WH Heer WWI Transitional Helmet - JM Militaria

WH Heer WWI Transitional Helmet

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This is an original reissued M16 helmet with Wehrmacht (Heer) decal used during World War Two.
When the German army began to rebuild in the 1930s, they procured whatever helmets were available. This included depot stocks of WWI M16, M17 and M18 helmets. These helmets are referred by collectors as 'transitonals'. Subsequently the helmets were upgraded with smooth paint (the same field gray found on the M35), M31 liners, modern chinstraps and a set of decals, these are referred as classic transitionals. As the war progressed and the manufacturing demand for helmets increased, German forces in occupation or garrison duties were often equipped with remaining stocks of WWI helmets or WWI transitionals. These helmets were reissued with textured paint, M31 liners, modern chinstraps and a decal on the left side only.

This helmet is original with on one side the Heer decal and on the other side remains of the national decal. Liner is original in this helmet. Chinstrap is present but broken and not good condition.
A worn transitonal!

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