MK3/4 helmet liner question

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MK3/4 helmet liner question

Postby Iceman » Tue May 02, 2017 4:12 pm

Hello,

I've been recently been looking for a MK3/4 helmet, as it would work in both WW2 and a cold war british loadout I've been dreaming of. Well, as it turns out, a mate of mine has one (I assume it's a MK3), but the liner on it microscopic, I've got a fairly big noggin, so there's no way I can wear it as it stands. So my question is whether it can be fitted with a bigger liner (and where to find those). I could also buy another one, which is bigger, but the issue is they're not readily available outside the UK (I assume you lot can buy one for a couple of pounds).

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Edit. Here is some pics of said helmet
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Re: MK3/4 helmet liner question

Postby McVickers » Fri May 05, 2017 10:52 pm

It's a MkIV/MkV shell (both used the same shell - the MkIV used a liner similar to the MkII and MKIIIs, where-as the MkV had a newer padded liner). The liners of the MkIV and MkV shells are held in with a 'lift-the-dot' fastener, and the chin-strap mountings are riveted close to the rim of the shell; where-as the liners of original MkIII helmets are the same as those used in MKII helmets, so are held in place with a nut and bolt type fixture, and the chin-strap mountings are riveted up the shell closer to the wearer's head.
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Re: MK3/4 helmet liner question

Postby Iceman » Sun May 28, 2017 3:06 pm

Thanks for the reply McVickers. There seems to be little to none repro liners for the MKIII, so I suppose it's not possible to use a older type liner on the MKIV, seeing as it uses the lift-the-dot attachment?
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