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I.d. Luftwaffe helmet please!

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    Hello,

    A link to a website showing a large uniform collection was posted by Stonemint yesterday. Whilst interesting, there are clearly errors (and I suspect fakes) in the displays shown, but I am really intrigued by the helmet this Luftwaffe man is wearing. Can anyone tell me more about it - Ive never seen one before. If anyone has any better pictures of this type I would love to see them.

    ASPHM - Pilote bombardier Luftwaffe bataille d'Angleterre

    Many thanks,

    Doug

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    I looks like the helmet of Darth Vaders evil cousin Sorry. I could not resist mate I hope someone knows about this lid as i have never seen one either.

    Regards, Lars

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    I've seen some before like this, not many but they are out there. It was to be worn over a flight helmet as you see there. The crewman would hammer to sides out of a normal M35 (I have only seen M35's modified like this, but possibly other models were used too) to allow for the earpieces, or simply get a larger than needed shell and wear that. The liners were often removed and replaced with a simple padded rig glued in the shell, and chinstraps were added by rivets in the side of the skirt, rather like an M16 helmet. There is a wonderful example on GHW I will try and find to add here.

    Whether the one in the picture there is original I do not know, as it would obviously be reasonably easy to fake and difficult to detect, given the small scale depot level nature of the modifications.

    Edit, I had saved the pics of the GHW lid, here they are. This rig belongs to Anders. Stunning IMO.

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    Looks like something from Iron Sky!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    Ok, thanks very much for that explanation.

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    Hello, this is the Fliegerstahlhelm. there is two models I and II.
    One other to sell in Fance for 2500 .


    It seems to be hard to find.

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    See my edited post for the pics I mentioned.

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    Thanks for posting that Lebus, you really do learn something new every day as i didn't know they existed!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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

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