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M1956 East German helmet

Article about: I recently purchased this helmet so I thought I'd share some photos. This helmet is from 1981 I think, so a later one. It does have a cord netting, but I haven't put that on yet.

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    I recently purchased this helmet so I thought I'd share some photos. This helmet is from 1981 I think, so a later one. It does have a cord netting, but I haven't put that on yet.
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    One way to tell is to check the inside around the chinstrap area, it should be stamped with a year , only showing the last 2 numbers of that year it was made.

    Anthony

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    It has 2 (the size I think), then 5 (the month?), and then 81 (the year). Though it is a newer one, I'm happy with it as its mint condition. Thanks for the reply!

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    Quote by A trench Dude View Post
    It has 2 (the size I think), then 5 (the month?), and then 81 (the year). Though it is a newer one, I'm happy with it as its mint condition. Thanks for the reply!

    a size II shell should measure approximately 12" inches long and 10.5" inches wide

    are you going to put a net on it? the nets are very inexpensive , the M56 helmet is a nice display piece and would look great with a EG or Russian gas mask on display

    ‪NVA Film Schützenpanzer SPW und SPZ Teil1 von 2‬‏ - YouTube

    the soldiers in this video have nets with camo on their M56 helmet

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    battle gear, your helmet is actually the later model 1966 helmet, the M56 has a quite different liner, liner attachment and chinstrap...the M56 is the rarer of the two helmets. See here.....ALEMANIA 56
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    @Battle gear, yes I may add the netting soon, just haven't got round to it yet. And I have to agree, it looks great on my desk along side my other helmets, its a great helmet for display.
    @Oradour, Your talking to Battle gear right?

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    Quote by A trench Dude View Post
    @Battle gear, yes I may add the netting soon, just haven't got round to it yet. And I have to agree, it looks great on my desk along side my other helmets, its a great helmet for display.
    @Oradour, Your talking to Battle gear right?
    No...disregard any reference to battlegear, the I.D. of the helmet is for you, A Trench Dude. Your helmet is an M66 not an M56.
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Oh ok thanks for the info! To be fair to the seller he never said it was a M1956, he simply said East German helmet. I just assumed that's what it was, so thanks for clearing that up!

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    The one I have has only two markings it also has rivets.
    so would it be a M56 dated 1964.
    66
    64

    Chris

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    here are some nice color photos showing the East German M56 in use, I like the photo with the DDR soldier and the Soviet soldier, the German appears to be wearing a M56 or M56/66, the Russian has the Ssh40/41 with Y strap

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