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Who had the Best Helmet? Time to liven Things up!

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by Herroberst, Mar 7, 2006.

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Who had the Best Helmet?

  1. American

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  2. British

    18.2%
  3. German

    3.0%
  4. Italian

    78.8%
  5. Japanese

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  6. Russian

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  1. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    About the car, it's for sale.

    I'm a student. I am permanently skint. Wish i wasn't, but that's life. But it's my birthday in June, you could always wrap it up in a big bow and send it to me.
    Kitty
    :D
     
  2. ComradeRomain

    ComradeRomain Member

    mmmmk...so u thought the german ww2 helmet offered good neck and head protection overall eh?? well the ww1 version is even more bulky....if only i knew how to post pictures i could show u the one i have....anyway its pretty damn big, the 1916 version is the one im talking about....when rearmament recommenced in 1935 the German army decided to reduce its size since it was too big and caused neck pains. Officers and radio operators in ww1 had special helmets with a big chunk missing around the ears it was so big and dampened sound a lot. The bolts on the 1916 helmet is designed to add a HUGE metal plate covering the forhead to the top of the head...very heavy but necessary for machine gunners....otherwise the german helmet is probably one of the best....but i must say the ROMANIAN one is pretty cool....basically a trojan helmet without the broom thing on top....the french helmets are pretty cool too....dont see them around a lot in pics and stuff cause ....well the french werent around for long during the war...
     
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    The bolts on the 1916 helmet is designed to add a HUGE metal plate covering the forhead to the top of the head...very heavy but necessary for machine gunners....
    Have you got a picture of this mate? I don't think i've seen that and i'd quite like to.
    :)
     
  4. mrya

    mrya Junior Member

    Gotta vote German on this one...
     
  5. Herroberst

    Herroberst Senior Member

    Although some of this thread was meant as fun, the interesting note is that the Americans now use a very similar shaped helmet to the German Stahlhelm.
     
  6. ComradeRomain

    ComradeRomain Member

    well here is the cut-out ear and the massive plate[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. ComradeRomain

    ComradeRomain Member

    pfffiou....that plate one was hard to find....theyre so rare these days....but see what those bolts are for??? all these days i was wondering while staring at my Great-Grand-father's m16 (1916 issue) and decided to do a research....high school was truly boring....but see how machine-gunners could be like "yeah u can try shooting me or each this hot lead!!"

    my family had forgotten it, i thought it was a shame so i cleaned it and its resting in my room....quite a show....i sometimes where it and goose step by myself in my room blaring some rammstein!! ja!
     
  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    "Quote:
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    The bolts on the 1916 helmet is designed to add a HUGE metal plate covering the forhead to the top of the head...very heavy but necessary for machine gunners....



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    Von Poop asked "Have you got a picture of this mate? I don't think i've seen that and i'd quite like to."



    Rubbish picture but best I could find to be seen here.
    http://www.elitebrigade.com/f_categoryRecord.asp?strPart=GIEU-17H
     
  9. ComradeRomain

    ComradeRomain Member

    hmmm....seems like the url was timed out.....grrrrr..
     
  10. Herroberst

    Herroberst Senior Member

    Nice Lid CR
     

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