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Found this helmet today. It is un-issued and still in the bag. The bag had a small torn opening so I am not sure it is complete. Here are some pics. Decided to get it cause the price was right. 
 

Kinda neat finding this one. Anyone ever find another un-issued helmet like this one?

 


 

 

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Damn that is sexy.  Excellent find right there.  Is that the felt pieces that go inside the shell that the ear cups velcro to that I see in front of the shell on the tailgate?  I wish I could find some of that for a PRK-37..  Its shaped different than the current HGU helmets.  My buddy in the AF was actually able to get me replacements for the HGU-55 helmet from the life support shop.  Was going to try and use them in a PRK but the 55P ones were smaller and shaped different.

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Thanks to all. 
 

Those are the felt cloth pieces for the inside of the helmet. Here is a picture hopefully you can make out the dimensions. 
 

 

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What a damn nice find you got there ! I've seen unissued shells from time to time in auctions, but never in the bag, nor with the whole package, so IMO that's a lucky score.

 

That is also neat to know you should have to assemble it yourself from the beginning, rig it to your liking, or, as we say in France : "you'd start from a blank page".

Or perhaps would you prefer to let it remain in its original untouched unassembled state ?

Both options are worth considering.

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Thank you. 
 

I believe I will leave this helmet just the way it currently is.  I have not seen one like this before (in the bag) and I have numerous other completely assembled and used helmets to enjoy. 
 

Chris

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No arguing here, I'd do the same too ;) .

The tricky part is now "how to display this set ?", for it's not as decorative in the bag as a fully assembled helmet.

Do you have any idea in mind, Chris ?

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Display the box with label out.Take some high quality photos of the helmet shell,frame them and display next to box.Hold down the temptation to see whats inside.😀

OOPs,went to the beginning of post and see you do not  have the box.It would still work with another bag to protect the original bag.

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3 hours ago, lancecriminal86 said:

Okay, wow! Since it's opened, might as well track down one of the life support guys from a favorite Tomcat squadron and see if they'll tape it up for you after you get a visor kit for it.


Thank you for your comment but I think I will leave this one as is.  The collector community already has too many put-together helmets in my opinion.  
 

If I did have a desire to tape this one up, I would make it an Attack Squadron helmet. Remember, “Fighter guys make movies, Attack guys make history”. 😂

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I knew this similar citation from the Po City bar scene in the Flight of the Intruder, but with some rather... relaxed language 😁.

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Fighter p*kes make movies. Bomber pilots make... HISTORY !

(C) Lt. Jake GRAFTON

 

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On 11/14/2020 at 1:41 PM, hink441 said:


Thank you for your comment but I think I will leave this one as is.  The collector community already has too many put-together helmets in my opinion.  
 

If I did have a desire to tape this one up, I would make it an Attack Squadron helmet. Remember, “Fighter guys make movies, Attack guys make history”. 😂

 

I'd hate to imply I DON'T want an A-6 helmet at some point! In my case there were local reserve Tomcat squadrons that I've taken a liking to, and it seems very rare that stuff from the squadron shows up. I think part of one of their HGU-33s ended up at Omaha's Surplus a number of years back missing the whole visor assembly.

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