. I still have mine although the ear cups have dry-rotted out and the foam inside crumbled. See post #10 here: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/128163-desert-storm-cvc-lid/?hl=hood&do=findComment&comment=963191

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Mic details.

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Nice rig. Looks like it's ready to drive that Pershing or Chaffee!

 

Frank

 

Thank you Frank! ;)

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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That's a great display. The helmet is in remarkable shape.

Looking for: Fourth/ Seventh Rhode Island Infantry items


Purple Heart : Robert L. Freitag KIA ETO 2/11/45


Any US/German items with the last name "Freitag"


also, war-related posters



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Stunning display. The head also looks just right, kinda of pale because lack of sunshine over Great Britian

 

Thanks Gary. Excuse me whilst I reach for the sun-screen (factor 15, of course!) ;)

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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That's a great display. The helmet is in remarkable shape.

 

Why, thank you! :)

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Stunning display. The head also looks just right, kinda of pale because lack of sunshine over Great Britian

 

and I thought that the sun never sets on the British Empire? B)

Looking for: Fourth/ Seventh Rhode Island Infantry items


Purple Heart : Robert L. Freitag KIA ETO 2/11/45


Any US/German items with the last name "Freitag"


also, war-related posters



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