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#1 Bob Hudson

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 03:24 PM

This M90 helmet looks like it was made in tan, then overpainted with blue and then with green. 

 

If it was just green I'd wonder if it was Iraqi Republican Guard, but `not with that blue undercoat.

 

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#2 Bob Hudson

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 03:26 PM

One of the holes in the shell is missing the plug for it, so one part of the suspension is not attached to the shell.

 

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#3 trenchfoot

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 06:24 PM

This could be ex-air force



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Posted 11 June 2019 - 03:06 AM

Interesting helmet - I have not seen one like it with this color.

 

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 09:11 AM



Interesting helmet - I have not seen one like it with this color.

 

William 

 

That blue paint drove me crazy because it is a color normally reserved for UN Peacekeepers. But this morning I found out they used that color for Iraqi police/security forces helmets and uniforms.

 

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#6 Bob Hudson

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 09:44 AM

Here's some Iraqi security forces with blue helmets of some sort:

 

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 01:43 AM

Very interesting helmet, the dark green does look somewhat similar to Republican guard helmets. I have seen blue helmets and web gearvdiscribed as air force but not such a vibrant color.

I dont think it is Iraqi police because while some Iraqi security forces for Saddam era helmets after the US invasion and reformation, they were usually the later style of helmet and were not used for very long so I do not think it would have had time to be repainted before they were phased out. The last picture appears to be of hard hats.

It's a head scratcher, whatever the case nice helmet!


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