Original German WWII M42 Textured Camo II SS Panzer Corps Helmet - Stamped hkp66
Original Item: One-of-a-kind. This is a fine example of totally original Model M42 M-1942 German WW2 large size 66 helmet shell. The shell is stamped hkp 66 indicating that Sächsische Emaillier und Stanzwerke A.G. of Germany manufactured it. Size 66 is a nice large size that can accommodate liners from 58cm to 60cm or US 7 1/4 to 7 1/2. Size 66 shells are much harder to find and are therefore more valuable to a collector.
Notable history of the WWII M42 Description needed Helmet :
- The II SS Panzer Corps was a German Armored SS Korp which saw action on both the east and western front.
- Led by the Famous Paul Hausser, it took part in the battle of Kursk in 1943, and then moved west to defend Normandy at the Battle of Caan.
- Surviving Falaise, the Korp moved north and served against the British Paras at Arnhem and from there Bastogne.
- Serving in so many famous battles, the Soldaten used any method they could to blend into the country side. In this case, a heavy texture of sane was used to eliminate the glare off their helmets and distort the smooth surface, and then over painted with the familiar browns and greens.
- The helmet is a perfect example of the helmets worn by the young Soldaten who were thrown into the fury of historically huge battles right to the end
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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