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ET66 M40 Heer Coastal Artillery Helmet fromHKB 33/ 977 Rossland, Norway

Article about: I guess I should clarify that HKB is the abbreviation for Heeresküstenartillerie. This was therefore an Army battery, not a Navy one. There were many army and navy batteries interspersed alo

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    Default ET66 M40 Heer Coastal Artillery Helmet fromHKB 33/ 977 Rossland, Norway

    This helmet comes from the same source as my double decal KM chickenwire helmet. This person digs helmets out of the woodwork, and has been very successful, particularly around the Bergen area. The story behind this one is that he bought it from an old man who lived in a house adjacent to a Heer coastal battery on an island northwest of Bergen (HKB 33/ 977 Rossland on Holsnĝy, Artilliegruppe Hjeltefjord).

    I think this one may have had whitewash applied over the grey 'bunker' camo. You can see two soldier names inscribed in the leather, which is well preserved. The strap is broken, but that and the rust do not detract too much in my opinion, given the provenance.

    ET66 M40 Heer Coastal Artillery Helmet fromHKB 33/ 977 Rossland, Norway
    ET66 M40 Heer Coastal Artillery Helmet fromHKB 33/ 977 Rossland, Norway
    ET66 M40 Heer Coastal Artillery Helmet fromHKB 33/ 977 Rossland, Norway
    ET66 M40 Heer Coastal Artillery Helmet fromHKB 33/ 977 Rossland, Norway
    ET66 M40 Heer Coastal Artillery Helmet fromHKB 33/ 977 Rossland, Norway
    ET66 M40 Heer Coastal Artillery Helmet fromHKB 33/ 977 Rossland, Norway
    ET66 M40 Heer Coastal Artillery Helmet fromHKB 33/ 977 Rossland, Norway
    ET66 M40 Heer Coastal Artillery Helmet fromHKB 33/ 977 Rossland, Norway
    ET66 M40 Heer Coastal Artillery Helmet fromHKB 33/ 977 Rossland, Norway
    ET66 M40 Heer Coastal Artillery Helmet fromHKB 33/ 977 Rossland, Norway
    ET66 M40 Heer Coastal Artillery Helmet fromHKB 33/ 977 Rossland, Norway
    ET66 M40 Heer Coastal Artillery Helmet fromHKB 33/ 977 Rossland, Norway

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    ET66 M40 Heer Coastal Artillery Helmet fromHKB 33/ 977 Rossland, Norway
    ET66 M40 Heer Coastal Artillery Helmet fromHKB 33/ 977 Rossland, Norway
    ET66 M40 Heer Coastal Artillery Helmet fromHKB 33/ 977 Rossland, Norway
    ET66 M40 Heer Coastal Artillery Helmet fromHKB 33/ 977 Rossland, Norway
    ET66 M40 Heer Coastal Artillery Helmet fromHKB 33/ 977 Rossland, Norway
    ET66 M40 Heer Coastal Artillery Helmet fromHKB 33/ 977 Rossland, Norway

    Here are Google Earth pictures of the battery site.

    For those that have Google Earth, you can zoom in on this installation through this web site:

    http://www.atlantikw...Norwegen/N.html

    ET66 M40 Heer Coastal Artillery Helmet fromHKB 33/ 977 Rossland, Norway

    ET66 M40 Heer Coastal Artillery Helmet fromHKB 33/ 977 Rossland, Norway

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    The Liner is a beauty, for sure! Nice!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    It is truly amazing that after all these years a great helmet with such a precise historical context can be uncovered.Excellent stuff once again.

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    yea great helmet and some good info but now for me it just adds to wish list ha ha. were some of the battery guns painted in the same white wash too.

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    Default Re: ET66 M40 Heer Coastal Artillery Helmet fromHKB 33/ 977 Rossland, Norway

    Very nice and interesting paint scheme.
    A great find Scott

    Brad.

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    You all have some wonderful wood ove there. The helmets coming out of the woodwork are fabulous.

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    Never seen one with a gray-ish color paint... interesting

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    Great salty lid Scott.

    This grey is usually only on KM used helmets Kyle. This one is a Heer decal but used at a coastal artillery installation, operated by the Kriegsmarine.

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    I wish i had it
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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