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Military Helmets295 of 351North Vietnamese Army and Navy HelmetsNVA Regular Pith Helmet
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    Posted 10 years ago

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    This helmet was most likely used by an NVA anti aircraft gun crew member. Regular NVA troops used pith helmets instead of steel helmets. It is of Soviet origin, and is dated 1969. North Vietnam relied heavily on China and Eastern block countries for their equipment. This particular helmet was found in the Song Ve area. According to the vet Jim, for some reason it was left in a pile of equipment by the NVA after they buried their dead. The chinstrap is missing, and the leather liner is somewhat deteriorated.

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    1. jminor, 3 years ago
      That looks like a Czech Vz. 53 to me. A lot of those were used by the NVA. I'll link a Wikipedia page on the Vz. 53.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czechoslovakian_Vz._53_Helmet

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