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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:54 pm 
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Post your examples of (of course authentic) helmet camouflage here, please with a source (if possible) and the time period used.

I'll start off:

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Wochenschau, December 1944. To me it looks like a cut-up German net, not allied. The knots in the net are too big for anything allied I have seen so far. The issue helmtarnnetz was introduced in 1942. (More info needed) Not to be confused with the post-war BGS helmet net; which is this one: http://hem.bredband.net/runmat/pics/de/ ... 53-net.jpg <--- totally wrong.

Edit; August 10th, 1942 to be precise.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:16 pm 
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What the heck is this?

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From a Normandy june 1944 wochenschau.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:02 am 
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Very common, especially in the early years often seen on photographs:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:11 pm 
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Cloth or burlap covering in the colour of the terrain.

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Source: Private collection. Year: unknown, but correct for all war years.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:31 am 
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White paint
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Look at the guy on the right nothing more than a single twine going round the hemet with branchies in it
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Look at this SS Nord guy and the make up of the hemet cover and the fact that there is a clip to the front
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Guy at the front using mosquito net over the helmet and cover SS Nord again
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These came from my collection here are some more from the unit web page
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SS Nord guys using the Helmet cover not the Helmet a common thing with Nord The Finnish troops they are with dont even use Helmets
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Simple white cover on this pair of SS guys
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White paint again but look closer cord or wire mounted to the front
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Standard SS Hemet cover on these two SS guys

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:36 pm 
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Red/brownish foliage band cut from inner tube 1939/40
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same, but black (Russia, 1941)
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Same , with foliage added (location and date unknown)
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Odd burlap/cloth strips and vests, expimental unit thingy, not widespread at all (location and date unknown)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:10 pm 
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This looks like brown parcel paper to me

Sheikh Al Stranghi wrote:
Cloth or burlap covering in the colour of the terrain.

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Source: Private collection. Year: unknown, but correct for all war years.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:16 pm 
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If im not mistaken this was taken in Normandy, and further more im sure it has been cut down as to there front is a certain Erwin Rommel inspecting the unit....

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:19 pm 
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Correct.

And yes, it could indeed be brown paper. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:28 pm 
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franz,the nord guy with the helm camo back to front(probably cos peak worn through the cloth) is the spitting image of big neil from GD recon here in the UK uncanny.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:55 am 
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Look at this SS Nord guy and the make up of the hemet cover and the fact that there is a clip to the front
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A good photo of the early version of a helmet cover, not one that has been put on backwards.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:41 pm 
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maybe,i dont know as i was nt there myself but looking at the arse end of the helm cover,my monies on its worn through,like some of the originals i have at the moment and in the past,im not doubting you bout the early ones john but im only going off what i see in that pic which looks like the peak flap is worn through although i maybe totaly wrong without even knowing it mate.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:03 pm 
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Well we could both be totally wrong Paul :lol:
My thinking on going with the photo though is the construction of it, it's not the usual 5 panel common cover that we know and love and it seems to fit the shape of the steel pot nicely, unlike if you put one of the later ones on backwards.
I do understand what you mean about the frayed part though, although I'm not sure if the front of a helmet would fray the cover right to the rocker clip?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:43 pm 
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i totaly agree with you john,it fits the helm perfectley,it does (nt) have more than a look of one that has been put on back to front to be honest with you.

utter confusion john,forgot a word out that will make things a little clearer,i ve put it in brackets,please read again


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:51 pm 
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paul das reich wrote:
i totaly agree with you john,it fits the helm perfectley,it does have more than a look of one that has been put on back to front to be honest with you.


:? Well no you don't :lol:
A helmet cover placed wrongly won't fit nicely.

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