Original German WWII Refurbished M40 2nd Flak-Sturm Flak Regiment Helmet - Stamped EF66
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. The shell is stamped EF 66 indicating that Emaillierwerke AG, of Fulda, Germany manufactured it. Size 66 is a nice large size that can accommodate liners from 58cm to60cm 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.
2nd Flak-Sturm Flak Regiment
- In 1944 the first objective for the British on D-Day was the pivotal town of Caan.
- The Germans held on fiercely for a month severely damaging the timetable of the whole invasion breakout plan
- Caan was held tightly by the 12thSS and various fallschirmjager units as well as broken units of all types
- Pivotal to the defense was the 2nd Flak-Sturm Flak Regiment
- The FLAK units were under the control of Luftwaffe troops and the famous 88 FLAK Gun was used in an Anti-Tank role
- Wave after wave of Montgomery’s tank units were held fast by this unit
- Due to the lack of Luftwaffe protection, helmets by this time were heavily painted with some adding wire to hold branches and leaves. Examples of these cost thousands
- This helmet represents those men of the 2nd Flak-Sturm Flak Regiment who served under impossible odds
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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