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Prince Alberts Revenge11 Feb 2021 10:17 a.m. PST

Somewhat random question. In the photos and color plates of Argentine infantry, I've noticed some have woodlands camo helmet covers and others have olive green. It seems like maybe certain units had one or the other (eg the 25th infantry at Goose Green appear to have the woodlands camo covers in photos). Was there any rhyme or reason to who had what? Is there a list of which one had each cover type? Thanks so much for any insight!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2021 11:33 a.m. PST

My friend…. the "normal" helmet in Malvinas (Falkland) for the Army was similar of the US troops in WW2… (many of them were from WW2!)

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Variants became if you were officer or NCO…


For the Navy Infantry… the helmets had cammo…

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Some Special Forces have a mix of them…


You have a good look here…


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Artillery men have both helmets…


In the end… they look like this one…


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Hope it helps you…

Amicalement
Armand

Prince Alberts Revenge11 Feb 2021 12:00 p.m. PST

Thanks Tango! Out of curiosity, did snipers have special equipment other than rifle? Ghillie suit or extra camouflage? Thanks!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2021 12:39 p.m. PST

No… same as the rest of the soldiers…you have to made your own cammo in the field of battle…


Happy to be useful my friend… (smile)

Amicalement
Armand

Prince Alberts Revenge11 Feb 2021 2:09 p.m. PST

Much appreciated Armand. I will be sure to post some pictures of my figures once complete.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2021 3:41 p.m. PST

Hope to see them soon my friend!


And remember… we wore rags…


Amicalement
Armand


Amicalement
Armand

TimeCast Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Feb 2021 1:35 a.m. PST

I'll second Tango's comments.

Most of the helmets I saw were plain green with a rough surface (sand?). The one I brought home as a souvenir had a hessian cover made from sandbag material

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This was roughly cut to size and tucked in between the helmet outer and the fibrglass liner.

On top of the hessian was a net:

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Most of the helmets dumped at Goose Green were like this.

Hope this helps

Barrie
TimeCast

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