Original German WWII Refurbished M40 Operation Winter Storm Helmet - Stamped EF64
Original Item: One-of-a-kind. This is a fine example of totally original Model M40 M-1940 German WW2 large size 64 helmet shell. The shell is stamped EF 64 indicating that Emaillierwerke AG, of Fulda, Germany manufactured it. Size 64 is a nice large size that can accommodate liners from 56cm to 59cm or US 7 to 7 1/4. Size 64 shells are harder to find and are therefore more valuable to a collector.
Operation Winter Storm
- Three Luftwaffe Field Divisions were assigned to Field Marshal Erich von Manstein along with 3 depleted Panzer Divisions to relieve the 6th Army surrounded at Stalingrad the winter of 1942-43
- The Luftwaffe Field divisions were made up of personnel from decimated or non-essential units.
- Operation Winter Storm came within a few miles of breaking the Russian ring
- It is interesting that this particular helmet features the first pattern Luftwaffe eagle decal which represents one worn by a long serving Luftwaffe soldaten
- The helmet was camo painted Green and then over painted white during the Stalingrad rescue operation the winter of 1942-43
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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