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Old 09-15-2019, 01:17 PM   #1
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Hi to all,

Here is a MKII helmet just found this morning on a flea market for 25 eur ...
It is mint and has 2 particulaties :
- a leather liner with yellow rubber circle. It is a FFL 1942 dated. I assume that's an early one ( FFL made liner from 1942 to 1945 )
- a sand textured camo. A red patch is probably under the camo.
I assume it's an aussie. Are you ok with that ?
I hope you'll appreciate.
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Old 09-15-2019, 01:36 PM   #2
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Very nice indeed!

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Old 09-16-2019, 10:23 AM   #3
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An odd liner, new one one me.

Why do you think this is an aussie lid?
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Old 09-16-2019, 01:40 PM   #4
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British helmet, liner by the looks of it has had an crown pad and leather liner added post war to what was left of an wartime liner.
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Old 09-16-2019, 03:27 PM   #5
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Hi thanks for answers,
The sand textured is often australian isn'it ?
About the liner, why replace post war a quality liner on a MKII helmet as the new MKIII is in use ???? I assume more an officer replacement.
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Old 09-16-2019, 03:47 PM   #6
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Not often Australian , it could be British as well.
It’s just a great helmet but interestingly found in Europe by yourself

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Old 09-16-2019, 05:02 PM   #7
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Strange liner . Rob
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Old 09-21-2019, 09:10 AM   #8
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'seen a LOT of MkII helmet liners in my time...'not come across this one. Obviously an original FFL 42 dated frame....but with an odd oval solid pad (hence the Aussie refs I guess)....but the leather/liner frame red stitching looks like it was added later....but hey, what do we know.....
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