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Old 05-03-2019, 11:21 AM   #1
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I can't seem to find any information about the meaning of this "LAA" stamp. It's inside the liner of a 1971 dated M56 helmet.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 05-03-2019, 03:47 PM   #2
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While I do not study helmets, I could throw in a wild guess and say that maybe the liner is not original to the helmet?
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Old 05-03-2019, 06:17 PM   #3
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I believe the liner is original to the helmet - the foam looks like the hard, crumbly stuff found in earlier M66 liners.

I've never seen a stamp like that - perhaps it's a property marking from a Warsaw Pact ally???
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Old 05-05-2019, 08:56 AM   #4
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Love this sani NVA Helmet !
Very nice !

Liner is 100% original... but the stamp... never see...
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:21 PM   #5
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Love this sani NVA Helmet !
Very nice !

Liner is 100% original... but the stamp... never see...
Thanks. It is frustrating. I can't find a possible meaning for the LAA. Possibilities are many: Luftstreitkraefte, Luftverteitigung, Leitstelle, etc etc. Perhaps could also be for a medical Kader of the MfAA, ZV or ?
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:27 PM   #6
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Do not have any insight...but that is one interesting helmet
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Old 05-09-2019, 02:49 AM   #7
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Maybe something KGA related.
The only what gomes to mind with LAA is Leichte Aufklärungsabteilung.
So Light Recon Section, but I doubt they had white Medics Helmets.
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Old 05-09-2019, 04:07 PM   #8
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Maybe something KGA related.
The only what gomes to mind with LAA is Leichte Aufklärungsabteilung.
So Light Recon Section, but I doubt they had white Medics Helmets.

It's possible. I don't know how the KGA was organized but perhaps the individual units had an integrated Sani-Zug.
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Old 05-11-2019, 01:08 PM   #9
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Possibility that east germany supplied other units of the warsaw pact and or other countries with helmets over the years or after reunification they were given or sold off and possibly restamped.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:21 AM   #10
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One of the german meanings for "LAA" is LandesArbeitsAmt, active in Germany since when it was divided into occupied zones, including the Soviet Sector under the SMAD.

I don't know if this would help.

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Enzo (E.L.)
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:31 PM   #11
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In the DDR it was called "Amt für Arbeit".
The DDR was organised in "Bezirke", so Districts after 1952, and not Counties "Länder" like in the West.
Thats why a M56 Helmet can't be marked with Land, but thanks for the guess.
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