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Just picked this up put of the wood work.WW2 British dispatch riders helmet that was used by US Forces as a motorcycle helmet in post war Germany.This had been over painted with a thick black gloss enamel.Prior owner had started to strip the black paint.The decasl are paper applied to the sides. 1st Lt. rank appears  soldered to front. BMB 1943 dated liner.

 

 

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huntssurplus

Wow! That is cool! Any pictures of this in use by US MPs? Is the helmet named?

Hunt


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huntssurplus

Wow nice photos! And the white paint matches nicely with your helmet! Thanks for sharing!

Hunt

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iron bender

For motorcycle work, I'd take the brit dispatch helmet over the m1. Better visibility, snugger fit (won't move on you)

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Brits had a dispatch riders uniform from top to bottom that worked really well.
This helmet was part of it and was also used by tankers - paratroopers etc
Ron
Nice find pitty it’s Nessed wig but that’s life
Owen


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7 hours ago, max0073 said:

Hi,

here is mine

Max

 

 

 

 

Max..Nice example.Great to see another. Im guessing not many survived. in full paint.To tempting to repaint and use as a biker/racing helmet after the war 

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1 hour ago, kammo-man said:

Brits had a dispatch riders uniform from top to bottom that worked really well.
This helmet was part of it and was also used by tankers - paratroopers etc
Ron
Nice find pitty it’s Nessed wig but that’s life
Owen


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As they say it is what it is and agree its messed with but real and a survivor 🙂

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20 hours ago, kammo-man said:

Brits had a dispatch riders uniform from top to bottom that worked really well.
This helmet was part of it and was also used by tankers - paratroopers etc
Ron
Nice find pitty it’s Nessed wig but that’s life
Owen


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British paratroopers had look-alike but different helmets.

Max

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