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What is this M40 helmets manufacturer (shape)?

Article about: Can you recognize what manufacturers stahlhelm the Finnish captain of the left is wearing? I think the angle of the skirt on it's back looks unusual....might be just my eyes

  1. #11


    Quote by DougB View Post
    He is from GHW2 not German ;-)

    Darryl Pajot actually posted this long before Nick did years ago on GHW.

    The helmet is an M40 and Gunny nailed it, just an optical illusion.
    My apologises to the author , I only had this "version" that has obviously been nicked then!! Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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  3. #12


    Thanks guys! Makes sense.

  4. #13


    Is it just me or is the split rivet/pin behind the vent and not in front?

  5. #14


    The helmet looks more like the Hungarian version.

  6. #15


    Oh the one on the left is just a M40

  7. #16


    How accurate is this chart? If the maker's mark had corroded away, would I be able to tell by shape?

  8. #17


    Quote by theredsunrising View Post
    How accurate is this chart? If the maker's mark had corroded away, would I be able to tell by shape?

    Well kind of yes. When you look at lots of helmets you dont need the chart, each maker has its own characteristic thing. This chart works only on M35/40.

  9. #18


    anyway to tell with M42s?

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