France

Last updated on 20 February 2008.



Khakigreen cover for the M1926 helmet. The outside is very faded and looks almost sand coloured, while the inside is more of a light green. It is attached by means of a drawstring.



French M1951 with mosquito net, manufactured in 1954.





The lizard camouflage pattern hood of the army parka was often used as a helmet cover. It should however be secured in place by i piece of inner tube, like the green cover just below.



The M1956 paratrooper helmet with olive green cover. This is yet another example of a parka hood doubling as helmet cover. It is held in place by a piece of tyre tube.



The reversible "Salade" camouflage net on a F1S1 helmet. It is secured on the helmet with a drawstring and eight small metal hooks.

Similar covers where used by Australia.



French F1S1 with cover in the CCE pattern. The previous owner has added his sergeant chevrons and blood group on it. The small pictures show two typical labels of these covers.
 



French F1S1 with desert camo cover, manufactured in 1990. These covers where first used in the Desert Storm campaign. Oddly, this cover has a drawstring, unlike the cover above with its rubber rim.





The F2 helmet with standard CCE pattern cover.





The F2  helmet with desert camouflage cover. Held in place by a rubber rim.





The UN cover for the F2 helmet. Although there are F2 helmets with blue paint, there also exists this blue cover for the standard green helmet.





Unknown French helmet cover with elastic foliage bands. It has two concealable 'cat eyes' (One seen on the right), and a large velcro patch (Here covered by a piece of camo fabric) on the back. The pictures below show the label and the attached instructions. Any help on identifying this cover would be much appreciated.

 





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