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My pre-WW2 Polish wz.31

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    Looks good Bernhard.
    Your Polish Luftschuz helmet makes me wonder which type of helmets the Germans didn't issue for Luftschutz means.


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    Thank you !
    The ones that I have never seen are the US M1 and the
    british Mk`s.

    Regards

    Bernhard

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    That would be something

    Just come to think of it. Out of the logical possibilities I've never seen any Italian M33's, Greek M34's, Danish m23's issued for the Luftschutz. That's something for my wish list

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    Did all wz.31/50 helmets use a pre-war shell?If not did the ones made after ww2 have the same design?Thanks

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    First off, to Bernhard . . .

    I havenít been back here since my last posts and missed your post showing the three wz.31ís in your collection. Wonderful helmets, and in particular the decaled Luftschutz one. Itís the first one like it Iíve ever seen. Fantastic helmet!

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    Did all wz.31/50 helmets use a pre-war shell?If not did the ones made after ww2 have the same design?Thanks
    Yes, all wz.31/50 helmets use pre-war Ludwikow made shells fitted with the updated liner requiring the use of two additional rivets. Somehow a stockpile of raw unfinished and rejected shells survived the war. Itís a story that I have not been able to find much information about.

    Regards,
    Tony

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    Thanks!like you i too always wondered how those shells survived the war.

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    Yeah, in all honesty it’s one of the mysteries of WW2 that I would love to get more information about. I find it surprising that the Germans did not melt them down to recycle into other much needed war materials, especially towards the latter part of the war.

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    Did the Germans even know about them?
    This is kinda of topic right now:Are you PolAntek from axis history forum??

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    I’d be hard pressed to think the Germans would not have discovered them over the five years of occupation, terror, pillaging and destruction they inflicted on the Polish nation. I’d like to find out to what degree the Ludwikow factory was utilized by the Germans for their armament production. Some clues to the mystery would be contained in this information.

    Oh, and you’ve blown my cover on the TRF!! )

    Cheers,
    Tony

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    I wish there was more about this topic its very intresting

    Being off topic again mind showing us some of your collection

    http://warrelics.eu/forum/collection...html#post41348

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