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Luftschutz helmet Werk insignia identification needed

Discussion in 'German WWII Uniforms and Equipment' started by Skipper, Apr 21, 2017 at 4:53 AM.

  1. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    Who can help me with this one.

    I have a Luftschutz one piece made Gladiator helmet but instead of the regular Luftschutz insignia , it has a hand painted symbol that seems to belong to a factory security unit.

    This is the story of the helmet. I found it covered with black paint. This black paint covered another lair of apple green (see leftovers on liner) . I endeveared to remove both old paints to get to the original blue (which was still untouched inside in the middle btw. I was hoping to save the original Luftschutz decal, but it was quite a surprise when this one came out. It still has some sports of black and green but I believe Idid a good restorationg job. I did not touch the symbol . It is original and nothing was added or removed. The liner is an ersatz cloth one .

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    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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    Looks like a logo for a heavy/black/death metal band.
    Upside down cross from guitar in the centre. Bat-ish shape.
    Could easily see someone wearing that at a gig...
     
  3. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    If it were a metal thing I'd know it not to mention my kids a re metalheads. It's not modern addition.
     

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