WWII German Model 42 Helmet -
This is a German military helmet. As issued during World War Two.
This is a model 1942. The shell retains most of the paint. A single army eagle decal has been
applied to one side. Most of the sticker is intact. The shell is stamped on one end with
information regarding the manufacturer and size.
The original rivets are in place.
The liner is intact. Made of brown leather. The design consists of multiple flaps secured to am
aluminum ring on one end. The other ends meet at the crown point and are attached together by
a string. All items are original.
The modern German helmet saw its birth during World War One. Its design was so advanced
for the time that the German government saw it fit for the same basic design to be re-employed
during World War Two.
The German helmet of World Wat Two has become one of the most recognizable silhouttes of war.
The helmetss of the Third Reich came in a variety of designs. There were approximatelly
9 different types developed. Even the non-military helmets often displayed the
swastika as a means to show support of the Nazi party. The helmet was constructed of a
combination of metal and leather.