Israeli Helmets

Israeli #3 - The shell is an original Israeli M1 clone, manufactured in Israel and though very similar to US Vietnam M1s, there are some significant differences in design. The sides of the helmet are more flared and it has a stainless-steel band. The shell is stamped 75 ยจצ (in a circle) ת. These were used by Israel from the 1960s until the early 1980s. The shell has its original olive-drab paint inside and out with a fine texture finish on the outer. There are three chinstrap mountings, one on each side and one at the rear. These mounts accommodate a British type, web para chinstrap. Apart from a dint at the upper right, this shell is in good condition overall, including the paint. The helmet liner came with the shell when acquired. It resembles the type of US liner found in Vietnam era M1s. This liner is an Israeli made copy of the US liner and is Israeli factory marked. The chinstrap is an original Israeli Defence Force (IDF) issue. It is identical to British web para type, khaki in colour with Israeli markings and dated 1982. This helmet has been fitted with original IDF Zahal camouflage net which I have hand sewn into a helmet cover (it is reversible), a khaki net has been fitted over the IDF net and an inner-tube rubber helmet band has also been fitted. $350 AUD