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15031 No. 15031 ID: 5f2bf8
Anyone know where I can find one for cheaper than $100? If I can just get the shell, that would be even better. The vast majority of helmets being sold on Ebay are thrashed and the sellers expect $150+ for a full set. There have to be piles of these things kicking around, right? I remember when I was younger, the surplus stores had shelves of them for $30. A nudge in the right direction would be highly appreciated.
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>> No. 15037 ID: df12a0
Problem is that the shells are perfect for someone who wants a budget ACH/MICH, so finding just the shells will be next to impossible. This has also had the unfortunate side-effect of raising the price of the available complete sets.
>> No. 15038 ID: df12a0
>>15031

http://www.flighthelmet.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=FHL&Product_Code=MISC-TNKH&Category_Code=SURP
>> No. 15039 ID: df12a0
>>15031

http://www.omahas.com/tankers-helmet-cvc-used-rough
>> No. 15057 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142013647720.jpg - (414.40KB , 1200x853 , US armor helmet tanker 1.jpg )
15057
Damn... back around 1990 or so, I saw a new CVC helmet in a war surplus store for $10 and I could scarcely believe it. Spent two dollars on GI goggles to go with it and I had a helmet for my motorcycle.

The good thing about that CVC helmet (combat vehicle crewman) is that the ears can fold inward to store in a backpack or motorcycle saddlebag.

I believe it's fiberglass and not Kevlar or any special ballistic material. But when I got in a car crash while riding a motorcycle, the helmet got scuffed up a lot, the cheap rubber goggles were ruined by abrasing on the road, but I received no injuries at all (that USAF arctic parka saved my elbows). Best ten bucks I ever spent!

But why was it only ten dollars? $150 could get you those fancy helicopter flight helmets (not the Apache ones with the HUD monocle). It did not come with the microphone, but the plastic earmuffs had headphones.
>> No. 15058 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 15059 ID: 1e7cc7
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15059
Some stuff taken from Combat Helmets of the 20th Century
http://combathelmets.blogspot.com/2008_06_01_archive.html

Bundeswehr padded tanker's beret.
>> No. 15060 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142013766956.jpg - (314.77KB , 1600x958 , German helmet Bundeswehr padded tanker's bere.jpg )
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>> No. 15061 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142013768088.jpg - (458.02KB , 1572x1402 , German helmet Bundeswehr padded tanker's bere.jpg )
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>> No. 15062 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142013785888.jpg - (266.78KB , 1294x1600 , Russian helmet tanker's 2.jpg )
15062
Soviet summer tankman's helmet of the 1970s.

I picked up a similar winter one, but it is lined with fake sheepskin. Really great for paintball games (washable and the padded helmet can actually cause the paintballs to bounce off --bulletproof!
>> No. 15063 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 15064 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142013790165.jpg - (339.93KB , 1293x1489 , Russian helmet tanker's 4.jpg )
15064
Here the neck flap is in the down position. The purpose of this flap is not known to me. Perhaps it prevents dust and grime from getting down the back of the tankers neck.
>> No. 15065 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 15066 ID: 1e7cc7
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15066
This adjustable strap across the dome allows the wearer the ability to customize the fit of the helmet.
>> No. 15067 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142013810498.jpg - (172.35KB , 627x916 , US armor helmet CVC manufactured by Sierra Enginee.jpg )
15067
USA, Combat Vehicle Crewman's helmet - Vietnam
The non-ballistic CVC helmet was a lightly padded crash helmet for wear inside all US armored fighting vehicles during the Vietnam era. This specimen, manufactured by Sierra Engineering in 1966, mounts integrated send/receive electronics emblematic of the advances of radio and intercom communications in the post WWII era.
>> No. 15068 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 15069 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142013815389.jpg - (502.44KB , 1135x1226 , US armor helmet CVC manufactured by Sierra Enginee.jpg )
15069
The exterior draw string allows the wearer to snug up the earphone cup allowing a better fit.
>> No. 15070 ID: 1e7cc7
File 14201381678.jpg - (312.89KB , 1320x1254 , US armor helmet CVC manufactured by Sierra Enginee.jpg )
15070
This side view affords a good view of the boom microphone as well as the send/receive switch box.
>> No. 15071 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142013818620.jpg - (459.44KB , 1293x1275 , US armor helmet CVC manufactured by Sierra Enginee.jpg )
15071
This helmet provided very good overall head protection for the bumps and jars typical of AFV living.
>> No. 15072 ID: 1e7cc7
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15072
The CVC suspension has components similar to the M1 liner.
>> No. 15073 ID: 1e7cc7
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15073
"All in all a fine piece of protective gear, much better engineered than MacNamara's exit strategy."

