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What kind of helmets are these?
Old 11-24-2019, 11:53 AM   #1
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:54 AM   #2
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Hi. I believe the first on is Swedish and the second one is could be a Bulgarian clone of the old Soviet style. Ron.
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The first one is indeed Swedish. The second one is just a late Soviet era steel helmet, an SSh-68 -- sometimes called a "cone head" because of the tall height of the helmet.
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Old 11-26-2019, 05:24 PM   #5
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The first one is indeed Swedish. The second one is just a late Soviet era steel helmet, an SSh-68 -- sometimes called a "cone head" because of the tall height of the helmet.
You Sir are 100% correct.

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Old 12-05-2019, 03:11 AM   #6
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To be precise, the Swedish helmet is an M26 (introduced around 1926 as you might guess!), and it is the first issue of this helmet with leather fittings. Later these shells were relined with a version of the Riddel cradle. In service for many years with both first and second line troops and civil defence.
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