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

    Quick ID Chart:  Fallschirmjäger Helmets

This Quick ID Chart provides a visual guide to identifying German paratrooper (Fallschirmjäger) helmets worn between 1937 and 1945.  In some cases certain styles were used in earlier years and then later discontinued from standard wear. This guide is intended to give only a general overview of the many helmet styles worn by various military groups of the Third Reich.  Information on which helmets were worn by a specific organization or military formation, to include specific coloring and insignia, is contained in each of the Information Tracks located in this website.

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M1936 Parachute Helmet

M1937 Parachute Helmet

M1938 Spanner Bolts
M1938 Vented Bolts 
M1938 Slotted Bolts  - The Online Reference Guide to World War II German Helmets 1933-1945

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