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Old 06-06-11, 02:52 PM
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Default Unknown helmet German para?

I need some help identifing this unknown helmet, it has German PARA decals but these could have been added. I think its East europe? I don't think it's russian. Any help would be appreciated. The paint job looks like it's recent as well.

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Old 06-06-11, 03:00 PM
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At first glance I thought it was Italian, definitely not German.

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Old 06-06-11, 03:28 PM
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It looks like an M72 Bulgarian Helmet, which was copied from the M33 Italian helmet

http://www.shopbulgaria.com/products...ever-used.html

http://helmet.0catch.com/m51.htm
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Old 06-06-11, 03:49 PM
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Do you think the decals are original? Would axis countries use the luftwaffe emblem?
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Old 06-06-11, 03:57 PM
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Not a bad guess on the shape;I knew it had an Italian flair to it.

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Old 06-06-11, 04:03 PM
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I would be very wary of it.
Modern copies of decals are easily attached to any helmet that takes your fancy!

For a more expert opinion you could try this website
http://www.walhalla.se/
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Old 06-06-11, 04:06 PM
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I know over here, original German Para helmets can go for up to $2500-$3000; they are a very sought after commodity.

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Swiss army helmets have the same rivet/breather holes on the back, so i would say swiss
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If you look at the decals it looks like the paint was added after the decal as the background is smooth, does the eagle decal look authentic?
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Hi Mike, what you have is a Swiss army M71 helmet trying to pass for a german para helmet.Check the link for the Swiss model.Bottom of the page.
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http://www.gostak.demon.co.uk/helmets/switzerland.htm
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I think the last post has put this one to bed.

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Thanks everybody for your help.
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Odd sense of humour some people have, trying to pass off a modern day helmet from a neutral country as a ww2 German paratroop helmet!

Still, not as bad as the sense of humour that Uday Hussein had.
Apparently he was a fan of the Star Wars films & copied a certain design for the helmet to be worn by his Fedayeen troops.
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If you look at the decals it looks like the paint was added after the decal as the background is smooth, does the eagle decal look authentic?
Hey Tanker Mike, for sure this is a fake LW bird and tricolor scraped off and yes not a German Fallschirmjager helmet. These helmets can command insane prices. I see your from my hometown, if you would like to see a few authentic German helmets PM me! I admin over at the Walhalla site that was referred in the post. I am just getting into Commonwealth and British insignia, if that is something your into perhaps we can have a meet and greet, I'd be happy to give you a helmet 101 for a badge 101

Cheers, nice to see someone from home here!

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