A couple of my Iraqi Helmets

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    ScottG
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    A couple of my Iraqi Helmets

    Post by ScottG on Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:53 am

    I thought I would share a couple of interesting varieties of Iraqi helmets here. First up is an M-80 that is overpainted in a blue/gray for Air Force use. These can be found in use by Air Defence units as shown below.

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    Re: A couple of my Iraqi Helmets

    Post by ScottG on Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:55 am

    Side view. Scott.



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    Re: A couple of my Iraqi Helmets

    Post by ScottG on Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:57 am

    Here is a Corbis image of the blue helmets in use by an AAA crew. Scott.

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    Re: A couple of my Iraqi Helmets

    Post by ScottG on Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:01 pm

    Next is another M-80 variant. This helmet utilizes the liner and chinstrap from from the Polish WZ-50 helmet and is used primarily by the Popular Army. It is factory reworked with new rivets added to accomodate the liner. Scott.

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    Re: A couple of my Iraqi Helmets

    Post by ScottG on Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:03 pm

    The liner. Scott.


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    Re: A couple of my Iraqi Helmets

    Post by swamp yankee on Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:43 am

    Some interesting variations Scott. The M80 with the polish liner and chinstrap is pretty cool.
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    Re: A couple of my Iraqi Helmets

    Post by Iraqirg on Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:12 pm

    I saw an M80 helmet with a leather liner like that but I did not go after it thinking it looked strange, but I guess some of them had liners like that and the one you showed. Nice items.

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