German Luftwaffe M-35 Helmet with Metal Camouflage Strapping
This is a German Luftwaffe M-35 helmet from World War II (1939-1945). The helmet features a second pattern Luftwaffe eagle national emblem on the left side while the tricolor national shield has been carefully removed from the right side (a small border of this decal is still evident). Around the helmet’s shell is thin metal strapping painted olive drab. This was used the attach local foliage for camouflage. The rest of the helmet is painted a dark blue-gray. On the inside is a leather M-31 liner along with a leather chinstrap. On the back skirt are the initials “E.M.” and the number “414,” which the meaning is unknown at present.
|Germany||World War II|
|Infantry Helmet||1935 — 1940|
|Eisen- und Hüttenwerke A.G., Thale|