U.S. Navy Gunners MK-2 Talker Helmet

muckaroon1960
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U.S. Navy Gunners MK-2 Talker Helmet

Postby muckaroon1960 » Sun May 26, 2019 4:16 pm

Paid a visit to a militaria fair today and bought this US Navy gunners helmet. Original paintwork with sand or cork added. Missing its chin strap and the inside is a bit roached but shows its age which one would assume circa WW2. You can see where Star Wars got their idea for the helmets? Displays well with my other helmets just need to find the chin strap and the headphones and mic.
Picture shows one in action from http://www.awartobewon.com
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Re: U.S. Navy Gunners MK-2 Talker Helmet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Mon May 27, 2019 10:30 am

Nice original addition to your collection Paul well done mate :thumbsup: Regards Mark

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Re: U.S. Navy Gunners MK-2 Talker Helmet

Postby Dave_Holden » Mon May 27, 2019 11:55 am

A really great helmet Paul, I have never seen one for sale. Great addition to you collection :thumbsup:

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Re: U.S. Navy Gunners MK-2 Talker Helmet

Postby muckaroon1960 » Tue May 28, 2019 9:50 pm

Did a bit of restoration on the helmet liner as it was in a bad state of repair and literally falling apart every time I touched it.
I glued some lightweight linen over the liner then added some grey primer paint to encapsulate the original liner and although not perfect has helped to prevent anymore damage and will still display nicely. :thumbsup:
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Re: U.S. Navy Gunners MK-2 Talker Helmet

Postby The Devils Bank » Thu May 30, 2019 2:57 pm

Nice repair :thumbsup:

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Re: U.S. Navy Gunners MK-2 Talker Helmet

Postby Andyb » Thu May 30, 2019 7:39 pm

Very nice original helmet :thumbsup:

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