German WW2 Luftwaffe Dispatch Riders Crash Helmet. This is a relatively rare helemt. Molded, smooth, blackened leather helemt with raised, padded, protective bars running horizontally around the helmets bottoms edge, and another one running from front to back over the crown. Some wear and fraying, Helmet has a series of two sets of three ventilation holes on each side of the helmet and three offset holes in the crown, all of which retain their original screens. Helmet has a short blackened leather visor and extended, blackened grained leather protective side and rear panels. Side panels have extended straps to the bottoms which also serve as a chinstrap. Top inside head pad is missing, Liner is marked 60. What is most interesting is that the inside of the liner is clearly ink marked wioththe maker and Luftwaffe 1937 LBA procurement marking. This style of helmet was fairly common for motorcyclists in the NSKK but also saw service with thr Wehrmacht for dispatch riders in the prewar days, By wartime most rider used regual issue steel helmets. There is some speculation that this particualt type of helmet was used by some aircrews as it provided addition head protection inside aircraft where the chance for hitting one;s head on solid surfaces was significant. Very interesting and rare example of a dispatch or motor cycle operators helmet, . This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets”. The seller is “heimat-79″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Conflict: WW II (1939-45)
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Theme: Militaria
- Region of Origin: Germany