Desert Storm Iraqi Helmet Covers?

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    PriorityOne
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    Desert Storm Iraqi Helmet Covers?

    Post by PriorityOne on Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:10 pm

    Got a bunch of these with bring backs from Desert Storm. Looking for any info on these covers, I can not find anything about them out there. This is the only picture I have right now but I can take some more tonight. Thanks

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    Re: Desert Storm Iraqi Helmet Covers?

    Post by Ewart on Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:01 pm

    Before Desert Storm, we Brits, sold a load of our four colour desert DPM stocks to Iraq.

    Camo looks very similar to that pattern.

    First one on the desert pattern here:

    http://camopedia.org/index.php?title=United_Kingdom
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    Re: Desert Storm Iraqi Helmet Covers?

    Post by DeOpressoLiber on Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:28 pm

    It kind of reminds me of the 36th Commando pattern but that wasn't created until 2005 so that's not an option...
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    Re: Desert Storm Iraqi Helmet Covers?

    Post by airborne1968 on Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:17 pm

    Just a thought but could they be Kuwaiti Army helmet covers? Their shape does not look like any of the covers I have from Desert Storm. None have the Velcro tabs sewn to them, instead they have a draw string. I would like to see the shape to see the type of helmet they would cover. They look like they were made for a PASGT helmet. FYI, the 36th Commando used Lithuanian or spot camo. Lastly, are you certain they are from Desert Storm (1991) vs OIF (2003 and often called Desert Storm II) ? I only ask because a lot of people, including vets, get the name of the conflict wrong all the time. Tom
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    Re: Desert Storm Iraqi Helmet Covers?

    Post by bryang on Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:11 am

    I brought back a former-UK style uniform from Desert Storm.  I recall it was an issue at the time that the British troops deployed to the Saudi desert had a rough go of it due to lack of hot weather uniforms.  Ironically, hot weather uniforms had been sold to the Iraqi military quite some time before.

    I found this in an empty Iraqi bunker.


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    Re: Desert Storm Iraqi Helmet Covers?

    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:13 am

    nice find mate

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