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Original German WWII Refurbished M40 II SS Panzer Corps: Battle of Kharkov Helmet - Size 64 Shell

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Original Item: One-of-a-kind. This is a fine example of totally original Model 1940 M40 M-1940 German WWII medium size 64 helmet shell. The shell is marked with heat lot number 48 under the skirt in the rear, however the maker and shell size markings are no longer visible over the left ear. We measured the shell and it is definitely a size 64, a nice medium size that can accommodate liners from 56cm to 57cm or US 7 to 7 1/8. Size 64 shells are harder to find and are therefore more valuable to a collector.

II SS Panzer Corps: Battle of Kharkov

- Formed in July 1942 from the 2nd SS Das Reich and 9th SS Panzer Division Hohenstaufen

- In early 1943 the unit was tasked with defending Kharkov against a major Soviet Offensive.

- Against orders, Manstein retreated and deployed a mobile defense

- This tactic allowed him to defeat the Soviet advance that had started with the fall of Stalingrad and re-stabilized the front

- This helmet represents one worn by a soldaten that served against impossible odds and yet closed the breach that was created with the fall of Stalingrad. Once again great feats were done with small depleted units

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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