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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 18:34 pm 
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Any ideas please when the simplified elastic helmet chinstrap was first used-the type commonly seen on MKIII Turtle Helmets.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 19:02 pm 
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I believe 1943


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I've seen some '41 dated ?

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Weren't they originally fitted to RAC helmets?
I've only really seen 'turtle' helmets of the MkIV and MkV variety using them - the MkIII 'turtles' using the same chinstraps as the MkII helmets?


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The Mk.3 chinstrap was adopted for service in March 1941.

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but he said "commonly seen" - 44 webbing wasnt common in 44.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 16:52 pm 
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Thanks for the replies.

Reason I asked is recently unearthed one from my stash of bits dated 1941 and lo and behold,one just sold on Ebay as well,same makers stamps and date etc of 1941.

Always thought it was some form of lat war economy measure but seems not the case.


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Ive seen some Mk.II's in Normandy with the elastic "Mk.III" chinstrap.

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