Third Party Press
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: DD early LW with amazing decals

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    15

    Default DD early LW with amazing decals

    Hey this is a helmet I reshoot.

    The condition of the decals are amazing. The paint has just some surface rust spots of bad storage.

    Name inside

    Cheers
    Nick
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Senior Member mauser99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    mass. u.s.a.
    Posts
    4,951

    Default

    it could be the photos themselves but, the inside and outside look totally different ?? Also the shell appears to have a rough finish ? Again.. when putting up photos for show or discussion better shots are required to be 100% sure.. I hope Im wrong..

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    15

    Default

    yes the light was different when the inside was taken.

    Here is an older picture I've took. The finish isn't rough but matt, that a sign of an unissued helmet

    Nick
    Attached Images Attached Images

  4. #4
    Senior Member mauser99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    mass. u.s.a.
    Posts
    4,951

    Default

    that interior photo looks much better.. a straight leg luft droop tail dates the helmet to 1938 and that when the reinforced aul liners showed up. So it all mates up.

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    15

    Default

    the unit stamp is behind the liner.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  6. #6
    Moderator Peter U's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    1,868

    Default

    Nice mint helmet Nick H!


    I presume it never left the shelve of the depot of Flak Rgt 6.




    Cheers,
    Peter

  7. #7
    Senior Member mauser99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    mass. u.s.a.
    Posts
    4,951

    Default

    I have had a couple very similar. In this photo it shows the helmets true color. Most people don't know that early luft helmets and visors have unit stamps on the inside of the liner or sweat band. They have to be flipped to see what Reg. or Stab. they were issued to. If rare or a fighter squadron it makes a normally priced piece double or triple in value... Keep this our little secrect...

  8. #8
    Senior Member M45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,357

    Default

    A beautiful unissued DD Luft helmet! It is nice to see them in this condition.

    I did some research into Luftwaffe decals applied by the ET factory, and have found out this basic timetable:

    autumn 1935 - mid 1938 Snake-leg Luftwaffe decal (2000 - 3800)
    Early 1938 - autumn 1939 Straight-leg Luftwaffe decal (3600 - 4400)
    1937 - mid 1943 Second pattern Luftwaffe decal (3000 - 3400CKL)

    By this listing, it would appear that there was a time during early - mid 1938 when all three types of Luftwaffe decals were being factory applied.

  9. #9
    Community Organizer Hambone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    74,415

    Default

    Very nice helmet Nick! Good info M45, pic stickied for ref.

  10. #10
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    15

    Default

    thx guys

    M45 good info!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •