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Old 01-23-2009, 03:41 PM   #46
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Interior view of the M1A1 modifiziert helmet.
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:44 PM   #47
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This helmet was reworked by VDN , Vereinigte Deutsche Nickelwerke in 1985
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:50 PM   #48
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This helmet is of the biggest shell size 57-61 !!
Made only in quite low numbers I guess.
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:56 PM   #49
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The new designed Interior and chinstrap assembly were a little bit more
complicated to adjust properly , so an instruction leaflet was issued with
the modified helmet.
Too much information for just one sticker....

Here some details.
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:57 PM   #50
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Rearside :
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:58 PM   #51
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Some even closer details :
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:01 PM   #52
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Here we have a camo cover in "Flecktarn" issued for these helmets.
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:14 PM   #53
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Stamping on this cover indicates the use on the "S" Stahlhelm and the shell
size .
"Flecktarn" as is this camo called is also used on covers designed and made for the Gefechtshelm.These are stamped with a "G".
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:16 PM   #54
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Here we see the cover mounted on a correct size M1A1 helmet.
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:24 PM   #55
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That`s it !
With the M1A1 modifiziert the use of "real" Steelhelmets ended with the german army.
The next step in protecting the soldiers heads was the adoption of the
Gefechtshelm. (Ballistic helmet)



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Old 02-07-2009, 03:39 PM   #56
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Hi fellow collectors ,

I just stumbled across these pics from the issue helmet cover for
the M1A1 helmet adopted in very slow quantities.
I was silly enough to let this one go
Never saw another one for sale !!

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Old 02-07-2009, 03:41 PM   #57
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Manufacturer`s stamp :
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:01 PM   #58
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Hi fellow collectors ,

After searching for this helmet accessory for some years now I almost
lost hope of finding one of these.
I was fortunate and finally found it

The first Bundeswehr issue helmet net that was adopted in November 1955 and was designed to go with the "Zweiteiligen Stahlhelm"-the M1 clone.

It is described as a net with 13X16 squares of 40mm , having the dimension of 64x52cm and of course two clamps that allow the net to be attached onto the helmet.

Here we see the net unmounted :
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:05 PM   #59
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The helmet net has two mounting clamps to go over the rim , here we see
the front clamp :
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:06 PM   #60
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A detailed view of the rear clamp:
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