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Hello everyone,

 

Can anyone tell me a  bit more about this helmet? What does TC stand for and 500 at the left and right side.

 

Thanks Martijn

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I believe that is an Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN or South Vietnamese Army) Military Police helmet. 

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Burning Hazard
5 hours ago, Fox777 said:

Hello everyone,

 

Can anyone tell me a  bit more about this helmet? What does TC stand for and 500 at the left and right side.

 

Thanks Martijn

 

 

I believe that is a Tuan Canh Military Police Patrol helmet from what I was able to find. Think there may be some threads on the helmet forum for these, that 500 on the side looks very familiar.

 

Pat

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Quick internet search comes back with South Vietnamese National Police, Uniformed Patrol/Combined Patrol (seen both). Apparently, they were partnered with American MP units. 

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Burning Hazard
6 hours ago, Fox777 said:

Thanks Pat! Do you think it could be real or fake? 

 

I'd be always careful with ARVN helmets since Dan Sinh Market in Vietnam still produces lots of fakes for tourists to buy; Google "Dan Sinh Market" and you'll see what I mean.

 

This one would probably need better pictures on in hand inspection. ARVN Helmets aren't my specialty but hopefully another forum member will be able to tell.

 

Pat

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