Have to disagree with the author, there. Robert McNamara recommended withdrawing US troops from Vietnam as it became obvious that the South Vietnamese population was antagonistic with their corrupt and unpopular government and the North Vietnamese were determined to win, no matter how long it took, and they were increasingly funded by the Soviets and Chinese, and that the conflict could turn into a long quagmire for the USA.

On October 2, 1963, Kennedy received the report of a mission to Saigon by McNamara and Maxwell Taylor, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). The main recommendations, which appear in Section I(B) of the McNamara-Taylor report, were that a phased withdrawal be completed by the end of 1965 and that the “Defense Department should announce in the very near future presently prepared plans to withdraw 1,000 out of 17,000 U.S. military personnel stationed in Vietnam by the end of 1963.” http://www.bostonreview.net/us/galbraith-exit-strategy-vietnam

When Defense Secretary Robert McNamara continued this sentiment to President Johnson, he was rebuffed. In an early November 1967 memorandum to Johnson, McNamara's recommendation to freeze troop levels, stop bombing North Vietnam and for the U.S. to hand over ground fighting to South Vietnam was rejected outright by the President. McNamara's recommendations amounted to his saying that the strategy of the United States in Vietnam which had been pursued to date had failed. McNamara left office on February 29, 1968. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_McNamara
>> No. 15078 ID: 5b964e
File 142016027564.jpg - (157.90KB , 717x960 , CVC.jpg )
15078
CVC thread?
I love mine and wear every chance I get.
>> No. 15080 ID: 653e97
>>15078

>implying that isn't half a turtle shell
>> No. 15082 ID: df12a0
>>15078
>delicious RFB
>> No. 15087 ID: dd64cc
>>15031
>>15057

The DH-132 CVC shells are made of a Masonite/Fiberglass material, where subsequent DH-132(A, A/S, and B) series are made of Kevlar.
>> No. 15088 ID: df12a0
>>15087

Sweet, I've got a Kevlar one.
>> No. 15091 ID: 5f2bf8
>>15087
Is there a way to tell at a glance which ones are kevlar and which ones are fiberglass?
>> No. 15093 ID: 0a2b37
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15093
>>15091

I imagine it's stamped on the inside of the shell somewhere, the more pertinent question would be I think, is it thick enough for it to matter?

Swiss tanker helmet. Grey leather.
>> No. 15096 ID: 1e7cc7
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15096
>>15093
I have seen those padded leather Swiss tanker helmets.
Really posh!
>> No. 15097 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 15098 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 15099 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 15100 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 15101 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142047200359.jpg - (85.73KB , 1155x1155 , Belgian helmet tanker 1.jpg )
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>> No. 15102 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142047208374.jpg - (357.81KB , 1333x1777 , Chinese helmet T69-79 tanker ribbed leather 1.jpg )
15102
Chinese T69/79 tanker helmet
http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/ballistic-composite-helmets/chineset69-79-tanker-helmet-431435/
>> No. 15103 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142047211130.jpg - (324.22KB , 1229x1639 , Chinese helmet T69-79 tanker ribbed leather 2.jpg )
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>> No. 15104 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 15105 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 15106 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 15107 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142047227297.jpg - (268.42KB , 1535x2047 , Chinese helmet T69-79 tanker ribbed leather 6.jpg )
15107
>> No. 15113 ID: dd64cc
>>15091

They should be marked, as Ulfhunden noted.
>> No. 15115 ID: 52aa49
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15115
>>15106

And here I thought soviet helmets were retarded looking.
>> No. 15132 ID: cd4a7e
>>15039
Anyone think this would be worth the gamble? Just looks like the electronics are beat to shit but I only want a shell for a dedicated helmet to use with my NV.
>> No. 15133 ID: 0a2b37
>>15132

Maybe, I wouldn't cuz neither medium nor small would fit me, but if you're going to tear it apart and kludge it back together anyway it'd probably do just fine. Any damage to the shell can be fixed with Bondo fiberglass and a fresh coat of paint.
>> No. 15134 ID: 5f2bf8
>>15132
>>15133
Not worth the gamble for me either, I wear a size 7 3/4 hat. I absolutely need a size large, and one of those might not even fit.
>> No. 15135 ID: cd4a7e
>>15133
>>15134
The reason why I think it would work is:
http://milspecmonkey.com/index.php/weargear/protective/77-cvc-helmet-skydex-pack-conversion

>I started with size 6 Pads since it was a small helmet, but later got a size 8 pad pack and like it better.

