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

    Quick ID Chart:  Transitional Helmets

This Quick ID Chart provides a visual guide to identifying German helmet shell types worn between 1923 and approximately 1937.  In some cases certain styles were worn until approximately 1940 (and later) depending on their use.  This guide is intended to give only a general overview of the many helmet styles worn by various military, government, and political groups starting with the Reichswehr through the early years 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







Austrian M1916

German M1918

German M1916 / M1917

Hungarian World War I 

 German M1918 Ear Cut-Out

Austrian Style Parade

SS RZM Helmet

Austrian Screened Vent

M1933 (First Model)

M1933 (Second Model)  - The Online Reference Guide to World War II German Helmets 1933-1945

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