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Military Helmets


We have a large selection of devices for headgear on another page. The German headgear devices (except decals) are in the section on German Cloth, with Army, Kriegsmarine, Luftwaffe, and other organizations. SS devices are on their own pages for sidehat insignia and visor cap insignia.

We have moved the GERMAN helmets (including SS and Police helmets) to a separate page.

We have moved the World War I helmets (including US and UK painted helmets) to a separate page.

Italian Helmets German Helmets Other Country Combat Helmets
Spanish Helmets Painted Helmets  
US Helmets (some are on this page, many more at the links below) Japanese Helmets  
Russian, Soviet USSR, NVA, and VC Helmets French Helmets  
WWI US Helmets WWII and later US Helmets  

Italian Helmets


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
IMH-01
Italian DAK Pith Helmet
An Original World War II Italian Fascist Africa Corps Pith Helmet.

This is a scarce hat in any condition, finding one unissued is even more difficult!

The sweat band, chin strap and all outside surfaces are excellent. There is considerable staining on the inside of the brim overall. This, however, does not detract from the exterior appearance, as it cannot be seen when worn or displayed. The exterior panel used to hold the unit device is unmarked by any holes.

Here is an image of the inside.

Sizes vary, and are stamped inside (e.g.,"56") in black ink. This is approximately a size 7 (US).
$199.99 Available

IMH-03
Italian Foreign Volunteer Russian Front Steel Helmet
An Original World War II Italian Russian Front Captured and Red Army Graffiti Marked Steel Helmet.

This is a scarce helmet in any condition. The Russian graffiti is exceptionally nice, with what appear to be names, unit identifications and some crude nude drawings of women. This is a close-up of the graffiti. The graffiti ensures this helmet was an Eastern Front pick-up.

The sweat band, chin strap and all outside surfaces are still in good to very good condition. There is routine wear on the inside of the leather liner and suspension overall. It is marked a size 57.

Here is an image of the front.

The condition is very good to near excellent throughout.
$199.99 Available

IMH-05
Italian Foreign Volunteer Russian Front Steel Helmet
An Original World War II Italian Russian Front Captured and Red Army Graffiti Marked Steel Helmet.

This is an interesting painted helmet. This is a stamped maker mark number.

The sweat band and chin strap are missing The interior suspension is in relic condition. The outside surfaces are still in good to very good condition. There is wear on the inside.

Here is an image of the front.

The condition is generally very good.
$349.99 Available

Painted Specialty and Victory Helmets


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
USH-17
WWI Captured German Fancy Painted Victory Helmet
This is a fancy painted helmet from the US Allied Expeditionary Force 96th Aero Squadron captured and painted during World War I.

It is in very good to near excellent condition, with some minor wear apparent on the colored paint on the top. This is a view of the right, back, and left sides.

St Mihiel, Verdun, and Chateau Thierry campaigns are indicated by name. Kaiser Wilhelm is on the front and the US flag is on the top. The squadron emblem of the 96th Aero Squadron is visible on the left side.

Here is a view of the inside of the helmet

$1,999.99 Available
USH-23
WWI Captured German Fancy Painted Victory Helmet
This is a fancy painted helmet from the US Allied Expeditionary Force 44th Balloon Company captured and painted during World War I.

This helmet is identifiable to the original German owner and the member of the 44th Balloon Company that painted it.  There is a dedication on the side of the helmet that reads: "A little souvenir for Larry, Jr. from The Hindenburg Line near Metz".  There was only one member of the company with the first name of Lawrence, an enlisted man named Lawrence E. McQueeney. The German's name and unit are painted on the inside of the skirt as "Tannenbaum 9/68"

It is in very good to near excellent condition, with some minor wear apparent on the colored paint on the top. These are views of the right, back, left sides, the top and the inside of the helmet

Kelley Field, Camp Wise, Morrison, Va. France, Brest, Camp de Meucon (near Vannes), Camp de Souge, Jezainville (near Pont-a-Mousson, 28km south of Metz), followed by a "?". Kaiser Wilhelm is on the front over an Iron Cross and Gott Mit Uns motto.  There is a grave with a cross labeled "The former owner of this tin hat", a battlefield scene of Kaiser Wilhelm running from an artillery round pursuing him.  A stand of flags and the emblem of the 44th Balloon Company is identified on the back.  The bottom of the skirt of the right side shows a complete battlefield scene with German and AEF artillery and observer balloon.  Above that is a man running from an artillery shell winding through trenches labeled "ME". The top of the helmet has the list of movements and base camps and a detailed rendition of an artillery observer in his balloon.

