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Which helmet?

Postby Graeme » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:50 pm

Which helmet would best suit a late war 7th SS load out, 40, or 43? Or does it really matter?
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Tanaka Kar98(1942 woodwork and parts), M1 Garand AEG(1940's woodwork and metalwork), MG34, SVT40, Mosin Nagant M44, MP40, PPSH41, Luger and PPK.
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Re: Which helmet?

Postby JD7 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:04 pm

I would go for a M40 so you can use it for roughly any period of the war. The differences between an M35 and M40 are very slight, compaired to later models.

if your going waffen SS, a helmet cover will also 'hide' an M40 if at a late war event, although M35's/M40's etc were still around
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Re: Which helmet?

Postby dave barrett » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:15 pm

Graeme wrote:Which helmet would best suit a late war 7th SS load out, 40, or 43? Or does it really matter?

It would'ent really matter..by 1944 all sorts of early war issued kit would of been reissued anyway..then you may want a helmet cover.
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Re: Which helmet?

Postby dave barrett » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:20 pm

dave barrett wrote:
Graeme wrote:Which helmet would best suit a late war 7th SS load out, 40, or 43? Or does it really matter?

It would'ent really matter..by 1944 all sorts of early war issued kit would of been reissued anyway..then you may want a helmet cover.

Or i would go with JD7....(dint see his post)
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Re: Which helmet?

Postby Graeme » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:24 pm

40 it is then!

Excellent as always guys. Many thanks!
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Tanaka Kar98(1942 woodwork and parts), M1 Garand AEG(1940's woodwork and metalwork), MG34, SVT40, Mosin Nagant M44, MP40, PPSH41, Luger and PPK.
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Re: Which helmet?

Postby Herr_Pete » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:02 pm

Hey there,

M35 and M40 are my favourite models but you can never go wrong with the M40 :good: as said earlier these models were used straight up to 1945 :)

This is the helmet I shall be using :)

German M40 SS SD with a rather nice camo which should go nicely with my SS Dot44 Tunic :)


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