Original German WWII Refurbished M40 21st PZ Dv Deutsches Afrikakorp DAK Sanitätsunteroffizier (Medical NCO) Helmet - Stamped EF66

Item Description

Original Item: One-of-a-kind. This is a fine example of a totally original Model M40 M-1940 German WW2 large size 66 helmet shell, refurbished by a master German camouflage restorer. The interior, left side, apron of the shell has a stamped manufacturer's code and size E.F.66, indicating that Emaillierwerke AG, of Fulda, Germany manufactured it. It is also stamped with lot number 22151 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 21st PZ Dv Deutsches Afrikakorp DAK Sanitätsunteroffizier Helmet

- 21st Pz.Dv. was formed from the 5th Light Division in 1941, the unit went on to serve in all the famous Afrikakorp battles such as Benghazi, Tripoli, Tobruk, and El Alamein

- During the famous Afrika battles with the British, it was common for Aid Stations to be over run back and forth in the mobile battle

- Casualties from both sides were treated by German and British medical personnel side by side in the same tent working on all men regardless of nationality

- Chivalry seen in its purist form

- This helmet is representative of those worn by a German Sanitätsunteroffizier (Medical NCO) 1942-43

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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