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Article about: I'm looking to ID a "shield" on an afrika korp helmet. The helmet is a M1940 NS66 with a "Schuberth werk" 1940 liner . It has hand painted shields. A national with XXI is

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    EBERHART
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    Default Afrika Korp helmet ID needed

    I'm looking to ID a "shield" on an afrika korp helmet. The helmet is a M1940 NS66 with a "Schuberth werk" 1940 liner . It has hand painted shields. A national with XXI is probably the 21st panzer div. Can anyone help with the other . Desert scene with a palm and Buidling maybe. I'm still searching
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    Hi Eberhart,

    The insignia appears to be the same 'Mosque & minaret' one that is shown here, HE 111 & ME109 wreck pic.

    Other than that, i'm affraid i can't help with the XXI bit. Nice looking lid though!

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    That's not a real DAK helmet. Any pics of the inside ?

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    EBERHART
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    Thanks , It is very close . A new direction for my search.
    Roc

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    EBERHART
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    Here's some new photos. It has the early "apple green" color both inside and underneath the "DAK" external color. It appears to have been given a laquer or shellac coat at one time . note the darker yellowing. The left rear black marks are schrapnel damage. Same to liner. It was spray painted black as a biker helmet at some point. Just recently "clean" it .
    Please . I'm looking for info. explain your comments
    Thanks Roc
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    Quote by EBERHART View Post
    Thanks , It is very close . A new direction for my search.
    Roc

    I'm sorry but I meant to say post war painted.

    Thanks for the additional pics but apple green is only found on M35's. That looks more like Norwegian post war green with a Norwegian red dyed leather liner.

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    EBERHART
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    Appreciate the look and thoughts but the markings still place it as a war time piece. It would be good to hear other opinions. Thanks Roc

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    Quote by EBERHART View Post
    Appreciate the look and thoughts but the markings still place it as a war time piece. It would be good to hear other opinions. Thanks Roc
    You mean the NS stamp ? Yes the shell itself is wartime made.

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    Hi Roc, first off, welcome to the forum.

    Sorry, but I must agree with the observations already made. This helmet is ex Norwegian.

    Cheers, Ade.

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