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    Default LW M40 two tone camo with battle damage

    Hello,

    This is my example, a standard two tone (green/brown) LW camo helmet, similar to the one that Hambone posted earlier.
    The helmet has been shot through, alas the decal has been dug.


    Cheers,
    Peter
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    Peter,
    Very nice helmet!!! Thanks for posting!!

    Interesting damage. Looks like something with very low velocity caused it. Maybe a .45, (.30 carbine would dent it), 30.06 ricochet or shrapnel but the bulge on the other side screams bullet and not shrapnel.

    A direct shot with a 30.06 would cut through both sides like butter.

    Was just messing around yesterday shooting a propaine tank with a .223. These are much thicker than the helmet and the .223 cut through both sides, np..
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    From what I have seen and heard, .45 rounds only dented, and .30 carbine rounds went through both sides. I think someone posted a video about it that was on the military.com website.
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    This is a Belgian M31 helmet that was hit by a .303 round, the bullet was shot from close distance, it deflected on the small rivet and didn't went through on the otherside but just made a dent.
    The officer, Cmdt Montjardin, that wore the helmet didn't survive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Col.Klink View Post
    From what I have seen and heard, .45 rounds only dented, and .30 carbine rounds went through both sides. I think someone posted a video about it that was on the military.com website.
    Hi Col.Klink,

    I think you mean this video:

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a7d_1240819390


    Cheers,
    Peter

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    Well tomorrow is "bring your gun to work day" so I'll have to test the carbine, 8mm, and 9mm.
    :whoo:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter U View Post
    Hi Col.Klink,

    I think you mean this video:

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a7d_1240819390


    Cheers,
    Peter
    Yep, that's it.
    Wanted: bolt number 6515 for a dou.42 K98.

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    Great helmets Peter. The Lw. camo is a well known variant. That variant isn't "exotic" or a "freshie" but it isn't a $3000 fake either ;) Pic stickied.

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