here is the first one of a new (sub)theme I am starting; WWI French Adrian's with the commemorative plate.
I know some of the plates are add by collectors in the recent days, but that is something I'll have to deal with.
First one in is a complete pionier.
Very nice Adrian helmet! I still have one, a Chasseur one with the veteran plaque on it, also not named.
I will post pictures of it tomorrow, when lighting is better.
It is the only one I have kept, after selling my collection when things got bad for me. But that one I will never let go.
Here some pictures of my French Chasseur Adrian helmet.
It is not in the best shape, but it is all original, and made by Japy et freres, you can see that by the way the front and rear peak are being held together. They are soldered, only Japy did that, all other manufacturers used 2 rivets.
I traded this helmet with a forummember for a scruffy FR33 haube I had here. It can be found on the forum too.
Jaap, the guy I traded it with, is however not doing so well nowaday's. To say the least..
So this helmet will stay with me.
There are so many variants and used by so many countries that you can dedicate a collection to the Adrian.
Highly undervalued and that while half the world used them.
I hope to see more beautiful things in this topic!
Good initiative Kris