- The Online Reference Guide to World War II German Helmets 1933-1945

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Period Photographs

The photographs shown below depict various aspects of World War II German Army (Heer) helmets in use.  The photos are original, wartime era black and white images that serve as excellent reference to the many topics shared on  Photos such as these often dispel some of the many collector myths associated with those who have interest in World War II German headgear.  These photos are copyright protected and cannot be used in written, print, or electronic format without the expressed written approval of the webmaster.


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Austrian Transitional Helmets

Heer Main

Fiber Parade and Ceremonial


Key Dates and Regulations


M1935  M1940  M1942


M1918 Ear Cut-Out Helmets


Reissued World War I Helmets


Transitional Model Helmets


Austrian Reissued Helmets


M1918 double decal transitional. M1935 worn with the dress uniform.

M1935 double decal with a smooth finish. M1940 with a scratched decal.
M1935 helmet with rough textured paint and decal. M1940 helmet with shiny, lacquered decal.  - The Online Reference Guide to World War II German Helmets 1933-1945

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