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

    Quick ID Chart:  Luftschutz Helmets

This Quick ID Chart provides a visual guide to identifying German civic model helmets used by the Air Raid Warning Service (Luftschutzwarndienst - LSW), the National Air Protection League (Reichsluftschutzbund - RLB), and the Security and Assistance Service (Sicherheits und Hilfdienst) between 1934 and 1945.  In some cases the firemen's style helmets used by these organizations were worn with an aluminum protective comb.  Other than the heavy World War I style helmets shown below, most of the helmets were manufactured in lightweight metal and were generally painted a dark blue-black color.  This guide is intended to give only a general overview of the many helmet styles worn by various military and political 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 located in each of the Information Tracks contained in this website.

Air Defense







One Piece Gladiator
Three Piece Gladiator
Two Piece Gladiator
Civic Curved Dip
 Square Dip Variant
Duck Billed (double vented)
Civic Square Dip  
 Civic M1918 Style
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