login   |    register

Scale Modeling Sponsors

See Your Ad Here!

Figures
Military figures of all shapes and sizes.
French tank helmet
metalhead85
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Joined: March 24, 2006
KitMaker: 164 posts
Armorama: 119 posts
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 05:33 AM UTC
Hello all,
I was wondering if any would know if the French WW2 tanker helmet would have been used into the late 1950s and early 60s, around the time of the Algerian war. Also what would the tanker uniform look like. I'm building the Italeri/Heller M24 Chaffee/AMX-13 prototype vehicle and wanted to put a figure with it. I can't seem to find anything online and don't have any references. Thanks in advance for your help.

Rich
pattesmaq
Visit this Community
Haute-Alpes, France
Joined: June 27, 2012
KitMaker: 74 posts
Armorama: 74 posts
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 05:57 AM UTC
Hello
the French tanker helmet was used until1944 (armistice army) then it is the US tank helmet then for Algeria the helmet consisted of a shell and a removable earplug
here is
bye
HeavyArty
Visit this Community
Florida, United States
Joined: May 16, 2002
KitMaker: 15,972 posts
Armorama: 12,403 posts
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 05:57 AM UTC
This pic from 1959 in Algeria looks like a standard paratrooper helmet.
Frenchy
Visit this Community
Rhone, France
Joined: December 02, 2002
KitMaker: 11,002 posts
Armorama: 10,800 posts
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 06:40 AM UTC
The tanker helmet used from 1951 until 1965 was called "Sous-casque radio char Modèle 51" :



It was a shell designed to fit inside an infantry Modèle 51 TTA helmet like the one below if needed :


More pics here :

http://world-war-helmets.com/fiche.php?q=Casque-Francais-Tankiste-Mle-51

H.P.
metalhead85
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Joined: March 24, 2006
KitMaker: 164 posts
Armorama: 119 posts
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 06:48 AM UTC
Hi Guys,
Thanks a ton.....I came across a black and white picture of a French tanker on a Chaffee, but the picture was of such poor quality and I couldn't tell what type it was. Does any one know if this helmet is made in plastic or resin? I couldn't find it among the Hornet range of resin heads..
I am using a Royal model Italian tanker in overalls and just need to swap out the head. The overalls look like something many armies would have used...

Thank you all for such a quick response !
Frenchy
Visit this Community
Rhone, France
Joined: December 02, 2002
KitMaker: 11,002 posts
Armorama: 10,800 posts
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 06:53 AM UTC
ADV/Azimut has released an Algeria War tanker wearing this helmet (#35700) :



H.P.
metalhead85
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Joined: March 24, 2006
KitMaker: 164 posts
Armorama: 119 posts
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 08:15 AM UTC
Oh wow...that would be great if I could track one of those down. Didn't know they were still making figures. thanks a lot Frenchy ! thanks to all as well....i'll try and post some pictures when this project is done.