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First Pattern Japanese Navy Combat Helmet Cover
The first pattern padded cover for the Type 90 combat helmet, this example bearing the multi piece wool insignia of the Imperial Japanese Navy. The cover was obviously worn on a helmet in a theater of combat. The exterior of the cover has stains and soiling. The interior has a number of small spots caused by the rust that developed on the helmet shell under tropical condition. The rear of the exterior has a separation of about 4 inches which on the interior side is 1 inch in length (exactly the sort of development that led to the introduction of the 2nd pattern cover, which had a reinforced edge). The adjustment cord is present inside the edge of the cover.
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