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German military? helmet with aluminium "mohawk"

Article about: Hello everyone! I got this helmet about 20 years ago from an old man my daddy knew. He told me it was a military helmet, unfortunally i painted it black (i was only 10 at the time!), there w

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    Default German military? helmet with aluminium "mohawk"

    Hello everyone!
    I got this helmet about 20 years ago from an old man my daddy knew.
    He told me it was a military helmet, unfortunally i painted it black (i was only 10 at the time!), there was absolutelly no color left on it
    as it had been hanging in his garage for many years.
    Is there anyone who could tell me what this is?
    I can see there has been some sort of markings on the inside, but they are no longer able to be read.
    I would be very thankfull for any info as i havent found anything that looks like this one when i have tried google.
    Thank you!
    /Joakim






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    Default Re: German military? helmet with aluminium "mohawk"

    Firemen's helmet?

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    That is a WW2 period German firemans helmet, 1934 pattern. It would originally have been black with a swastika shield on the side, and would have had a leather lining.

    If you do a google image search for 'german m34 firemans helmet' you will get some matches.

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    Wow that was two fast replies!
    Thank you very much for the info, im very happy as i collect ww2 items (but mostly allied airforce so i dont know very much about german things)
    Then i will try to restore it. Does you guys know where i can get the right type of repro decals?
    And again thank you very much for the replies

    All the best
    /Joakim

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    I'm outside of my area of knowledge here, but I would have thought these were the same decals as used on field police helmets (the fire service being a branch of the police force) This website; Re-Enactors Field Police has some field police decals for example, but I couldn't tell you if they are an exact match or only very similar. Perhaps someone with a specialist knowledge of helmets will advise.

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    Those decals are a representation but have differences that are not meant to fool collectors. Here is a site that seems to have a lot of repro decals which are a closer match. I have never dealt with this site though.

    German Helmet Decals

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    Default Re: German military? helmet with aluminium "mohawk"

    Thanks for the tip! I will try to order from that site i think.
    Does anyone know if the color should be glossy or satin black on this helmet, now that i know what type of helmet this is i found many hits on google,
    but they seem to appear in both glossy and satin on the pictures i found.

    /Joakim

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    I'd almost say they are a semi gloss, but that's just from what I have seen. Here is a link to two on a dealer site. Note which decal goes on which side. Items 403 and 404


    helmetssale2

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