Wire Helmets

In addition to painting helmets in camouflage colors, the Germans used different materials such as wires, straps and nets to attach foliage as well as cloth covers. While this section shows only a limited selection, they represent the great variety that existed.

M40 NS62 Heer with wire of different thickness attached.

The liner of the M40 above. Notice the name tag sewn to the leather as well as the name "Schleehaut" painted in the rear skirt

Two medium blue M40 Quist 64 LW helmets with single bailing wire. Both were found together in Norway (Lars Aasen collection).

The liner of the M40 to the right (above).

The liner of the M40 to the left.

M40 ET64 LW with single bailing wire with light blue paint (Lars Aasen collection).

The liner of the M40 above. The helmet has been painted with the same light blue paint on the inside.

M40 EF66 with single bailed wire (another Norwegian collection).

The liner of the M40 above.

M35 ET66 LW DD with single bailed wire. The helmet is unused, was found in a German depot at Fornebu, Oslo (another Norwegian collection).

Right side of the M35 above.

The liner of the M35 above.

M40 Q62 Heer with half-basket chickenwire (Magnus Sjursen collection).

The liner of the M40 above.

M40 ET64 LW with half-basket chickenwire. The wire is attached to all three rivets (another Norwegian collection).

The liner of the M40 above. Named to "Durdel".

M40 ET64 camouflage helmet. Painted in green and red-brown and has a another construction of half-basket chickenwire (another Norwegian collection).

The liner of the M40 above.

M35 ET64 KM with full-basket chickenwire (S.B Collection).

The liner of the M35 above.