I could adjust the pad size, I wear a medium for my head, and for my large PASGT I had to get pads to downsize it. I'll email the company and ask if I were to just get the shell without the comms if they would pick a medium for me. Their Yelp page is nothing but positive comments so they might be nice enough to do it.
>> No. 15137 ID: 0a2b37
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15137
>>15135

That'd probably work. I did that with an M-1 shell for shits and giggles once.
>> No. 15141 ID: dd64cc
>>15135

I'd take the gamble, at the least if it doesn't fit, you've got a CVC you can sell that's assembled.
>> No. 15149 ID: 5f2bf8
>>15135
I'm planning on using the Skydex pads as well. I had a medium PASGT fall in my lap and I was going to go that route, but even with the liner removed, and the back of the helmet touching my head, there's only about a 3/4" gap between my forehead and the helmet.

Another question, anybody know if anyone makes covers for these things? The helmet is going to be painted in a press configuration and would like the option to go back to camo or FDE or whatever without having to re-paint.
>> No. 15175 ID: cd4a7e
That Omahas Surplus has amazing CS. I sent an email last week asking about the condition of the shells and how I didn't care about the electronics and they said they have some shells in good condition. So I then asked if they would be able to get me a shell that's in decent condition with no cracks and they said no problem, just send them an email after I order to remind them. I placed an order a few days later and sent them an email and when they thanked me for my order via email I thanked them for their awesome customer service, and after that they asked me "Kevlar or Fiberglass?" Naturally I said Kevlar but I was shocked. I intend on using this CVC shell for use with my NV in a more ideal setup than my PASGT is now, so I wouldn't mind a fiberglass shell , but they were so cool about giving me an option via email.
>> No. 15217 ID: 225ac6
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15217
Got my CVC helmet in today.
>> No. 15218 ID: a400b9
File 142170441278.jpg - (1.41MB , 3264x1836 , 20150119_165012.jpg )
15218
Label taped on back.
>> No. 15219 ID: a400b9
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15219
Electronics are useless as expected.
>> No. 15220 ID: a400b9
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15220
But the overall liner is in fair condition.
>> No. 15221 ID: 225ac6
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>> No. 15222 ID: a400b9
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>> No. 15224 ID: df12a0
>>15219

When I received mine from Flighthelmet.com a couple years ago, Mammit and I discussed the decommissioned electronics, and he suggested replacing the cups with Bose headphones in order to enjoy some mp3s.
>> No. 15225 ID: cd4a7e
>>15224
Oh man thats such a good idea. I'll look into it after I finish my helmet, in a few months when the weather is warm enough for painting.
>> No. 15226 ID: c3e6b2
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>>15224
This is the inner of my CVC, all the electronics in it are gone and I look at the wiring it's pretty simple to take out and replace. I want to wire it up with nice headphone and wear it around be .mil hipster.
>> No. 15227 ID: c3e6b2
>>15226
INB4 slanty AZN eyes, he was making a face he is not Brock from Pokemon.
>> No. 15258 ID: f9a97c
>>15031
Just saw a bunch at the recent MV show.
Best looking example was ~$40.00. There were a couple of the earlier ones for ~$15.00..
>> No. 15260 ID: c550c6
>>15258
MV as in MVPA as in Military Vehicle Preservation Association?
>> No. 15261 ID: f9a97c
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>>15260
Yes, AMVCC to be exact. We had a show this last weekend.

