Finnish or German helmet?
I wonder if anyone can inform me of German helmets in the Finnish army during World War II. Bought those from Germany or manufactured in Finland under license? Or is there a difference between Finnish and German helmets?
Wondering a new member who has seen an M40 for sale on Dragoon Militaria.
08-17-2013 06:29 PM
German manufactured helmets will have factory markings of ET, EF, Q, SE or NS. Some later war lids have different markings; ET changed to ckl and SE to hkp. Finnish made lids will not have these markings.
Kradspam has "nailed" this one down. The German manufactured helmets will show these codes.! Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
Leon and Kradpam nailed it Finns will not have the german makers there are german helmet reworked by finland have extra rivit on outside different than German these are post war rework and are rediability on surplus market for cheap prices. timothy
This is my Finnish helmet. There are no makers marks.
Thank you all for the information.