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Having a distinctive almond shaped skull with characteristic stalk-like projection resembling a pear and giving these helmets their name cabacette. Many of these were held in English church armouries from the time of the Armada, and examples were taken to the New World by the earliest English settlers, one has been found during excavations at Jamestown Island. This is a pleasing example, the rosettes and plume holder being restorations. In all a handsome example of munition armour of the late 16th Century. In addition to being a being a famous writer, Scott was also an antiquary who assembled an important collection of arms and armour. He was a contemporary and correspondant of Samuel Rush Meyrick, and indeed commissioned him to procure items for his armoury. The armoury is on public display at Abbotsford and is to be recommended to the student of arms and armour. The gauntlet dates to the late 16th Century and is of steel decorated with brass-capped rivets. Though handsome, such gauntlets are not rare, however, one with such a provenance to an early and important collection of armour certainly is.

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Tracer, unfinished Frangible, Yellow: Observation and Proof rounds AP from Belgium The new collector is warned that there are exceptions and, in addition, beware of the WWII habit of dipping the tips of ordinary cartridges into paint to mark targets. For the latter, look out for thick or unevenly applied paint that is flaking off. Perhaps the best way to introduce someone to.

Timothy James McVeigh (April 23, – June 11, ) was a United States Army veteran and security guard who bombed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. He was convicted of 11 United States federal offenses, and was sentenced to death .

Luftschutz Made of stamped metal with silver and black finish. White metal for Territorials. Great detail with no rubbing. Uncleaned and nicely toned. Good photo with collar tabs clearly visible. Kings Crown to top. Named on the back. Rectangular buckle with it’s gilt finish remaining. Fixed belt loop present, detachable belt loop now absent.

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History[ edit ] The M1 helmet was adopted in to replace the outdated M A1 “Kelly” helmet [3] after research was done in the s by Major Harold G. The M1 was phased out during the s in favor of the PASGT helmet , [5] which offered increased ergonomics and ballistic protection. It should be noted that no distinction in nomenclature existed between wartime front seams and post war shells in the United States Army supply system, hence World War II shells remained in use until the M1 was retired from service.

The M-1 Helmet of the World War II GI [Pieter Oosterman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The development and combat use of the U.S. World War II era, fixed bail M-1 helmet is covered in this all new volume. Years of research has resulted in this well-balanced and complete work.

The M A1 helmet, adopted in , differed only in minor details. In , the M-1 “steel pot” helmet was adopted as a replacement in all the US armed services, although it did not become universal for at least another year. The new helmet was issued to the Marine Corps in the spring and early summer of At Guadalcanal , in August , the M1 helmet was common and the old “dishpan” helmet had mostly disappeared.

After its adoption in , the M-1 Steel Helmet became the symbol of U. See also WW2 Books. M-1 Steel Helmet Origins A steel helmet is designed to protect the user from flying fragments of exploded ordnance. By extending further down the sides and back of the wearer’s head and neck, the M-1 was a big improvement over the M A1 helmet.

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Let’s start with some basic rules: In both cases the straps are stitched to the loops. The use of clasps is postwar. Under the brim there is a number indicating the production lot. If this number is between 0 and then we have a WW2 era shell. Wartime shells are a little taller, in a darker shade of green.

The M1 helmet is a combat helmet that was used by the United States military from World War II until , when it was succeeded by the PASGT over forty years, the M1 was standard issue for the U.S. military. The M1 helmet has become an icon of the American military, with its design inspiring other militaries around the world.

The national flag consists of a white crescent open toward the fly and a white star on a red field. The new Turkish lira ytl was introduced in There are coins of 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 Kurus, and 1 lira. The metric system is the legal standard. Comparatively, the area occupied by Turkey is slightly larger than the state of Texas. It is bordered on the n by the Black Sea, on the ne by Georgia and Armenia , on the e by Iran , on the se by Iraq , on the s by Syria and the Mediterranean Sea , on the w by the Aegean Sea, and on the nw by Greece and Bulgaria , with a total land boundary of 2, km 1, mi and a coastline of 7, km 4, mi.

Turkey’s capital city, Ankara, is located in the northwest central part of the country. Average elevations range from m 2, ft above sea level in the west to over 1, m 6, ft amid the wild eastern high-lands. There are over peaks with elevations of 3, m 10, ft or more. Other than the Tigris and Euphrates , which have their sources in eastern Anatolia, rivers are relatively small. Because the watersheds of these streams are semibarren slopes, the seasonal variations in flow are very great.

Turkey’s 7, km 5, mi of coastline provide few good natural harbors. Most of Turkey lies within an earthquake zone, and recurrent tremors are recorded. On 29—30 March , more than 1, earthquakes were felt in the Gediz region of western Turkey, killing 1, persons.

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Doppellitze, circa WWI officer with Litzen In 19th century German armies, Guard and other elite regiments wore lengths of double braid Doppellitze encircling all or most of the collar as a mark of distinction. By the middle of World War I these ornate collars had been reduced to an embroidered representation of short lengths of braid joined at the ends, sewn to patches worn at the front of the collar. When the Reichsheer was established in as Germany’s first national army [5] Litzen were prescribed as the universal collar device for all personnel other than generals, and the Third Reich continued the practice.

Officers’ M35 Litzen Dress Field and service On the dress tunic Waffenrock and the later “ornamented” uniform, the Litzen were embroidered in fine aluminum thread on a patch of Abzeichentuch in the wearer’s Waffenfarbe , or branch color; the backing also showed through in the space between the two Litzen, the Mittelstreife. On field and service uniforms, beginning in late , the patch Patten was dark bottle-green to match the collar; the Waffenfarbe “showed through” in fact colored cord was sewn into the center strip of each braid, the Litzenspiegel.

