Both the drooptail adler and the so-called second pattern were placed on M35's.
I would suggest to read the fabulous book by Ken N on this subject.
12-01-2015 06:16 AM
Hi, Thank you Schwerpunkt, I will look into getting that book you suggest. Like I said, not my area, and wasnt sure, but always ready and willing to learn. Once again, thanks for sharing your knowledge.
Hi, looks like a decent M35 Luftwaffe helmet. As the seller is showing no images of a tri-colour I would say that it has been removed, The liner is correct for an M35, with the re-enforced liner band and square chinstrap bales. The decal is clearly touched up as the gents have mentioned and the chinstrap does look like a replacement. Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
For $300 I would take a punt on this one, touched up decal or not.
I took a chance and sent the seller the $300.
I will take better photos when I get the helmet in hand and maybe you can tell me whether I got my money's worth.
Thank you for all of your help.