Salty Combat Dog! Luftwaffe M35 Former Double Deca
Well its definetly a salty dog with some storage issues but as found last week in Germany. The helmet left the factory as a Luftwaffe double decal and recived at least another three coats of paint during its life, one being a white winter finish that was painted over by the last coat of dull green. Outside has , well lets say 50% of its finish remaining, the rest showing the usual rust but no pitting. Some of the tri colour decal can be seen thru the paint, the eagle is hidden under the layers of over paint. The inside has its complete, leather in supple condition but has come adrift from its frame, the aluminium frame has rotted from storage in certain areas. One of the early liner pins is missing, one is tight to the shell whilst the back has been pulled but still complete with its washer. The chinstrap has a makers mark and is in supple condition. Inside shell has most of its factory finish.
The helmet peak has a slight kink, hope its shown in the photos, but i cannot find any area of damage from a serious knock needed to create this damage, perhaps done period time during its combat life and before the last coat of paint.
Salty,original, untouched and never been in a collection before!