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

    Schutzstaffeln: Sicherheitspolizei (Security Police) Helmets

Members of the Security Police (Sicherheitspolizei) utilized a number of steel helmets.  The most prominent of those which were used was the M1934 medium duty helmet as show below.  This helmet was of a heavier gauge metal than typically found in standard civic police helmets.  Some modern day collectors categorize this helmet as being a type of combat helmet rather than a civic model version.  Four rivets were used to hold the liner in place although three rivet versions also existed.  Liners were typically of the civic model or three pad variety.  Chinstraps were usually the carbine clip types generally used in the mid to late 1930's.  Helmets were painted a light to medium smooth finish field-gray color inside and out.  Decals were generally used and applied in standard SS format with the first pattern runic shield (The Pocher maker variety) on the right side of the helmet, and the National Socialist Party decal on the left.  In some cases, members of the SD would apply these decals in reverse order.  The exact reason for this application method is not fully known.

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