Helmets with nets and other camouflage adaptions

This chapter continues with helmets with nets and other camouflage adaptions.

 

M35 NS64 with a customized net. This type of net was typically used by fishermen to cover glass floats for fishing nets.

The liner of the M35 above. Named to "Förster".

A small glass float. The net on the helmet above has the same construction as the net covering the glass float.

M35 EF62 with customized net. The net is made of the same hemp material as used in factory-made nets.

The liner of the M35 above.

M35 ET68 with a standard factory-made camouflage net which is affixed to hooks at the front and rear of the helmet.

Front picture of the M35 ET68.

Period picture of German soldier wearing the standard net.

The liner of the M35 above.

M40 Q62 with a field/depot-made splinter pattern cover. The details have faded due to age and wear.

The liner of the M40 above.

M42 ckl64 with a field/depot-made camouflage band comprised of textiles used by the Wehrmacht in Norway (1940-1945). Several examples of these camouflage bands have been found in Bergen, Norway. Field Marshall Rommel is pictured together with artillery soldiers from 21. Pz. Div wearing similar camouflage bands in Normandy 1944.

The liner of the M42 above. Notice the hooks for affixing the band to the helmet.

Field Marshall E. Rommel inspecting an artillery unit in Normandy in 1944. Notice the camo band on the helmets. The same design as the M42 above, but probably with other colors and textures.

M35 Q64 with hand brushed darker green in patterns on top of the factory paint. The helmet has the carrying leather strap. The helmet with the strap hook was normally attached the soldiers field equipment when they were on the march (another Norwegian collection).

The right side of the M35 above.

The liner of the M35 above.