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Austrian Civic Police Helmets

A number of variant civic model police helmets exist which possess non-standard decal configurations not common to those found on German Police helmets.  These helmets are often attributed to being Austrian in origin due to their decals. 

One of the most common of these helmets is one which exhibits a large winged police eagle superimposed on a wreath.  This decal appears on the front or left side of the helmet.  In combination with this decal the helmet often possesses a second variant pattern National Socialist Party decal.  This decal is void of the typical German style black border around the edges. 

Further information is not known regarding these helmets.  However, it is believed that they represent simply another variant style of civic model helmet configuration unique to those found in Austria after 1938.  These helmets are always found painted the standard semi-gloss smooth black finish common to all Third Reich civic model police helmets.

Austrian Civic Model Variant (Left Side)

Austrian Civic Model Variant (Right Side)


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