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    Post by MyZone on Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:35 am

    Hello fellow collectors,

    I thought I'd post this helmet....previous owner was a US Marine during initial invasion. Captured and brought back; stored until he decided to sell it off to me. It has found a great home.


    Does anyone know the estimated # of these produced (or Fedayeen troop strength at the time we invaded in 03') ?
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    Post by Ben on Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:34 am

    Nice helmet! There was one listed on eBay some time ago for $100,000. I think the seller made a typo on the price. Laughing

    Wasn't Uday obsessed with Star Wars, hence the design?


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    Post by MyZone on Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:48 am

    I am curious as to the estimate on the production run.....
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    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:35 am

    Uber cool Lid, sorry no idea on the production run though.

    Alledgedly and according to my research the lid was based on ancient middle eastern designs, rather than influenced by Western designs....

    I still think Saddam's kid was a HUGE Star Wars fan, who would have thought George Lucas would have influenced a Fedyadeen lid eh Laughing Shocked


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    Post by MyZone on Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:09 pm

    I know (and know of) a lot of guys who have good stuff too....

    An active SF Sgt Major let me take photos of his personal war trophy from OIF I.

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    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:43 am

    Nice one MZ Wink


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    Post by nkomo on Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:39 pm

    According to what I have read, the Fedayeen Saddam had roughly 30,000 to 40,000 members at it's height. I highly doubt every member would have received a helmet, so I'd expect the number produced to be 20,000 or less. Hope this helps.
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    Post by jayacee on Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:46 pm

    there's an example of the fedayeen helmet in the imperial war museum ,salford quays ,manchester england also i believe there are very good reproductions on the auction websites even these command a great price even though they are listed as repo's so as to the value of the real deal its gonna be very high

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    Post by landser on Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:45 pm

    I was there during the invasion and brought back three of these helmets. I found two in Baghdad and one under a palm tree near Hilla. The one in Hilla also had a set of black coveralls laying next to the helmet.
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    Post by jayacee on Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:14 pm

    thanks for showing the extra close up pictures myzone the inner liner band looks quite unsupportive to the wearers head
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    Post by airborne1968 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:00 am

    I've heard about therebeing approx 20,000 helmets but I also heard stories of thousands of helmets being destroyed buy units that found boxes of them in the early days of the war.
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    Post by Iraqirg on Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:09 pm

    Very nice!

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