Original German WWII Refurbished M40 6th Panzer Armee Battle of the Ardennes (Battle of Bulge) Winter Sanität 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 to 60cm or US 7 1/4 to 7 1/2. Size 66 shells are always hard to find and are therefore more valuable to a collector.
6th Panzer Armee Battle of the Ardennes (Battle of Bulge) Winter Sanität helmet
- In December 1944, under the worst weather conditions, the Ardennes offensive began.
- Spearheaded by the 6th Pz. Armee made up of the 1SSLAH and the 12SS HitlerJugen
- This helmet has been painted white with the summer painted green seen in areas the white has worn off
- 4 Red Crosses cover each side of the helmet.
- In 1942 instructions to remove the second decal were inconsistently obeyed. You can still see the decal that was over painted but still visible through the paint.
- This helmet represents those worn by Sanität (Medical) of the 1st or 12thSS in the winter of 1944-45.
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, 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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