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#350011 06/15/2021 10:57 PM
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Well I see no posts since Oct!

Think we should have one!

Few yrs ago a guy brought in to a show a helmet his uncle brought home! He was with LST

Uncle said he got it from navy base!

Condition is tough but a heavy plate!

Many wondered what it was used for!

It was spotted in use in a video!

I know the moderator has 1 thats nicer!

PVON

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Anyone want to start a topic?


Swords,helmets,flags,medal,dirks,badges,uniforms,


Helmets I like and getting harder to find!


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Japanese head gear are not my forte, but I believe your helmet was worn by members of the suicide squadrons...if so they are quite rare and also quite valuable to collectors...PL

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Welcome to GDC pjmi ... or welcome back !

Looks like frontal armor on it.

The Japanese had Kaiten - or suicide torpedoes. Maybe for that ?

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Yes so called suicide boat pilot helmet. This collector myth/theory is impractical and unrealistic. Most collectors, including myself, believe they were a trials or short term production exposed shipboard gunners helmet. Recently this helmet being worn has been found in period film footage but still offers no decisive usage

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