Decals of the Heer and Paramilitary Branches

This chapter covers decals mainly on helmets found in Norway. Among them are rare decals of the Heer and other branches. 

Heer decal on an M16/M17 “ transitional” helmet. This decal is an early type commonly seen on transitional helmets. Notice the faint lines in the eagle which has worn over time. The cracking on the left side of the decal is due to a Reichswehr decal beneath the last paint layer.

The national shield on the same M16 transitional shown in the picture above. This shield is an early version and it is slightly smaller than the national shield which came later in the late 1930s. Notice the cracking due to the Reichswehr decal beneath the last paint layer.

Heer decal on an M16/M17 Austrian transitional helmet. This decal is an early type commonly seen on transitional helmets.

The national shield on the same M16/M17 Austrian helmet.

A Heer decal on a child's helmet ("Kinderhelm"). The manufacturer is Wilhelm Abels.

A Methner & Bürger decal on an M18 transitional.

A Wilhelm Abels decal on an M35. This type is referred as a black line type.

RAD (Reichsarbeitsdienst) - Reich Labor Service decal. Found on an M40 in Norway.

N.S.K.K - Nationalsozialistisches Kraftfahrkorps (The National Socialist Motor Corps) decal on an M42. Notice the flaking which is common for this type of decal.

Luftschutz decal on a three piece "gladiator" helmet.