Afrika Tan, The German helmet of the North Africa Campaign ...

An original color photo of a German helmet dump in North Africa. Note the variety of shades of Afrika tan Paint Application. Paint application was done by either spraying the outside of the helmets directly over the original factory paint with a pneumatic paint gun or, in some cases, by applying the paint by hand with either a brush or rag.

What color were WW2 German helmets? - Quora

Answer (1 of 8): The German Weacht consisted of multiple services- Army (Heer), Air Force (Luftwaffe), Navy (Kriegsmarine), and unofficially the Waffen-SS (a combat arm of the Nazi party, but ultimately not part of the Algemeine-SS that we …

VALLEJO MODEL COLOUR PAINT GUIDE FOR WWII GERMAN …

Ammo pouches: German Cam Black Brown V70.822 Haversack: Deck Tan V70.986 Canteen: German Black Brown V70.822 Or Mahogany Brown V70.846 Mess Tin: Olive Green V70.967 Gas Mask: Neutral Grey V70.992 Helmet: German Grey V70.995 Reed Green Uniform: German Uniform V70.920 Basic Uniform 1939+ Tunic: German Uniform V70.920 …

FAQ | German Helmets Inc

Look at any camouflaged German helmet which is comprised of tans/browns/greens or any two of the three colors and make a supposition as to where this paint was applied. My answer is that you can suppose that the helmet was painted in an area where these specific colors may have been available to the soldier with a paint-brush….That could be ...

A Short History of the German Steel Helmet of the Great ...

German helmets produced between January of 1916 and May of 1917 are fit with an all leather liner. The M16 liner consists of three individual 2-finger pads sewn to a leather band. Each pad has a cloth pocket with ties sewn onto the back. The pocket is designed to accommodate horse hair or gauze "pillow" which would allow for a more snug fit ...

Understanding WWII German helmet insignia - Alexander and ...

A order was issued to Luftwaffe units on 12 June 1940 that stated that the use of the national colors decal would be discontinued. The SS would receive a similar order in August of 1940. A new version of the German helmet began to be issued out to German units in March of 1940. These helmets are known to collectors as M40s.

Original helmets | German Helmets Inc

Item 854 M42 single decal army helmet. This is a standard run-of-the-mill example of the quintessential German combat helmet; the M42 single decal army. Decal rates at 85%. The paint is in the 90s percentile covering an ET64 shell. The liner is intact and sound with pliable leather.

Factory Paint I -

Factory paint on WW2 German helmets differs from reissue paint applied at the depot level or in the field by the individual units/soldiers. There were certain rules or directives that Weacht followed in terms of color and texture. The German helmet industry was mandated by the government to use standard color schemes defined as RAL colors ...

ITALIANWARFRONT: GERMAN HELMETS

German WWII M-35 Heer camo helmet two tone autumn camouflage green / brown. Shell SE 66 with liner dated 1937 and size 59. The camo paint is also in the inner shell skirt. The Heer decal is visible under the camouflage paint had shows wear and has NOT been rubbed or exposed. All pins / washers unmolested.

Gallery - German War Helmet

M35 ET64 German Luftwaffe Helmet. Factory paint is a standard blue-gray and retains approx 98%. 1st pattern "Snakeleg Drooptail" is approx 99% while the National color decal approx 96%. Production #3650. Aluminum reinforced liner …

Gallery - German War Helmet

M35 ET64 German Luftwaffe Helmet. Factory paint is a standard blue-gray and retains approx 98%. 1st pattern "Snakeleg Drooptail" is approx 99% while the …

M1916 WWI German Helmet / What color is this??

Re: M1916 WWI German Helmet / What color is this?? Hi Steve, generally the feldgrau used on WW1 helmets was a more green shade. Please have a look at two of mine which exhibit the original paint to the interior, even though the Austrian one is …

Factory Paint colors – German Helmet Vault

ET helmet. SE helmet. Textured paints as found on M40's and M42's. Colors range from green/gray to gray. On the inside a helmet always received smooth …

WW2 German Helmet Paints RAL6006 RAL6003 RAL7008 RAL7009 ...

WW2 German Helmet Paint Matt - Semi Sheen: This is an acrylic based paint which means you can water it down with water. This paint is being sold to do one helmet but you will most likely be able to get two helmets painted from it if you …

What color were WW2 German helmets? - World History

The German helmet was the best during WW2 because it knew what it was doing, and it did it well. The role of a helmet for a soldier is not to block bullets or directly firing projectiles, but to instead protect the head from artillery and bomb shrapnel. In this sense the Stahlhelm was the best as it got full coverage.

WWII German uniform color help please - FineScale Modeler ...

One thing you may want to try, is that by mid-war, most German Heer helmets had toned-downed finishes. The satin finish prevailed in the early war years, but came with rough finishes by 1943. Try painting the helmets with the color you want, then dip it in baking soda to texture the finish and paint it again.

IMPERIAL GERMAN HELMETS - germanmilitaria.com

C013984 EAST GERMAN MODEL M56 COMBAT HELMET. C013684 EAST GERMAN MODEL M56/66 COMBAT HELMET. C001884 EAST GERMAN MBII HELMET WITH CAMOUFLAGE NET. OTHER NATIONS 1914-45 & POST WW2 ITEMS. To see our complete inventory of early Other Nations Post WW2 items Click Here. C013484 WEST GERMAN M62 COMBAT …

WW2 German Helmet Paints RAL6006 RAL6003 RAL7008 …

WW2 German Helmet Paint Matt - Semi Sheen: This is an acrylic based paint which means you can water it down with water. This paint is being sold to do one helmet but you will most likely be able to get two helmets painted from it if you …

Factory Paint colors – German Helmet Vault

ET helmet. SE helmet. Textured paints as found on M40's and M42's. Colors range from green/gray to gray. On the inside a helmet always received smooth paint. (exceptions exist) Below the more common flat texture examples. Quist …

German Helmet Educational Section

The German Helmets of WW-1. M-16: Three pad leather liner, on a leather band. Leather chinstrap attaches to fixed lugs on the inside of helmet near each ear. The extended vent lug doubles as a bracket for a heavy front plate that was bullet proof. An original plate is very rare but reproductions are commonly available.