|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.
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
|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
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
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.