Original German WWII Refurbished M40 Deutsches Afrikakorp 5th Light Division (DAK) Heer Helmet Painted Palm- Stamped EF66

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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.

Deutsches Afrikakorp 5th Light Division (DAK) Heer

- The Afrikakorp was led by Erwin Rommel the Desert Fox and it was widely respected by its British Opponents

- Then first units in Afrika were the 5th Light Division in February 1941.

- They were immediately moved to the front and drove the British back hundreds of miles

- The morale of this unit and belief it was elite was very high

- Many members hand painted the ‘official/unofficial’ DAK Palm on their helmets and vehicles

- There was never an approved decal of this, just hand painted examples that today sell for thousands due to their rarity

- This helmet represents those men of the 5th Light Division who were the earliest veterans of Afrika and served 1941-1943

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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