Hi Chris, I am not familiar with the term panzer color, but I think the brown paint is period applied. One of my collector buddies has a brown M42 of a similar shade that he calls a "no decal SA helmet", for whatever that is worth. In any event, I like the paint. Jim G.
Thank you Jim,I am not sure about the term panzer color,I was told that in 1944 they came out with a brown paint color for the panzer and the soldiers started to put them on their helmets mostly found in Normandy.
Hi Chris, That may be the explanation for the color of my friend's brown M42. Thanks. Have a good weekend. Jim G.
Anyone else has any thought on this helmet.
Hi Chris, looks fine to me.
The 3 colour camo paint system for vehicles etc came into being in 1943. Paints were in a paste form, similar to shoe polish. Designed to be thinned with petrol (gasoline). Shades can vary due to how the paint was thinned and method of application.