Original German WWII Refurbished M40 Deutsches Afrikakorp DAK 21st Panzer Textured Camo Helmet - Stamped EF66
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 shell is stamped E.F.66, indicating that Emaillierwerke AG, of Fulda, Germany manufactured it. It is also stamped with lot number 72414 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.
More Background on the Deutsches Afrikakorp DAK M40 Helmet:
- The Afrikakorp was well known for its chivalry and bravery in battle.
- Led by Erin Rommel the Desert Fox, it was widely respected by its British Opponents.
- Then first units in Afrika were the 15th and 21st Panzer Divisions in 1941.
- The battleground of Afrika was devoid of green trees or shrubs, so German Heer units repainted their helmets once in Afrika in various brown colors.
- Many as in this example added texture to the paint to disperse the glare of the hot sun off the helmet to make it harder to see.
- This helmet represents those men who supported the Panzer Tank Units from Tobruk to El Alamein
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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