11-09-2013 11:40 PM
This is a very nice Spanish helmet appears to have an original ww2 german liner still in it, heavy repaint the strap looks like it is from another country very nice helmet one of the nicer Spanish helmets I have seen
No doubt about it. Shame about the repaint.
"Fascist crest of Spain" is called the cross of Santiago.
Is a german 1935 helmet fashioned to comply with the 1943 regulations (which ushered in a helmet of germanic influence but not as well made).
Spain received some German 1935 helmets during the Spnish civil war and I have been told that after the war France sold to Spain a certain surplus of <<captured>> german helmets.
All these were impressed into Spanish service along with the local produced one: painted olive drab and with the metal ring at the front to affix the eagle crest mentioned in previous posts for parades.
Yours is one of those!