Original Iraq War Iraqi M90 Helmet with Sandbag Camo Cover and Net- Operation Iraqi Freedom Bring Back

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice service worn helmet, brought back by a USGI after the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In 1990 an Iraqi-made version of the earlier Model M-80 helmet, the M-90, appeared which was of inferior quality construction. These later model helmets are prone to splitting at the edges and have a protective rubber rim. The post 1990 helmets were supplied in desert tan color only. Both types of helmet can be found with a variety of Arabic and military unit markings, and are sometimes painted white with red markings for the Iraqi Military Police. Iraqi helmets were abandoned in large numbers on the battlefields of Iraq and proved to be popular souvenirs with western soldiers returning home from the Persian Gulf.

The Iraqi M90 Helmet is made of a light plastic and used in large numbers during the second Gulf War along with the M80 and some Eastern Bloc steel helmets. The rubber rim is designed to protect the fragile edge of the helmet, also doubles for securing nets and covers. These helmets are still in use today.

The helmet we are offering is of the M-90 pattern, which is missing its rubber rim (which very likely was missing when it was brought home as a souvenir. The helmet is fitted with a adhoc camouflage cover of burlap, most likely fashioned from a sandbag, which was common amongst Iraqi soldiers. In addition, the helmet is also fitted with a camouflage tan net. Both cover and Net have unquestionably been on the helmet for a very long time.

The liner shows signs of heavy use and repair. The correct indigenous sweatband is intact. The chinstrap, unfortunately, is missing.

Overall, this is an outstanding Iraqi Combat-used helmet, ready for display!

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