Updated 04 2017 revision 9 cover is all whitea handy study guide for those german helmet collectors and researchers wishing to know more about lot numbers and how they relate to their own german helmets. The paratrooper helmet was different than any other helmet employed by the german armed forces. Ww2 m38 et66 german fallschirmjager single decal helmet. In the 367 pages of this second of the projected three volumes of german paratroopers uniforms and equipment 19361945 the author, karl veltze, not only takes a very detailed look at the fallschirmjager helmets more than a third of this volume is dedicated to them, but also deals with the paratroopers special equipment gasmask bags, hand grenade bags, ammunition bandoleers.
Book, historical, the 5th infantry division in the eto. Ww2 german original m38 fallschirmjager paratrooper helmet ebay. The m38 steel helmet has a painted finish in green so it is an early one from the european theatre. Hicks writes from experience of the han dling and study of original specimens.
Mar 16, 20 we specialize in reproduction german ww2 heer army, luftwaffe, kriegsmarine and ss, from enlisted man to officers we stock a wide range of ww2 german military helmets, field gear, uniforms, visors. The helmets in this list are all authentic ww2 helmets, i checked each and every one of them and many have been posted on the german helmet walhalla forum. Police, luftschutz the dark blue base color is the luftschutz color, and a green coat is above that. Most importantly, this volume covers details about. These changes produced a more compact design, which is better suited for air assaults. Use a good german paratrooper book as a basis for choosing your eagle as there are several types and you want the eagle to mach the period of the helmet. This is a m38 german paratrooper helmet, my father bought it from a friend, not to collect, but to help his friend. It has verdun scratched, and the symbols are quite visible.
Be sure to check by clicking link below german helmets for sale page 2. The shells are comparable to originals in weight, shape and thickness, with liners being properly made with aluminum bands, thick foam padding and quality leather. Make offer german helmet camouflage net camo ww2 wwii paratrooper whermacht m35 m38 m40 m42 wwii ww2 german paratrooper m38 steel helmet with leather liner mud collectible. World war supply german ww2 m38 normandy paratrooper fallschirmjager helmet textured multi color camouflage with wire 16wws 5. German wwii model 40 single decal luftwaffe helmet. German paratroopers volume 2 helmets, equipment and weapons. This is a remarkably crisp m35 double decal kriegsmarine helmet. Find paratrooper helmet and airborne helmet from a vast selection of militaria. Fallschirmjager branch of the german luftwaffe before and during world war ii.
Original ww2 m35 german army chromed helmet with liner in good condition. German paratroopers, uniforms and equipment, 19361945, volume 2. Wwii m42 ef66 german waffen ss single decal helmet. The 2 different types of luftwaffe decals can be found on these helmets. They illustrate the appearance of german paratroopers from their beginnings in. Consign your wwii german helmets or other military items with us today. These helmets were produced in poland, but used by various warsaw pact nations during the cold war, notably their east german allies. It has had the national shield period removed as per 1940. Ww2 german original m38 fallschirmjager paratrooper helmet here we have a fully original second world war german paratroopers fallschirmjager helmet with dark green combat paint. Only the eisenhuttenwerke thale et factory made fallschirmjager helmets, late war helmet have the ckl stamp instead of et. Just like the ones worn by the german elite forces in operations in the low countries, norway, north africa, italy, the eastern front, the rescue of mussolini etc. Is it true that the german paratroopers took no prisoners.
Wwii m42 et66 german luftwaffe single decal helmet. This is a dedicated website geared toward the collector or military historian. M36 ultra rare m37 rare and m38 common m37 were often wartime upgraded to m38 specification. Authentic and factory applied luftwaffe adler decal rates. Ww2 german helmetsall original all the timeguaranteed. As with all our wwii german helmets, this m1935 combat police german helmet comes with our lifetime guarantee and certificate of authenticity. Pocher, the standard et and the ef factoryspecific decal. Exterior factory schiefergrau slate gray paint nearly 100%. I cannot make out the manufacturers stamp or the sizing due to the pitting, but this is most likely a size 64. Since wwi, the german military helmet has always been a distinct iconbeginning with the pickelhaube spiked combat helmet and transitioning to the various stahlhelm variants of wwii.
