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Last updated on 7 January 2010.






Two patterns with unknown designation. A reversible uniform with these two patterns were used by special forces in the Sino-Vitnamese conflict of 1979.
Photos courtesy of Jan Nowak.



M1985 plastic paratrooper helmet with cover in the 1987 Armed Police pattern. The cover has a drawstring to secure it on the helmet. This type of cover is also used on the GK 80 helmets.



Here is another cover in the Type 99 Woodland pattern for the paratrooper or GK 80 helmet.





Type 99 4-colour U.S. Woodland pattern also know as "2nd Artillery Camo".
Photo courtesy of Jan Nowak.



Paratrooper's parade cover in Type 99 Urban pattern with embroidered emblem. The design is the well known 'M88' design with elastic 'cuff' lower part and 8 metal hooks on elastic cords. (The 'M88' is the ABS plastic PASGT helmet copy intended for paintball players and the like.) This specimen has the traces of some use with a light wear around the rim, some minor stains, and the elastic bands have all gone 'unelastic'.



This is the Type 99 Marine camouflage pattern. Here is probably a unit made specimen. Attached by an elastic cord.



Here is a factory made Type 99 Ocean cover made of six segments, and with an elastic cord for securing it on the helmet.







Cover of the T-03 camouflage pattern for the current Chinese ballistic composite helmet. Here shown on a U.S. PASGT helmet. The cover is made of ripstop material with a camouflage pattern similar to the U.S. woodland pattern. The cover is held in place by seven velcro straps. The barely visible stamp is seen below.





A desert camouflage cover with a pattern copied from the German desert pattern. Here shown on a U.S. PASGT helmet. The cover is held in place by seven velcro straps. Below is a close-up of the stamp inside.





This is the Type 03 Plateau or "Tibet" pattern cover. It has foliage slits and is secured on the helmet by seven velcro bands.



The Type 04 DPM pattern cover made of heavy ripstop material. It is secured on the helmet with an elastic band and five metal hooks on elastic cords. 



Cover for the GK80 helmets in the T-07 (Type 07) Universal or Urban camouflage pattern. Attached by an elastic cord. The T-07 pattern exist in four variants: Woodland, Desert, Urban and Ocean.

Covers for the GK80 helmets are usually sewn from 6 panels of material.


Stamp inside the cover.



Here is a variant for composite helmets. It has an embroidered Army emblem for parade use. It is secured on the helmet by an elastic cord.





This is the Type 07 Arid or Desert pattern. It is secured on the helmet by an elastic band and eight metal hooks on elastic cords.




The Type 07 Ocean pattern. It is secured on the helmet by an elastic band and eight metal hooks on elastic cords.





This is a Special Forces cover called "Leaves in the jungle". In the back of the cover is a flap, like the one on the U.S. ACH covers, and a small rectangular velcro patch. On the right side of the helmet is a large velcro patch. I do not know what kind of helmet this cover is used on.



The PLA metal helmet emblem for parades. A hole is drilled in the front of the helmet and the emblem is secured with a welded screw and a circular nut.

 


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