For enlisted men service Litzen were machine-woven in silver-grey rayon; officers’ were embroidered more elaborately in white silk or aluminum thread, and were somewhat larger to match their higher collars.

A unique Military Surplus business since Specializing in; equipment, helmets, field gear, grenades, WWII rations, flags, medals, uniforms, hats, badges and hardware from WWI through the Gulf War and present day.

See Article History Tank, any heavily armed and armoured combat vehicle that moves on two endless metal chains called tracks. Tanks are essentially weapon platforms that make the weapons mounted in them more effective by their cross-country mobility and by the protection they provide for their crews. Weapons mounted in tanks have ranged from single rifle-calibre machine guns to, in recent years, long-barreled guns of or mm 4.

This article discusses the development of tanks from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. For articles on related military platforms, see amphibious assault vehicle and armoured vehicle. Earliest developments The use of vehicles for fighting dates to the 2nd millennium bce, when horse-drawn war chariots were used in the Middle East by the Egyptians, Hittites, and others as mobile platforms for combat with bows and arrows.

Luminous disks

Collecting the American Sniper Rifle to by Joe Poyer A quick search of Ebay for anything related to sniper rifles—telescopic sights, mounts, manuals, cases, etc. The “chat rooms” are full of misinformation because there is very little reference material available. Collecting the American Sniper Rifle, to provides accurate information that will allow the collector to determine whether or not a particular rifle or telescopic part—or other accessory—is correct.

The book provides a detailed description of

ORIGINAL HELMETS. October 16; Today’s update is here. NEW! Item M40 Double decal Police helmet. Here is a very nice vintage ET64 police helmet with 98% paint, 98% decals (note the non-bordered police decal still in use before ET switched to the bordered decal later in ) The liner shows light/moderate wear.

Uploading of these items now ongoing. Several new items recently listed on our sister website at www. More militaria now to be uploaded onto our sister website Bridgehead Militaria so please take a look: Updating Saturday 20th October. Always looking to buy quality militaria , single items or whole collections.

Regards , Chris S. Our new sister website: Please email if you have any to sell or trade. Along rear hedgerow with back to the arena. Designation stencilled on front.

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Hybrid vehicle It is essential that a vehicle have a source of energy to drive it. Energy can be extracted from external sources, as in the cases of a sailboat , a solar-powered car , or an electric streetcar that uses overhead lines. Energy can also be stored, provided it can be converted on demand and the storing medium’s energy density and power density are sufficient to meet the vehicle’s needs. Human power is a simple source of energy that requires nothing more than humans.

External combustion engines can use almost anything that burns as fuel, whilst internal combustion engines and rocket engines are designed to burn a specific fuel, typically gasoline, diesel or ethanol. Another common medium for storing energy is batteries , which have the advantages of being responsive, useful in a wide range of power levels, environmentally friendly, efficient, simple to install, and easy to maintain.

Luminous or fluorescent disks were issued on a limited scale to paratroops for the Normandy jump. These small disks were attached to the front or back of the helmet so that the men could see each other in .

History[ edit ] The M1 helmet was adopted in to replace the outdated M A1 “Kelly” helmet [3] after research was done in the s by Major Harold G. The M1 was phased out during the s in favor of the PASGT helmet , [5] which offered increased ergonomics and ballistic protection. It should be noted that no distinction in nomenclature existed between wartime front seams so-called due to the location of the seam on the helmet’s brim and post war, or rear seam, shells in the United States Army supply system, hence World War II shells remained in use until the M1 was retired from service.

In Israeli service, reserve soldiers have used the M1 helmet in combat as late as Helmet covers and netting would be applied by covering the steel shell with the extra material tucked inside the shell and secured by inserting the liner. The outer shell cannot be worn by itself. Shell[ edit ] The shell of the M1 was changed mainly in silhouette, as seen from the side, from its World War II beginnings.

The rim edge of the shell has a crimped metal band running around it, which provides a clean edge. This is usually known as the “rim”. The metal band of the rim material has a seam where the ends of the strip meet.

Guardia Nacional/Fuerzas de Defensa de Panama Sun Helmet

Collecting the American Sniper Rifle to by Joe Poyer A quick search of Ebay for anything related to sniper rifles—telescopic sights, mounts, manuals, cases, etc. The “chat rooms” are full of misinformation because there is very little reference material available. Collecting the American Sniper Rifle, to provides accurate information that will allow the collector to determine whether or not a particular rifle or telescopic part—or other accessory—is correct.

The book provides a detailed description of The books also contains a history of the development of each particular sniper rifle and telescopic sight. Its mounting on the rifle and sighting in are described in detail.

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On April 19, , around 9: A massive bomb inside a rental truck exploded, blowing half of the nine-story building into oblivion. A stunned nation watched as the bodies of men, women, and children were pulled from the rubble for nearly two weeks. When the smoke cleared and the exhausted rescue workers packed up and left, people were dead in the worst terrorist attack on U. Just 90 minutes after the explosion, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol officer pulled over year-old Timothy McVeigh for driving without a license plate.

Shortly before he was to be released on April 21, McVeigh was recognized as a bombing suspect and was charged with the bombing.

Timothy McVeigh

The items in this section are no longer available but this section has been created as a reference for fellow collectors. To see what I currently have for sale click the sub-category or Return to Catalog. German Red Cross Dagger with Frog.

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Date coded IG which is This is the semi auto version of the famous MP5 submachine gun made by the original manufacturer. It features a 30 round detachable magazine, a retractable stock, and a barrel shroud with a vertical fore grip. This rifle is in excellent condition with it’s matte black finish showing virtually no wear. The action works like new and the gun appears to have been fired very little. Imported from to This is one of the best examples you will find anywhere of this scarce gun.

U.S. M1 Helmet: WWII and Beyond


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