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The Hungarian Army Steel Helmet is a Cold War era soldiers helmet from Hungary. Officially designated as the Hungarian M70 Helmet, when it was originally issued it was quite revolutionary with the use of anti-infrared plastic paint. The anti-infrared paint that was used makes this helmet very easy to clean up and we've found the Hungarian Army Helmet is one of the best helmets for film projects based on the properties of this paint.
Not only an interesting piece to have in a Military Surplus collection, but a very practical helmet for multiple purposes. For showcase or field use, this is definitely a winner.
This thing is fantastic, and for the price, you're basically getting it for nothing. While I can't say it's better than a modern-day Kevlar helmet, you're getting great protection from falling objects or ballistic threats up to (or maybe beyond) .357 Magnum.
Definitely consider picking this piece up!
Bought this helmet on a whim and am not disappointed. The inner liner, padding and strap are in great condition. The outer shell has just a small amount of paint peeling up at the edges of the brim. Not too bad, but noticeable. I'm sure handling it at the brim will eventually cause the paint to chip off. Overall, very pleased with this piece of cold war history.
If you are looking to own a military helmet at a good price check this one out. The liner was in very good shape and the outer shell had a gloss look due to the paint but it was in use by someone at time. I like the thud sound as the outer shell is thick and the strap is easy the use in the dark. Very nice cheap helmet. Use it in bad weather...maybe not in a thunder storm.
Interesting peice of Cold War memorabilia. Used surplus in good condition. The finish is a bit "glossier" than most, which makes it unique.