Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22

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

  1. #1
    ?

    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.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	lft side.jpg 
Views:	347 
Size:	161.7 KB 
ID:	422756
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	eagle.jpg 
Views:	167 
Size:	196.3 KB 
ID:	422753
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	shadow.jpg 
Views:	96 
Size:	119.5 KB 
ID:	422763
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	lft qtr fr.jpg 
Views:	221 
Size:	160.8 KB 
ID:	422755
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	rt qtr fr.jpg 
Views:	123 
Size:	147.7 KB 
ID:	422760
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	rt side.jpg 
Views:	126 
Size:	151.0 KB 
ID:	422762
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	rt qtr.jpg 
Views:	83 
Size:	168.6 KB 
ID:	422761
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	left qtr.jpg 
Views:	98 
Size:	168.3 KB 
ID:	422754
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	paint.jpg 
Views:	104 
Size:	190.1 KB 
ID:	422759
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	paint 2.jpg 
Views:	99 
Size:	163.5 KB 
ID:	422758
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	liner.jpg 
Views:	144 
Size:	188.7 KB 
ID:	422757
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	size mk.jpg 
Views:	139 
Size:	137.3 KB 
ID:	422764

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    P
    Many
     

  3. #2
    ?

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

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Heer coastal M40 12.jpg 
Views:	94 
Size:	71.0 KB 
ID:	422767
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Heer coastal M40 11.jpg 
Views:	131 
Size:	69.3 KB 
ID:	422765
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Heer coastal M40 13.jpg 
Views:	92 
Size:	85.3 KB 
ID:	422769
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Heer coastal M40 lot nr.jpg 
Views:	100 
Size:	75.1 KB 
ID:	422771
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Heer coastal M40 name.jpg 
Views:	111 
Size:	85.4 KB 
ID:	422772
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0412.jpg 
Views:	129 
Size:	229.4 KB 
ID:	422775

    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

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Rossland HKB map 2.jpg 
Views:	116 
Size:	146.9 KB 
ID:	422773

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Rossland HKB map1.jpg 
Views:	90 
Size:	165.2 KB 
ID:	422774

  4. #3

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

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

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

  5. #4

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

    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.

  6. #5

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

    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.

  7. #6
    ?

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

    Very nice and interesting paint scheme.
    A great find Scott

    Brad.

  8. #7

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

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

  9. #8

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

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

  10. #9

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

    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.

  11. #10

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

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



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •