German WWII Reproduction M35 1st SS Panzer Division Splinter Pattern Helmet
New Made Item: These are so authentic people will think they are genuine WW2. No two are the same! Simply put this is the very best reproduction M1935 helmet available anywhere. It is an IMA exclusive and has been in development for over a year. It was copied exactly from an original in the IMA collection. But let us explain precisely why it is the very best:
Every helmet has been hand painted and aged, so none will be the same. We have also aged and darkened the leather liner to give it a one-of-a-kind personalization as if it was picked up after a battle put away in a safe place and rediscovered 70 years later.
Notable history of the WWII M40 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte Operation Goodwood Helmet:
- In July of 1944 the British launched Operation Goodwood near Caan to finally create the D-Day breakout that was weeks behind.
- Backed by 2500 aircraft, 3 British Armored Divisions smashed into the severely under strength German Units.
- The 1st SS LAH had been held in reserve and was released when the British broke through the thinly held lines.
- Once again the LAH acting again as a fire brigade had sealed the break and held the line.
- This helmet represents those men of the 1SS LAH who once again were called on the repair a break in the line.
This helmet shell is constructed of 1.8mm thick steel, exactly the same thickness used by the Germans in WWII. This means our helmet is as heavy and as solid as an original. The shell is large (size 68) and has the correct classic M1935 rolled edge as well as proper hollow rivet ventilation holes. For added authenticity we stamped the code 1575 at nape and ET68 over ear.
The liner comprised of soft (dark colored) genuine leather that, just like the originals, will turn brown with age, in correct eight finger configuration with central drawstring and an M1931 aluminum liner band that is maker marked, dated, and size stamped! Liner size can accommodate head sizes 7 (56cm) up to 7 5/8 (61cm).
This is perhaps the finest most authentic M35 replica helmet offered anywhere in the world.
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