Finnish used German M18 helmet...
This arrived today from the US from IMA...
WW1 German M18 helmet used by the Finns. Seems to have had a few repaints, and a wartime depot replacement liner fitted.
This was my "To me, from me" Christmas present. It took 11 days to get into my hands, and most of that was taken up by NZ Customs. Overall, I'm pretty happy with it - the ad said to expect dings, dents, flaky paint, and rusts spots, all of which this helmet has.
This sits nicely alongside my Finn used Hungarian M38 and Czech M34, I'll be happy if I can add a Finnish M40, Italian M33 and German M40 to my helmet collection.
On a related note - who knows where pottia.net went or if there is an archived version somewhere on the Internet?
01-15-2016 10:56 PM
Nice present , shell looks in nice condition . Customs , don't you just love 'em !!
We are the Pilgrims , master, we shall go
Always a little further : it may be
Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
Across that angry or that glimmering sea...
Nice helmet , looks like someone has cleaned some paint away to look for markings here is my one brought some years ago from the Finnish Army
Nice helmet with a long history behind. Liner, however is a postwar applied example. Any chance to show your hungarian helmet?
Certainly! Some photos of my Czech M34 as well....
Nice DM shell, showing some early characteristics. Could you show me the circular marking on the rear skirt please?