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Unusual M40 Snow Camo Helmet / Opinions Needed

Article about: Hello!!! I thought I would show this helmet, and hopefully get some opinions and thoughts about it. I bought it for \\$75. I thought it was interesting. The story given with it, was that it wa

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    Hello!!! I thought I would show this helmet, and hopefully get some opinions and thoughts about it. I bought it for $75. I thought it was interesting. The story given with it, was that it was recovered in the Seelowe Heights area of berlin in the 1980's. I looked up the battle of Seelowe, and it was one of the last battles of WW2 against 1 million of Zhukov's forces.

    Could this be a Volkssturm helmet? What is the black insignia?? painted on the front. It looks like it could be period done maybe. The helmet has a few layers of paint. Could the odd green be for springtime, at the time (April) of the battle of Seelowe Heights?? Just a thought.

    What do all you think!! All opinions appreciated.

    Regards, Steve
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    Hi Steve, interesting helmet!

    Never seen anything like it before? I agree with you that the paint appears to be period going from the edge wear to the rim etc.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Steve, interesting helmet!

    Never seen anything like it before? I agree with you that the paint appears to be period going from the edge wear to the rim etc.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Hi Ade, yes it is an unusual one. I hope someone out there knows something about it. If it could talk, that would be good.

    Regards, Steve

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    I stay tuned!
    I have got a similar green one ( not quite the same color ) but it doen't seem a WH color to me eigther!
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    that black insignia looks like it was a painted on black circle which when left on its side has run in three places,its only a guess but thats what it looks like to me, rgds Dave

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    At my IMHO, the Steve's helmet is painted over the rust, and that is probably child's paintwork ( I've done the same) then helmet was again under the moisture and become more rusty.
    The second helmet from stuka F looks like a nice period helmet. I saw some of the SS Nederland and Estonian helmets in that kind of paint
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    Looks like a very new paintjob. Thin layers of white then green over a rusty original.

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    Quote by stuka f View Post
    I stay tuned!
    I have got a similar green one ( not quite the same color ) but it doen't seem a WH color to me eigther!
    Hi!! Thanks for the pics, looks very interesting also. Very similar. This may seem like a stupid question, but what does "WH" stand for?? Wermacht /Heer? I am not an advanced helmet collector, sorry.

    Regards, Steve

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    Hi Steve, yes "WH" = Wehrmacht.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Its just hit me what that circle is, when its been on its side somebody has fired an aerosol paint tin at it which has then run,,

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