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WWII German Luftschutz Fire Helmet -
This is a German WWII Luftschutz helmet. Complete with the leather neck protector. The side of the helmet has air vents to allow better cooling of the head. The original paint of the helmet was black. The white paint indicated the helmet was used in the service of air raids.

The police employed the same type of helmet.









The Luftschutz helmet has a leather liner with several sections tied together with a string. The top of the helmet has a pad which allowed the head to rest more comfortably. The leather neck protecor keeps ambers from burning the back of the neck.

The edges of the helmet are rolled. This is a similar process as that used in the manufacturing of the M-35 type helmet. The chin strap is draped across the visor section.





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.

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WWII German helmets are currently being reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this headgear. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.



If you have an interest is seeing other American military headgear, you can do so by going to our WWII German helmets identification guide. Where we cover Army, Navy, Luftwaffe and other organizations.



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