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

    Quick ID Chart:  Lightweight Helmets

This Quick ID Chart provides a visual guide to identifying German parade and lightweight style helmets worn for ceremonial purposes between 1934 and 1945.  In some cases certain styles were used in earlier years and then later discontinued from standard wear.  Many helmets pictured below were authorized only for use by Officers and Noncommissioned Officers (NCO's).  These were usually available as private purchase items from selected helmet makers and retail shops.  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 contained in each of the Information Tracks located in this website.

Air Defense







Droop Billed Parade Aluminum M1935
M1934 Medium Duty Helmet M1934 Parade Helmet
Fiber Parade  M1918 Wide Flange
Civic Model Curved Dip  Droop Billed Variant
Civic Model Single Vent Variant Aluminum M1918 Ear Cut-Out  - The Online Reference Guide to World War II German Helmets 1933-1945

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