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Top one is definitely an ERDL cover. Heres a pic of one just like it. The patch hes wearing is for one of the Political Warfare units. Nice helmet!

 

- Jakob

 

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Thanks FT

 

Cool discussion here on the camo being used and 2 very cool pics with the same net on both of them.


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I believe Political Warfare Social Services directorate cực xã hội. 

 

You are the kammo man but it really looks like ERDL to me rather than hand painted, very crisp fine edges for haid paint,ed and while the center is only light and dark green, at the top and front I see black and brown, if hand painted it was done by quite the artist.

Show what piece of erdl you believe it is ?

I am going to the fridge to get myself a beer to enjoy this one

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I agree. That is definitely not an ERDL cover.

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I agree. That is definitely not an ERDL cover.

Here is a side by side comparison. Picture on the right is a little small, but its enough to see they are exactly the same.

 

 

 

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I just spat my beer out !!!

 

 

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Those Mf nets camouflaged the cover ffs

Owen

 

 

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And here it is

 

 

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I just spat my beer out !!!

 

 

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That's made me laugh!!

 

Anyway, I agree 100% that is NOT erdl pattern, not even close.

 

Love the helmet and history though!! Outstanding.

 

Troy


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That helmet originally posted is KICK'N!!! Well done!

Thankyou Tom

I appreciate that

 

- Dean


"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

"thinking outside of the box"

 

New website

 

https://combatusedmilitaria.com

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That's made me laugh!!

 

Anyway, I agree 100% that is NOT erdl pattern, not even close.

 

Love the helmet and history though!! Outstanding.

 

Troy

Cheers Troy glad you like it - took a while to figure that name out on the band.


"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

"thinking outside of the box"

 

New website

 

https://combatusedmilitaria.com

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I really like the ARVN Capt's helmet , it's a fantastic piece , as others have mentioned

 

:) amazing find!

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On 4/13/2020 at 3:49 AM, BOLO said:

I really like the ARVN Capt's helmet , it's a fantastic piece , as others have mentioned

 

:) amazing find!

Thankyou Bolo 

I appreciate the kind words 

 

- Dean 

 


"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

"thinking outside of the box"

 

New website

 

https://combatusedmilitaria.com

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On 3/17/2020 at 2:01 PM, MCDUFF said:

Wow, that is really amazing Dean! This hobby is always full of surprises!

Stunning helmet.

+1 to the "full of surprises".  Great helmet and research!

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1 hour ago, Paddyd00 said:

+1 to the "full of surprises".  Great helmet and research!

Thanks Paddydoo

 

Thanks to Khoi and his mum who is Vietnamese this got solved, along with some great photos of the covers in use it really brought it to life. 
 

 


"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

"thinking outside of the box"

 

New website

 

https://combatusedmilitaria.com

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Here is another great picture from a friend showing the kind of cloud camo used in theatre. although different colours are used here it does show some really nice cloud shapes 
 

 

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"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

"thinking outside of the box"

 

New website

 

https://combatusedmilitaria.com

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