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    Post by jholl72 on Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:13 pm

    Here are the tankers helmets I picked up at auction last weekend. Some more detailed shots.
    Anyone know the significance of the number 48 stencilled on the green one? Also, why green? The only ones I have seen are the black lacquered ones.

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    Post by mk1rceme on Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:13 pm

    Those are great looking helms! Couldn't tell you anything about them though...yet to find one of these myself.


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    Post by Infanteer on Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:12 am

    I can't see the number 48 in the photos. I assume that it is marked on the outside?
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    Post by jholl72 on Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:51 pm

    My bad, I realized I forgot to take the closeups of the outside shots and the over all shot didn't upload properly to expand.
    The number 48 is stencilled in white on the front and back of the green helmet. Perhaps a tank #???


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    Post by recceboy on Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:42 pm

    I have one that is kharki coloured in my collection. Dale if you make it down to NANTON down south there are two for sale at a few ant. stores there.

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    Post by mk1rceme on Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:02 am

    recceboy wrote:I have one that is kharki coloured in my collection. Dale if you make it down to NANTON down south there are two for sale at a few ant. stores there.

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    Aw man! I just drove through there last Saturday....twice! I noticed quite a few antique stores heading north through town. Will have to go for a ride down there soon. Just didn't have the time that day though.

    I did see the Lancaster peeking through the hangar doors on my way to Lethbridge...that made my day seeing that big ol' beast again. There was a universal carrier parked along the road by the museum too.


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    Post by recceboy on Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:43 pm

    Here is one my Tankers Helmets:
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    Post by Bill on Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:27 am

    Control number? The 48 could be a stores number, when the helmets were temporarily issued for training?

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