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    Post by PaulR on Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:03 pm

    I am not really into this type of thing, but I could not pass up the deal on this helmet. I have never seen one before and I doubt that I will see one again anytime soon. The price of this helmet was far less than an unmodified Soviet helmet of this era. Too good to pass up.

    I want your thoughts on this. Are these common? When were they used? I know that they are definitely post US invasion, but surely they are all using kevelar by now.

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    Post by Nkomo on Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:05 pm

    GREAT piece, Paul. Thanks for sharing!
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    Post by aussie digger on Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:31 pm

    Great helmet! I say painted up ones like this are reasonably uncommon. As for time frame I couldnt say, there is such a random assortment of equipment in use that it could be from any period right upto the present.
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    Post by Zeked on Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:04 am

    Great helmet. Wish I could help you date it but I really am not sure. I agree with Aussie Digger in that they used whatever they had on hand at the time.

    I tried on one one time and they are really uncomfortable to wear.
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    Post by PaulR on Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:52 pm

    Thanks for the kind endorsements. I was really excited to find it. I saw it at the flea market, priced at 90 dollars. For about a couple of months, I could not get it out of my mind. I finally returned and chatted the seller up on it. After a couple of hours, I was able to walk away with it for significantly less.

    I am pretty psyched to have found it. The bummer is that I know that someone liked it enough to carry it all the way back to the states, just to be compelled to sell it off.

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