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Another Mystery Helmet
Can you identify this Helmet?
The picture below is of what appears at first glance to be a shortened version of the normal AVC Helmet, it was advertised as a "Machine Gunners Helmet".
The helmet was offered on ebay and no details were provided. I cannot follow up on where it came from or who bought it.
Can you offer any suggestions?
Mystery Solved - July 2000
It as a Canadian pattern Combat Vehicle Crewman's helmet. The outer hard shell is thin fiberglas held to the inner mesh (much like a pilot's helmet) by velcro. Missing in the photo is the oblong piece that protects the forehead. It is also thin fiberglas and has a black rubber rim like the main piece. You can see the velcro patch for it on the front. This is often removed by crewmen so they can get their head closer to the sights or periscopes.
The Fort Garry Horse Museum and Archives
and from Gary:
I was a trooper and MCpl in the Royal Canadian Dragoons (armoured unit) in Germany late 70s and early 80s. The helmet is similar to what we were issued for AFV helmets. Our helmets had two pieces of (fibreglas) panels that were mounted on the helmet by velcro, one large piece for the back and a smaller piece on the brow. The body was a mesh over (plastic?) , again the helmet in the picture looks very familiar.
It is possible that this is what the helmet is, just an educated guess.
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