Group of four miniatures, add to compare five, major w. They were the first german paratroopers to be committed in largescale airborne operations. Lot numbers database the attached link gives you access to a database of helmet lot numbers which i have started in 2006. In the early photos it is not uncommon to see 34 different helmets being worn by various troopers in the same photograph. The books hardcover with dust jacket will be indispensable to collectors, uniform enthusiasts and military historians. The book does little to arm the beginning collector with practical knowledge in being able to tell original from reproduction however there has been no written work produced to equal history. Weve made a small selection of the best fallschirmjager books german. Fallschirmjager vol1 military mode publishing are please to offer this new book by renowned author. How often do you see one of these, let alone have the opportunity to own one. Group, first china war medal 1842 sold for, a british issued 193945 war medal,the first war memorial cross to doctor, egypt and sudan medal 188289, india general service. German camouflaged helmets of the second world war. The book does little to arm the beginning collector with practical knowledge in being able to tell original from reproduction however there has been no written work produced to equal history of the german steel helmet insofar as the. A paratrooper helmet is a type of combat helmet used by paratroopers and airborne forces. These vary in quality and in likeness to the originals.
Warhats fallschirmjager german paratrooper helmets. The main difference from standard combat helmets is that paratrooper helmets have a different harness and lining to withstand impact when jumping from aircraft and to keep the helmet stable in flight, and most have a lowerprofile shell to reduce wind resistance. A selfpublished bookthis is a selfpublished book about german helmet lot numbers produced during 19351945. Karl veltze uniforms and equipment 1936 1945 the books will be indispensable. All of the helmets were more or less based on the old m38, ww2 german paratrooper s helmet that was used by the luftwaffe. A good deal of the book is composed of civil helmets and germanused helmets of other nationalities. Veltze, karl german paratroopers uniforms and equipment 1936 1945. Jul 14, 2008 one other polish helmet is worth mentioning, and ironically it is typically referred to as an east german helmet.
I try to have a nice variety of german helmets also known as helmet casque,stahlhelm or elmetto for sale as a german helmet dealer. German wwii m40 single decal luftwaffe combat helmet. We also offer a few book selections, primarily wwii books. The longawaited second volume of german paratroopers covers in detail the development of the many pieces of equipment used by the german paratroopers from the early days to the last days of the third reich, describing the characteristics of the various models. During fullscale production of the m35 series of helmets, each of the five german helmet makers installed their own pattern of ss decal on helmets at the factory. Wire, netting, covers, straps, interiors, miscellaneous by branislav radovic nov 22, 2004 4. These paratrooper helmets can be made to your specification but we do not make them to fit, they are for display purposes only, so please do not ask about liner sizes, you will just get what we have. Inspire a love of reading with prime book box for kids. Fj werke m38 fallschirmjage r wwii german paratrooper helmet. M38 german paratrooper helmet liner new condition early war cream tan. Models include the m16, m18, m35, m40 and m42 german helmet. This trend is evident in about 90 percent of m35 specimens analyzed. The design was a copy from the m35 helmet but the visor and earguards were removed.
Shell q64 liner size 56 with all pinswashers in place never replaced all pins tongs flat never bent twice. During the period 194041 we see three different decals found on ef m40 army helmets. German wwii model 42 single decal army combat helmet. The works of kelly hicks culminating in the 2004 book sssteel and the 2006 book ss helmets with the late mike beaver, provide the best understanding of steel helmets utilized by that elite branch of hitlers armed forces. Specialised books for the serious student of conflict. So we do not have much information about this item. German wwii paratrooper m38 fallschirmjager helmet reddick. German paratrooper helmet for sale in uk view 51 ads. The lot number is lightly stamped and appears to be 2999. German war helmet 100% original ww ii german helmets. This helmet comes direct from the family of the veteran that brought it back from the european theatre of operations. Statistically, kriegsmarine helmets are about ten times rarer than heer helmets and three times rarer than ss helmets, due to the small size of the german naval force and the relatively lesser need for steel helmets. Hard to tell without provenance if this was used by the afrika korps in the africa campaign or later in the italian campaign but the camouflage is. Leather pad ink stamped in red 56 which indicates a size 64 helmet.1477 691 728 1120 337 1564 647 1375 97 796 183 1305 203 1286 480 1477 781 1045 1215 424 523 302 1069 1126 53 707 373 1462 617 1136 1287 1026 1396 617 1287 935 296 547 1354 845 1282 842 1385 899