Repaints and Camouflage Helmets I

This chapter will show more repaints and some of them may be regarded as single color camouflage helmets. Note the variations in the dark blue helmets as well as the “shipboard gray” helmets.

 

 

 

 

     

M35 ET66 repainted in dark blue. Most helmets in this color are Luftwaffe however this example is Heer. The factory applied decal has been painted around.

The liner of the M35 above. Notice the heavy wear, the field repair to the chinstrap and the factory pea-green paint in the dome.

M42 NS66 with airbrushed dark blue paint. Notice the smooth paint application and the cracking of the paint over the LW decal.

The liner of the M42 above.

M35 Quist 68 with dark blue paint. Notice the sand and small pebbles in the paint. Large chunks of the thick paint have flaked off.

The liner of the M35 above. Early aluminum band with 9 "tongues" in the liner.

M40 EF68 with brushed dark blue textured paint.

The liner of the M40 above.

M35 with dark blue paint. Notice the white winter paint underneath the last layer. This is typical of helmets found in Norway due the long winters in the North.

The liner of the M35 above. Notice the remnants of winter paint on the edge.

M40 ET64 with dark blue paint. Notice the white winter paint underneath the last layer (Tommy Olsen Collection).

The liner of the M40 helmet above.

M40 SE64 with shipboard gray paint. Notice the white camouflage paint in several spots where the gray has worn off.

The liner of the M40 above.

M42 ET66 with shipboard gray paint. This helmet was found near a former Kriegsmarine base in Norway.

The liner of the M42 above. The leather is pigskin.

M40 Q66 with shipboard gray paint. The paint layer is thin and corrosion/rust bleed-through is evident.

The liner of the M40 above. Notice the airbrush paint which has been over-sprayed on parts of the liner.

M35 ET KM with a "seagreen" paint. The paint is brushed neatly around the decal.

The liner of the M35 above.

M40 ET62 with light gray "shipboard gray paint".

The liner of the M40 above. The field post number in the skirt belongs to a NSKK soldier attached to Organization "Todt".

M42 EF64 with light grey almost white tone of the paint. The paint is referred to "Schnellbootweiss". "Schnellboat" means torpedo/patrol boat and "weiss" is white in English. The helmet was found at a KM fort (MKB 6/501).

The liner of the M42 above. Notice the manufacturer error. The leather is turned inside out. The naming "Schnmitz" is painted with the same "Schnellbootweiss" paint as outside of the helmet.