This is an exceptionally fine World War II German Model 1938 Luftwaffe camouflaged paratrooper helmet that is complete and in excellent condition. The helmet is complete with all spanner bolts, none of which have ever been removed from the helmet. The original liner is complete and undamaged in any way exhibiting only light use. It is nicely and clearly ink stamped with the designers name and size which reads, Baumster: Heisler, Berlin and Kopfweite: Gr. The manufacturers name reads, Hersteller: F. In addition, the original owner has written his name in the liner, Kraus. One of the ventilation holes in the leather liner has had some leather torn out the hole and now appears elongated. This helmet retains all the Luftwaffe blue leather chin strap harness and hardware which remain complete, undamaged, and fully functional. The black foam rubber liner buffers are still in place and not deteriorating. The helmet shell is with a beautiful rough green and brown camouflaged finish that is about 90+% intact. Painted in age toned white paint on the rear skirt, and completely original to the helmet, is a unit insignia that appears to be a rearing dragon. The interior skirt on the right side of the helmet is marked with, ET 68 indicating manufacture by Eisen-und Hüttenwerke, AG Thale/Harz, size 68. The production lot number 698 is stamped into the interior of the rear skirt. There is a small swastika hand painted in white in the area where the Luftwaffe eagle would have been and there is no trace that a Luftwaffe eagle was ever applied to this helmet. Very faintly and almost imperceptibly painted to the top front of the helmet is, V and dot, dot, dot, dash which the capturing GI no doubted added. As mentioned, this is very hard to see. This helmet is one killer piece that remains in as nice a condition as you could ever hope to find. These helmets are expensive as hell but when you encounter one like this for sale you jump! A real eye popper and show stopper! Send request for additional photos of left side of the helmet insignia. The item “WWII GERMAN M-38 CAMOUFLAGED PARATROOPER HELMET withUNIT INSIGNIA ORIGINAL” is in sale since Friday, December 08, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets”. The seller is “thedogfacesoldier” and is located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.