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Article about: Good Evening / Morning Ladies and Gentlemen A question if I could. I have found this Flight Helmet and am in somewhat of a quandry. I have wanted a hardshell Flight Helmet for sometime now.

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    Good Evening / Morning Ladies and Gentlemen

    A question if I could.

    I have found this Flight Helmet and am in somewhat of a quandry. I have wanted a hardshell Flight Helmet for sometime now.

    As there are a number of fakes out and about, and as it is rather pricey I would appreciate any input that you may have.

    I am told that the damage from to the neck piece is probably from storage - it certainly does not look to be overly worn - and has the stamps: Flg.Bekl., Döberitz, 1918.

    I think my main concern is the liner condition as opposed to that of the inside of the shell - which to me - looks older.

    Any new eyes and all that!

    Below are some photos that I found in the Forum from jaba1914 when he posted his in 2010 - I hope this is OK....

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    I am also attaching a Flight Helmet from Kaiser's Bunker (interestingly enough with the same markings - which to me look identical - notice the '8'):

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    Finally, here are the pictures from the Seller of the helmet I'm looking at:

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    I thank you for your time.

    Cheers
    Tim

    Edit: Hmm - not sure what I did but I can't seem to enlarge them as I would normally...


    Edit 2: Let's try that again - hopefully this will work - this is the helmet I'm interested in! I have noticed that this helmet has 9 fingered liner and the others have 10 - is this a concern?

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    Last edited by Allegra; 04-23-2014 at 04:40 AM.

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    Very nice hard to find helmet.

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    it looks correct

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    Gentlemen

    Thank you for your replies - better photos now attached...the helmet I'm looking at has a 9 fingered liner and the other examples have 10 - is this something to be worried about?

    Cheers
    Tim

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    Hi Tim, agree with all the above comments .....very nice helmet and well marked inside.Here are a few photo's from Mick Prodgers book,(which is a must for the early flight head gear collector)............Dave H
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    Hi Dave

    Many thanks for the reply. I actually have the book...but forgot to look at it prior to posting.

    There are times that I astound myself with with my stupidity.

    Cheers
    Tim

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