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Author Topic: M 1-C Variant...as used by the United Arab Emigrates and or Saudi Arab  (Read 403 times)

Offline Mark K

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This particular helmet was brought back from the sand box and they were thought to have been used during the time of the first Gulf War...The helmet body and liner have been painted in a two tone desert swirl camo pattern which appears to have been factory applied the shell as can be seen from the images is sporting tan cotton webbing which I noted was devoid of the small ends with the female snaps for attaching to the liner as we are accustomed to seeing on other production M 1-C helmets..
With that said the liner is as well devoid of it's male counterpart for attaching the helmets chinstrap to the side of liner as can be seen in the images the liners webbing including the A yokes is also constructed with cotton tan webbing and is in the US P-64 style..
It has been suggested that the liner's in these may have been manufactured in Taiwan and or South Korea for export I wish I had more information to share about these particular helmets but this is only the third example I have come across in multiple on line searches...
It does closely match my ground troops version which is sporting the same camo pattern on the helmet body and liner if anyone has any information that they could share I would be great-full as I have hit a brick wall with my research as it were..

Regards Mark

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That's a very interesting variant...thanks for posting it here.

http://alliedmilitariaforum.com/index.php?topic=3091.0
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Thanx Tom I have a few variants of the M 1-C myself

US Late WW II ( November 1944 ) S/B with Westy jump liner

WW II F/B that has been post war re-bailed 1966 dated jump liner

Canadian issued M 1-C with modified jump liner

Argentinian produced M 1-C

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Thanks for sharing!

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