Odd Chincup Attachment - 80's Airborne Helmet Modification

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    Odd Chincup Attachment - 80's Airborne Helmet Modification

    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:34 pm

    Have any ex-airborne out there seen this kind of chincup attachment before? The helmet has Canadian service numbers all over the shell and cover, so I'm assuming the liner was used by Canadians as well. It is a standard US made para liner, dated 1982. Obvious signs of the pronged buckle being removed and these slider buckles sewn on to accept the different chincup. I've seen a lot of para helmets in my day, but none with this modification.





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    Post by edstorey on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:34 am

    This is the Canadian modification to the chin-cup. Check out the Service Publications 'Tin Lids' by Roger Lucy.

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    Re: Odd Chincup Attachment - 80's Airborne Helmet Modification

    Post by mk1rceme on Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:21 pm

    Thanks Ed! I haven't read that book in a few years now...time to drag it down off the bookshelf.


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    Re: Odd Chincup Attachment - 80's Airborne Helmet Modification

    Post by mk1rceme on Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:49 pm

    Yep, just a quick glance through Tin Lids and I've seen about four mentions of the mod.


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