Late War M42, EF66, #5187?
I picked this up this week and thought I'd share. It's a plain, late war M42 without decals. I love these because they are so under-appreciated yet subtly reflect the state of things in Germany ca. 1944-45.
It's an EF66 and I think the lot number is 5187. Emaillierwerk Fulda utilized slave labor and was among the last of the manufacturers to be awarded a contract for production, so they weren't exactly known for their quality helmets.
It occurred to me shortly after buying this that I already have one of these M42's by EF, so I might actually put it up for trade soon. I'm a one of everything kind of guy.
07-27-2015 05:10 AM
A nice clean example and getting harder to find.
Does the liner have the beginnings of dry rot?
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Good stuff Mo, did someone paint a swastika on the side that has fortunately been removed? Looks much better without it! Leon.
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Not sure, but it kind of looks like it!
M, I', not sure if that's dry rot or not because it's kind of flaky but in fairly sturdy shape. I guess time will tell.