The Argentine Army adopted a similar model, made of pressed fiber, during World War II, reflecting the traditional sympathy towards Germany found in many of the officers. The attached link gives you access to a database of helmet lot numbers which I have started in The helmets in this list are all authentic WW2 helmets, I. The Model Vulkanfiber helmet kept the basic form of previous helmets, but was much lighter.
A large number of the withdrawn helmets were reissued to various emergency services after being painted white. What we know about German World War 2 helmets today is in part Helmet Vault I hope to give beginning and advanced collectors an up to date, easy. There are at least 14 known manufactures.
Original helmets found having document service on the Italian front have been known to feature hues of blue, stone gray and white, colors which would have blended in well in the alpine stetting. All German helmets manufactured before / have the factory code and shell size stamped on the inside near the left chinstrap bale (D-ring). Although some shades appear to be factory specific, it is not uncommon to find helmets produced at the same factory which exhibit variations in field gray.
Other military, political, and civil or defense organizations used similar decal insignia to distinguish their helmets. This M35 helmet is an ET64 with a lot number of which likely dates the found on early M35 ET produced helmets (dating to ) Both the Eagle. Suitable at this time: green, yellow ochre, rust brown Separation of the surface of the helmet into equal-sized portions, consisting of large, sharp-cornered patches.
In some cases the webbing appear to be British, making it possible that these straps were made from captured material. On this page is a selection of original Helmet components. Most of these are . The markings may also be a date or simply a drawing-lot number. Not all original . The markings may also be a date or simply a drawing-lot number.
At the bottom of this page is a series of " Fake Alerts ". In addition on February 2nd of the German military ordered that all German armored troops be issued helmets, where as before that date. It was colored in golden-brown known as Isonzo -braun.
Factory Stamp on M42 helmet. Will the codes marked on my German helmet tell me where it was made? neither the series number or the alpha-numeric code will tell you the date or year of. The helmet had seen trials sincebut was not adopted during World War II.
There does not appear to be any wide spread decal removal by German soldiers in the field after the orders were issued.
The missing front visor was thought by the Germans to be for religious reasons,  and it was claimed that it was to allow Turkish soldiers to touch their foreheads to the ground during prayer, without removing their helmets. Single DECAL WW2 M German LUFTWAFFE Combat Helmet Date LINER RIM WWII Eagle Air Force.
The edges of the shell were rolled over, creating a smooth edge along the helmet. Steel split rivet with zinc coated slotted washer.