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Decal Manufacturers

The tables below provide standard dimensions as well as known printers for various types of helmet insignia of the Waffen-SS, Polizei and Wehrmacht (Armed Services).  This information comes directly from independent research and original, unapplied decals bearing maker imprints denoting firm name.  Additional information regarding decal manufacturers is not currently available, although time may uncover details not currently known regarding the firms that produced these insignia.

Decal Manufacturers*

(Source – Author’s research)

Firm

 Location

 

 

Abziehbilderfabrik Gust. Peiniger

Bielefeld. No. 7209

C.A. Pocher   

Nϋrnberg

Ed Strache 

Warnsdorf / Vienna

Huber Jordon 

Nϋrnberg

Methner & Bϋrger  

Berlin

Wilhelm Abels

Köln
 

*Additional manufacturers also existed but information unavailable

 

Decal Dimensions

Insignia Type 

Standard Size / Height x Width

   

Army Eagle**  

40/41mm x 33mm

Navy Eagle** 

40/41mm x 33mm

Luftwaffe Eagle (1st pattern)

36mm x 60mm

Luftwaffe Eagle (2nd pattern) 

36mm x 67mm

Tricolored Shield    

40mm x 33mm
   

**Some maker variations differed by 1mm in height

 
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