Romanian Helmet Camouflage

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keith A
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Romanian Helmet Camouflage

Post by keith A » 05 Sep 2016 15:44

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This photo shows soldiers with camouflage attached to their helmets. How was this achieved. I have never seen a Romanaan army helemt with camouflage straps but assume they had these.

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Re: Romanian Helmet Camouflage

Post by shamirnewell » 06 Sep 2016 16:13

Looks like chicken wire. The soldier with the orita in the center if you look closely I believe you can make the faint spider web of chicken wire.

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Re: Romanian Helmet Camouflage

Post by georgica » 07 Jan 2017 00:57

Romanian Infantry came with these ideas when they did not have trenches built to protect themselves and suffered heavy losses ,These camouflages also helped in quick advancement in bushes terain.
On the other hand ,when snow skeeing soldiers named '' Vinatori de munte'' were dressed all in white advansing easily in enemy lines.
Romanian soldiers fought vigorously and many died heroes being placed in the front lines against Soviets.

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Re: Romanian Helmet Camouflage

Post by Sid Guttridge » 07 Mar 2017 12:39

I can't see the photo, but chicken wire was definitely used on occasion.

Mud is also often seen on helmets to dull reflected light.

At Sevastopol Romanian infantry painted white stripes down the rear of their helmets to help distinguish them from the Soviet troops, who wore a similar colour uniform. This was to aid their own and German artillery spotters from bringing fire down on their own forces.

The cipher of the unpopular King Carol was also often knocked off the front of the helmet, though this was not a camouflage feature.

Cheers,

Sid.

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Re: Romanian Helmet Camouflage

Post by OstFront_Ludwig » 13 Mar 2018 03:20

Sid Guttridge wrote:I can't see the photo, but chicken wire was definitely used on occasion.

Mud is also often seen on helmets to dull reflected light.

At Sevastopol Romanian infantry painted white stripes down the rear of their helmets to help distinguish them from the Soviet troops, who wore a similar colour uniform. This was to aid their own and German artillery spotters from bringing fire down on their own forces.

The cipher of the unpopular King Carol was also often knocked off the front of the helmet, though this was not a camouflage feature.

Cheers,

Sid.

Sid, is there any photographic evidence you could perhaps post? I've seen quite a few photos that were taken during the Sevastopol Siege but have yet to find any Romanians with distinguishable white stripes. Regards!

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Re: Romanian Helmet Camouflage

Post by Sid Guttridge » 13 Mar 2018 18:43

Hi OstFront Ludwig,

Sorry, no photos. It is in Axworthy's books on Romania in WWII. As they were researched in Romanian archives, I tend to credit them.

Cheers,

Sid.

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