South Africa

Last updated on 19 December 2009.



The South African clone of the French M1951 is seen here with typical bi-colour hessing and net. Noteworthy differences from the French original are the double-ring chinstrap adjustment buckle, that is placed on both chinstrap halves, the method of attaching the chinstrap to the bails with a large green rivet, and the fixed bails. The liner is dark olive green plastic.





The M1987 ballistic composite helmet with type 1 brown standard cover. The small peak can be held in upfolded position by a small velcro patch. Drawstring attachment.  The only marking is a size label.





The M1987 ballistic composite helmet with type 2 brown standard cover. Drawstring attachment.  The only marking is a size label.





The Soldier 2000 pattern cover for the M1987 helmet. Drawstring attachment.





The U.N. cover is made of a glossy thick nylon. It has an elastic band. It is secured to the helmet by seven black velcro bands.


Back of the cover.

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