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    Anyone know what kind of helmet this is?

    I recently purchased a helmet, and was wondering if anyone of you knew what kind it was.









    It looks like some kind of english helmet to me, but i'm not an expert.

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    Looks like a newer English Brodie...
    Regards, Jim

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    Thanks for the quick reaction

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    after WWII many countries continued using the Britishicon MKII Brodie style helmets, is the paint green or possible a desert tan? because many of these were used by the Israelis and painted a desert tan color.

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    Could be anything but the markings should be able to tell you who made it. Look up Brodie manufacturers. I picked one up a few months ago that turned out to be Canadianicon.

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    It may be a Belgian helmet.

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    Did Belgium use any of the Britishicon style of Brodie helmet other than those which operated from the U.K. after the fall of their own country to the Nazis? I thought that Belgium used the Frenchicon style of helmet normally or did they use both???

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    Yes Belgiumicon did use these too but I don't think they made their own. They had a bit of everything through time, as you say the Adrian as well. They had a few really neat helmets including a home produced paratroop version that looked much like an M1C or M2 but just a tad smaller in stature. A very compact and serviceable helmet I'd have liked to have worn for service...
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    I do have a Frenchicon Adrian helmet and when I tried wearing it I was surprised just how comfortable it felt, for a steel helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying10uk View Post
    how comfortable it felt
    Considering how far back they made them and all...
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