Original German WWII Refurbished M40 HJ Luftwaffe Berlin Flak Helper Helmet - Stamped EF66

Item Description

Original Item: One-of-a-kind. This is a fine example of totally original Model M40 M-1940 German WW2 large size 66 helmet shell, refurbished by a master German camouflage restorer. The shell is stamped E.F. 66, indicating that Emaillierwerke AG, of Fulda, Germany manufactured it. It is also stamped with lot number 21870 under the rear skirt. Size 66 is a nice large size that can accommodate liners from 58cm to 59cm or US 7 1/4 to 7 3/8. Size 66 shells are much harder to find and are therefore more valuable to a collector.

Notable history of the WWII M40 HJ Luftwaffe Berlin Flak Helper Helmet:

- During the War, the HJ National Youth Organization had many former members in the armed forces of Germany, demonstrating the effectiveness of the program.

- As the war drew to a close, the need for additional members in the armed forces led members of the HJ being put directly into service while still teenagers and younger.

- Helmets such as this were used by HJ members who were attached to the Luftwaffe as auxiliaries, and who manned anti-aircraft Flak cannons in the defense of the Third Reich as the war drew to a close, especially around the final goal of the allies coming from all fronts: Berlin.

What does refurbished mean? While the shell is 100% genuine WWII manufacture, we have tasked, perhaps the very best German Helmet restorer in the USA, to customize this helmet. Every detail is hand done, with the finest materials including a hand painted shell with high quality authentic decal. Please know that the paint, decal, liner and chinstrap, while they look totally original are all new and the helmet has been refurbished to look as if it was picked up off the battle field by a USGI and brought home as a war trophy.

This helmet is one-of-a-kind there will never be one exactly like it making it a true collectors piece that will do nothing but appreciate in value in the coming years. This is a rare opportunity to own a genuine WWII German Helmet for a fraction of the cost of one with original camouflage paint and decals.

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