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#1 28-10-2015 11:24:42

zip3120
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Italian paratrooper helmet M 1942

Ciao
here is my second Italian paratrooper item.
it is very used but still in good condition.

http://i65.tinypic.com/2qjgg7b.jpg
http://i64.tinypic.com/10yktas.jpg
http://i68.tinypic.com/wl3hg1.jpg
http://i64.tinypic.com/fw2cli.jpg
http://i63.tinypic.com/op0axz.jpg
http://i67.tinypic.com/2dp7w6.jpg
http://i66.tinypic.com/2ak9pwj.jpg
http://i66.tinypic.com/32zi2qv.jpg
http://i66.tinypic.com/34qwphw.jpg




It's a long way to.... complete an italian parŕ at El Alamain mannequin .

here are some nice pics.


They were leaving...

http://i66.tinypic.com/2up4upv.jpg

and they arrived...

http://i65.tinypic.com/1zlrash.jpg

paras emerging from their hole ...

http://i65.tinypic.com/2hcoraf.jpg

sentinel in the desert...

http://i67.tinypic.com/2lw3er6.jpg

paras waiting for their Iron Cross from the general Ramcke.

http://i63.tinypic.com/2wfmvc7.jpg

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#2 28-10-2015 13:16:45

RRA227
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Re: Italian paratrooper helmet M 1942

Nice helmet. Rich A. in Pa.


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#3 29-10-2015 09:59:08

Sebastian.V
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Re: Italian paratrooper helmet M 1942

Great helmet ! but why a star Inside please ?

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#4 29-10-2015 11:10:04

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Re: Italian paratrooper helmet M 1942

Nice helmet but i want that gigantic burger tongue


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#5 29-10-2015 20:41:24

zip3120
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Re: Italian paratrooper helmet M 1942

Hi Sebastian
all the second model paratroops helmets (M1942) have inside an hard rubber perforated disk ( 8 holes on the circumference and a star-shaped hole in the center ).
This disk sometime is missing because the para removed it when was uncomfortable.
Ciao

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#6 30-10-2015 01:59:08

erel
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Re: Italian paratrooper helmet M 1942

Nice helmet and superb images!
Did  italian paratroopers wear a "fregio" on their pith helmets?
Thanks for sharing and regards.

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#7 30-10-2015 11:06:12

Sebastian.V
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Re: Italian paratrooper helmet M 1942

Many thanks Zip for your indormation ! very interesting...

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#8 30-10-2015 18:39:40

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Re: Italian paratrooper helmet M 1942

Good to see such a rare helmet the star shape in the liner is a sure way to confirm the helmet is wartime.


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#9 30-10-2015 18:59:15

zip3120
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Re: Italian paratrooper helmet M 1942

ciao erel
pith helmets were issued with only the tricolor cockade. Some paras sewed the overseas cap badge on the cockade, the majority kept the cockade alone.
Officers always sewed on the badge.

here are other two pics

http://i67.tinypic.com/5e9vdc.jpg
http://i63.tinypic.com/23ku439.jpg

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#10 31-10-2015 17:44:45

zip3120
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Re: Italian paratrooper helmet M 1942

many thanks, mates.

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#11 31-10-2015 18:10:03

erel
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Re: Italian paratrooper helmet M 1942

Hi zip. Thanks for the additional information about paratroopers pith helmets. Nice images again!
Regards.

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