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M26 Adrian Helmet - Casque Adrian

Discussion in 'Uniforms, Personal Gear (Kit) and Accessories' started by AndyPants, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Skipper

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    What Offsprey calls colonial infanterie is what we call Infanterie de Marine. The distinction (roughly ) is that those with the Anchor would often be Frenchmen serving in the Empire, whereas the Crescent would be colonial units with both French and native troops. (including europeans from north Africa). Your link is dead s Ican't help you with that one.
     
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    great addition skipper.....i like the 1931 artillery Adrian with WWI insignia
     
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    That my friend is a Belgian m31 helmet. The sign says it, lion is Belgian
     
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    hello Pravdin and welcome

    Im sorry, but which helmet are you refering too?

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    Hey Skipper, I recently came across these WW1 American Adrians
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    I saw them too, they are YMCA helmets used by the Americans in 1917. They are a very rare and temporary model. Most people don't even know they exist.
     
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    there nice, I like the insigna......supose these were used in small numbers by the AEF when they first arrived in france
     
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    never saw this before, well only on German helmets.....brow plate for Adrian ..........looks heavy!

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    These plates certainly exist.

    One othe rfrom my private collcetion and a rarity that many don't know about:

    A M-15 model , but in aluminium and children size , for cadets only . The weight is less than 100 g! It was reused in 1939 and has the original kaki paint still on it.

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    I took a picture with a regular helmet to compare shape and size.
     
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    let's keep it on topic Ray, this about Adrian helmets only
     
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    Cheers ray, this is a nice variant , about four times too expensive though.
     
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    I thought the price would be..:)
     
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    Forgot to mention that it has some good information on Manufactures and their Maker's Marks and Ink Stamps (shows examples of stamps) ...... so perhaps you may be able to identify some of your own helmets if you don't already know them.
     
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    My latest : a top condition Chasseur M-15 Adrian but fully (originally) painted in 1939 colours as it was re-used in 1939-1940.

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    Great condition Skipper, lovely example....is that newspaper showing through, underneath the liner for extra padding?
     
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    yes, it's 1915 dated and was used for extra padding. You often find those in old helmets.
     
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    Hi All ,
    I realise this is an old thread but I wanted to share my findings from yesterday. I am new to the forum and collecting Militaria in general.
    Yesterday I went to a car boot sale and spotted a guy selling some helmets. I liked 3 of them and we came to a deal. After we made the deal I decided to take another helmet which although wasnt really the type of thing I was looking for. We haggled a bit more and and I took the fourth helmet as well.

    The 3 original helmets were a 1939 Wardens helmet, A ww2 Adrian helmet and a ww1 Brodie helmet without reinforced rim.

    This was my 4th helmet
     

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