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    Waffen-SS (Armed-SS):  M1942 Helmets

M1942 Helmets

Early production M1942 Waffen-SS helmets were characterized by factory produced paint finishes that had slight to moderate texture on the exterior.  Colors were of the standard German Army (Heer) type ranging from medium to dark field gray in nature.  Some M1942 helmets were also produced in a "slate gray" color common to German Police units.  This color, is slightly more gray than green in overall hue.  Decals could be of the first or second pattern runic shield and were placed on the right side of the helmet.  After 1 November 1943 the decal insignia was no longer placed on factory produced helmets.

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This Information Track provides historical facts pertaining to Waffen-SS M1942 helmets 1942-1945.  Individual links related to this subject are outlined below.

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Transitional Model Helmets M1935
RZM Helmet M1935 Reissued
Fiber Parade and Ceremonial M1940
Field Repainted M1940 Double Decal
SS Main M1942

The Right Side of the M1942 Waffen-SS Helmet with Slate-Gray Paint Finish and Single First Pattern Runic Decal.  - The Online Reference Guide to World War II German Helmets 1933-1945

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