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187th PIR "Rakkasan" Bring Back from Leyte. Japanese Para Helmet


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Wow, great bring back. Ithe 187th was actually glider regt during war, towards the end of war though they were para- glider. Duel trained. The 188th was its sister regt, which my father was in during war. He never brought anything back Japanese. He just brought himself home. :lol:

 

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I have owned three of these in my collecting years as well as a Tadao Nakata reproduction and that by far is among the neatest ever! As a side note to those that have mentioned great stuff still being out there and found. I had a friend and fellow collector contact me several years ago about a "strange" Japanese helmet that he bought at an antique store for $25.00. In those days we didn't have forums (1990s) so he mailed me some pictures. When they arrived I was stunned, he had a Japanese Navy Para helmet and it was original! I still have the pictures! Beautiful helmet Eric! Scott

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I have owned three of these in my collecting years as well as a Tadao Nakata reproduction and that by far is among the neatest ever! As a side note to those that have mentioned great stuff still being out there and found. I had a friend and fellow collector contact me several years ago about a "strange" Japanese helmet that he bought at an antique store for $25.00. In those days we didn't have forums (1990s) so he mailed me some pictures. When they arrived I was stunned, he had a Japanese Navy Para helmet and it was original! I still have the pictures! Beautiful helmet Eric! Scott

 

Great helmet! A couple of years ago there was a Japanese Naval Paratrooper helmet on ebay. I believe it sold for $20,000

You are his witness now, without a witness, they just disappear!

Quote from the movie TAKING CHANCE 2009

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