Have some HET
>> No. 15262 ID: cd4a7e
>>15261
The MVPA in my area had a show a few years ago. Best surplus I've ever seen, well anywhere. Too bad they haven't had one since.
>> No. 15263 ID: f9a97c
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15263
>>15262
Here was a skosh of the vendors. There were a whole lot more than this-
>> No. 15264 ID: f9a97c
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15264
FAP HAT.
Just because.
>> No. 15265 ID: 1e7cc7
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15265
>>15264
Don't issue that to the Danger Troops!
>> No. 15266 ID: df12a0
>>15261

...if I owned one of those, I'd drive it everyday.

>"FUCK YOU, GOTTA GET THE KIDS TO SOCCER PRACTICE."
>> No. 15267 ID: f9a97c
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15267
>>15266

This was at the show as well.. Fantastic resto.
>> No. 15268 ID: 963c4b
File 142268724063.jpg - (1.00MB , 3000x2250 , US M113 APC at Bovington.jpg )
15268
>>15267
Hmph! They did not restore it too well. It's missing a set of road wheels.
>> No. 15269 ID: 963c4b
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15269
Although the Dutch opted for the more compact model, too.

- US M113 Command & Recon (Commando & Verkenningen) with a 25mm cannon, Dutch service.
>> No. 15270 ID: 963c4b
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15270
The Aussies went for the long model M113AS3 with a new engine, drive train, brakes & 6 road wheels.
>> No. 15271 ID: 06a0fb
>>15268
It's a different vehicle, Bats. I hadn't known about it either until searching Wikipedia for it tonight.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M114_armored_fighting_vehicle
>> No. 15273 ID: 963c4b
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15273
>>15271
Yeah, the M114 Command and Reconnaissance Carrier.
Seen 'em before.
>> No. 15274 ID: 963c4b
File 142270572176.jpg - (516.64KB , 1024x768 , US M114 & CH-54 Sky Crane from the Vietnam War.jpg )
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>> No. 15275 ID: 963c4b
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>> No. 15276 ID: 963c4b
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>> No. 15277 ID: 963c4b
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>> No. 15278 ID: 963c4b
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>> No. 15279 ID: 963c4b
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>> No. 15280 ID: 963c4b
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>> No. 15281 ID: 963c4b
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>> No. 15282 ID: 963c4b
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>> No. 15286 ID: 963c4b
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>> No. 15287 ID: 963c4b
File 142270579120.jpg - (810.40KB , 1047x718 , US M114 Command and Reconnaissance Carrier in Germ.jpg )
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>> No. 15290 ID: 963c4b
File 142270580989.jpg - (717.40KB , 3008x2000 , US M114 Command and Reconnaissance Carrier, Vietna.jpg )
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>> No. 15291 ID: 963c4b
File 142270581349.jpg - (103.90KB , 701x814 , US M114 T114 with an autoloading 106mm recoilless .jpg )
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>> No. 15292 ID: 963c4b
File 142270581799.jpg - (124.92KB , 1408x816 , US M114A1 testing a Spanish 20mm cannon, 1965.jpg )
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>> No. 15293 ID: 963c4b
File 142270582169.jpg - (154.92KB , 640x480 , US M114A1E1 armed w M139 20mm cannon.jpg )
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>> No. 15294 ID: 963c4b
File 142270583024.jpg - (1.26MB , 4000x2666 , US M114A2 Command & Reconaisance Carrier 1.jpg )
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>> No. 15295 ID: df12a0
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15295
>>15270

>"Hey, baby - what do you have going, down under?"

>>15268
>>15271
>>15273

THAT'S NOT THE REAL BAT GUANO. THE REAL BAT GUANO MAKES NO MISTAKES. SHUN THE HERETIC BAT GUANO.
>> No. 15311 ID: 5f2bf8
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15311
>>15222
Hey duder, I'm thinking about picking up a lid from Omaha's as well. If I wind up with a kevlar medium would you be interested in trading?

>>15258
Is that like a monthly thing in your area? I know it's asking a lot but could you score me a large Kevlar if you're ever at the show again? I'd definitely reimburse you for your effort.
>> No. 15312 ID: cd4a7e
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>>15311
Sorry no I'm keeping my large. That way I can adjust it better for a more ideal fit. Probably with something from Team Wendy like pic related.
>> No. 15313 ID: f9a97c
>>15311
Annually.
>> No. 15315 ID: 5f2bf8
Well I emailed Omaha, and sure enough, their customer service is bad-ass. They said they'd just pick out a good condition large Kevlar for me. Sweet.
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