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Original German WWII Refurbished M40 12th SS Panzer Division Battle of Villers-Bocage Helmet - Stamped Q62

Regular price $449.95

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Original Item: One-of-a-kind. This is a fine example of totally original Model M40 M-1940 German WW2 medium/small size 62 helmet shell. The shell is stamped Q 62 indicating that Quist in Esslingen, Germany manufactured it. Size 62 is a smaller size that can accommodate liners from 55cm to 57cm or US 6 5/8 to 7 1/8.

12th SS Panzer Division at the Battle of Villers-Bocage, France

- June 13, 1944 one week after the invasion, there raged a fierce battle around the small town of Villers-Bocage.

- Villers-Bocage was located in front of the town of CAAN which was the first objective after the invasion of Montgomery and British forces.

- The town was defended by the I SS PanzerKorp which contained the 12th SS Panzer Division 'Hitlerjugend'.

- This battle was made famous by the exploits of by Tiger Tank Kommandeur SS Obersturmfuhrer Michael Wittman and his 101 Heavy Panzer Battalion.

- This helmet was representative of those 12th SS Hitlerjugen forces at Villers-Bocage supporting Wittman's Schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 101.

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 decals. Please know that the paint, decals, wire, 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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