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    Hi guys.
    I just found this helmet on an auction site and i cant decide what type is this,can you help me?
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    It looks to be a wartime produced beaded one piece luftschutz helmet with original paint, liner and chinstrap. It does not seem that it ever had a decal on the front. I suspect that the band is postwar, and that it was white and of reflective material, perhaps tape, for use by a fireman. It looks as if someone has tried to remove the band, with limited success. Anyone else have any thoughts? Jim G.

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    helmet2ID is right I guess. These helmets were sometimes reissued after the war. Of course the wings and swastika were swiftly done away with.

    You might have a look at this invaluable site: German-Helmets.com

    Cheers,
    Emile

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    The possibility of the stripe being 'hi-viz' reflective tape is a good suggestion, certainly having had to replace it on modern vehicles before, the modern stuff makes a mess very like that on the surface it was attached to, and it would make sense for a fire service or search and rescue helmet to carry a hi-viz stripe.

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    Thank you for your feedbacks.

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