If i was going to raise anything it would be the liners, i will have a think for a while.
I'm not entirely sure about that liner in the HKP, but they both look good to me in general. The HKP Luftwaffe paint has that classic deep patina that those get. The ET would fit my huge head and I'd love to have it!
Looking for WWII U.S. dog tags
Dust goggles and the goggle box look French.
I think both of them looks just fine. Nice lufthelmets
Both liners are original, both bands are dated and maker marked, difficult to photograph, and have the cutter reference number on their reverse of the leather. Both have age, they are not mint, and reflect the condition of the helmets. These helmets were probably factory pick ups or rarely worn, hence the condition.
The goggles I think are period German Mountain trooper, not French. Added to the helmet by the collector who sold the helmet to me. I like to keep helmets how they are when I receive them, so the goggles were kept on the helmet. Unfortunately, I think the goggle's strap messed up a near perfect decal oh well, it is still a nice helmet lol
I'm a fan of goggles on helmets.
I have 2 pairs of those goggles. Story is they are captured French stock used by the germans
As a Ex servicemen with PTSD, I see this quote in a different context
"Enjoy the war, as the peace will be unbearable"