Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Need Help! German Helmet info?

Article about: Hey everyone, I wonder if anyone here can give me any information on this helmet. I've had it for 25 yrs & I don't know anything about it, so Im hoping someone here can shed some light.

  1. #1

    Default Need Help! German Helmet info?

    Hey everyone,
    I wonder if anyone here can give me any information on this helmet. I've had it for 25 yrs & I don't know anything about it, so Im hoping someone here can shed some light.

    On the inside it's very difficult to see but there is a marking that appears to read ET6, but I'm not sure.

    Any help is appreciated.
    Thanks!

    [IMG][/IMG]






  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Age
    2010
    P
    Many
     

  3. #2

    Default Re: Need Help! German Helmet info?

    Imperial German M16 (?).....I believe these were called Frankenstein helmets because of the two distinctive bolts on the side.

  4. #3

    Default Re: Need Help! German Helmet info?

    M17 due to the metal liner band.

    "ET" is the maker. There will be another number after the 6, which is the helmet shell size.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Had good advice? Saved money? Why not become a Gold Club Member, just hit the green "Join WRF Club" tab at the top of the page and help support the forum!

  5. #4

    Default Re: Need Help! German Helmet info?

    This is indeed a German WW1 M16 helmet, sometimes known as a M17 because of the metal liner ring. The first series of M16's was equiped with a leather liner ring. This one was a step forward in development. The helmet shows signs of the WW1 camo pattern. Quite nice.

    The letters should be followed by two figures, i.e. 62, 64, 66 or 68. This signifies the size of the shell. The letters stand for the manufacturer, I believe Emailier Werke Thale.

    The chinstrap posts sport the M91 hooks, that were attached to the strap, now apparently long gone, as is the liner.

    Nice one!

    Cheers,
    Emile

  6. #5

    Default Re: Need Help! German Helmet info?

    Also looks like it has the faint remnants of a camouflage paint job. Very cool!

  7. #6

    Default Re: Need Help! German Helmet info?

    Nice

  8. #7

    Default Re: Need Help! German Helmet info?

    I believe it is one of the smaller sizes due to the extra 'ridge'
    on each of the side lugs. It will be a 62 or 64.

    Very nice helmet.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

  9. #8

    Default Re: Need Help! German Helmet info?

    Hey guys. Thanks to everyone for all the info. You rock!
    All the best,
    Luke

Similar Threads

  1. Helmet Info Please

    In World Steel Helmets
    10-12-2011, 08:51 PM
  2. US Helmet info

    In US M1 steel helmet forum
    07-23-2011, 02:07 PM
  3. info on this helmet

    In World Steel Helmets
    11-17-2010, 07:13 PM
  4. Info on this US style helmet

    In World Steel Helmets
    08-06-2009, 08:27 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •