Israeli Defence Force Helmets

Brit Para #44 - Israeli Service
Brit Para #44 - Israeli Service - The shell is a Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) Helmet with a stainless-steel band around the rim. It is factory stamped inside one end – BMB MKII 0247 53. When acquired the shell was painted a terrible gloss green with a fair bit of the original factory paint inside. It was fitted with a MKIV type lift-a-dot liner which was marked 71/4 FFL III 1952. This shell has been modified to a MKII para type. It was stripped to bare metal, modified, primed and painted olive drab inside; sand/yellow outside with a textured outer surface. A new bumper pad has been installed. This helmet has been fitted with a reproduction para liner from What Price Glory (WPG) along with brass mounting bolts. It is marked WPG 1943 7 1/4 (size 58cm). This is a quality para liner and has been fitted with brass chinstrap hangers from SOF. The tan web chinstrap is an Israeli original which is Israeli Defence Force (IDF) ink marked. It is in as new condition with a chamois chin cup. The helmet has been fitted with an original IDF knit cam cloth in a sand colour along with a khaki cam net. An original Aussie inner tube band is fitted also. The helmet represents an Israeli conversion of a British helmet (as was common) for IDF service. $455 AUD