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Luftwaffe Fire Department Helmet Decal Opinion Please
Old 05-23-2019, 09:56 AM   #1
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Hello,

This is the best photo I have received of the eagle decal on a Luftwaffe Fire Department Helmet that is for sale. I don't believe the decal is original. I would appreciate opinions.

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Old 05-23-2019, 11:30 AM   #2
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hi sir
in my opinion its as real as god makes rain great hard to find helmet best of luck god bless andy militarynut
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Old 05-23-2019, 11:46 AM   #3
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Hello,

Thank you for the response. The portion that just doesn't look right to me is the head and especially the eye. Maybe overthinking this decal?

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Old 05-23-2019, 11:56 AM   #4
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Decal is referred to as the Austrian variant.. or hairy bird,

as far as I know this is the only placement of such decal..

these are hard to find in really nice condition !!!!
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Old 05-23-2019, 01:04 PM   #5
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it is a design not found on combat helmets , the pics are bad. But it has a good chance.
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Old 05-24-2019, 02:30 AM   #6
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it is a design not found on combat helmets , the pics are bad. But it has a good chance.
Agree with DH...
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Old 05-25-2019, 04:25 AM   #7
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it is a design not found on combat helmets , the pics are bad. But it has a good chance.
Interesting information!

But the helmet itself is repainted.

What kind of decal is on the other side?
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Old 05-25-2019, 10:12 AM   #8
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Another similar helmet..


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Old 05-28-2019, 11:27 AM   #9
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Thanks for showing!

Did anyone have an idea, from what time and with what order the white stripe had to be on those helmets?
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Hello,

Thank you to everyone that commented. I'll did purchase the helmet and I'll post pictures when I have it in hand. Again, I appreciate the help.

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Old 06-13-2019, 04:28 PM   #11
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Hello,

I finally received the Luftwaffe Fire Department helmet and thought I'd share some photos!

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Old 06-13-2019, 04:30 PM   #12
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I finally received the Luftwaffe Fire Department helmet and thought I'd share some photos!

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Very nice helmet
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:30 PM   #13
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A few more photos.
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:32 PM   #14
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Hello,

One more photo. Found what appears to be an LBA stamp on one of the fingers.

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Old 06-14-2019, 07:12 AM   #15
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Good one ! the hairy bird you want to see on this typology/configuration.

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