This is a very detailed helmet with superlative content and identification.  This is a very rare unit helmet, there were only 135 officer and enlisted members of the company.

 

$1,999.99 Available
USH-160
Vietnam War US Navy Fire Department Hardhat Aluminum Construction Style Helmet
This fancy painted hard hat is from a member of the US Navy Firefighting Team.

The artwork is of the Walt Disney character "Goofy" wearing a red fire helmet (like the one it is painted on). A double-bit ax and tree stump are nearby. He is reading a book with the name of the artist on the spine. It has some significant wear to the paint from age. The back of the helmet has the sailor's first name "DICK" painted in large black letters.

The inside is in fair to good condition, with no liner or strap.

There are patent markings from 1939, 1942, 1949 and 1961. It is maker marked McDonald Co, Los Angeles.

This is an unusual helmet.

  SOLD
USH-21
WWI US GI US Army Special Forces Detachment Vietna m Painted Helmet
An Original and Authentic USMC WWII Pacific Theater Campaigns and Battles Painted Pith Helmet.

This is a Marine Corps painted victory helmet. It is a hard shell pith helmet with sky blue paint with the names of battles and engagements during WWII from mobilization at Camp Allen, Mississipp, staging at Port Hueneme, shipping out of San Pedro, California, to invasions at Guadalcanal, Bloody Ridge, New Caledonia, Tulagi, Ilu River, Lunga River, Cape Esperance, Carney Field, Red Beach, Koli Point, Coral Sea, Matanneku River, Hollywood Canteen.

This is a scarce, authentic, and original bring-back helmet.

Here is a view of the right and the left sides. Here is a view of the inside.

There is some wear to the paint, as apparent in the images. The helmet is in near excellent condition otherwise.

This is a most unusual helmet, with very nice artwork throughout.

$499.99 Available
USH-19
WWI US GI US Army Special Forces Detachment Vietnam Painted Helmet
An Original and Authentic Special Forces Detachment Vietnam Painted Helmet.

This is a Special Forces Vietnam Detachment painted victory helmet. It is a hard shell pith helmet with the Special Forces flash and arch on the front, the Vietcong Flag and "Ho Chi Minh Suck" legend on the back. Det ID "A-255" and three cong kills are on one side, and "PLEIME" and two cong kills are on the other.

This is a scarce, authentic, and original bring-back helmet.

Here is a view of the inside.

There is some wear to the paint, as apparent in the images. The helmet is in near excellent condition otherwise.

This is an unusual helmet.

$899.99 Available
USH-20
1880s Keystone Cop Felt Police Helmet
This is a late 1800s Size 6-7/8 C & K maker marked Keystone Cop felt helmet with police precinct numbered wreath insignia

This is the real deal!

These are close-up views of the 65th Precinct wreath and 1880 label and a view of the back side.

The hat body is in near excellent condition with part of the leather absent along brim edge & the sweat band liner absent as shown here.

$499.99 Available
USH-08
WWI US GI American Legion Aluminum Doughboy Style Helmet
This helmet is from a member of the American Foreign Legion, a veteran of WWI.

The badge of this veteran association is mounted on the front of the helmet. It has tarnish and wear from age

The inside is in fair to good condition, with no liner or netting, and broken and dry leather strap. The felt pad is still partially present.

There are minor dents that could be easily worked out, the aluminum is thin enough that they should pop right out, if desired.

This is an unusual helmet.

$99.99 Available

Japanese Helmets


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
   SUNN-1
World War Two Japanese
Army Rising Sun Painted Combat Helmet

This is a near excellent painted helmet as shown.

Here are other views. 1   2   3   4   5   6
 $899.99   Available
    JAPP-177
Early 1800's Japanese SAMAURI WARRIOR Combat Helmet Complete
This is a complete helmet as shown. It is near excellent condition overall.

Here are other views. 1   2   3   4    5   6   7
8   9    10    11   12
$3999.99 Available
      JAPP-17 Japanese
World War Two Army Steel Combat Helmet with Partial Capture Tag and Partial Camo Net
 
The remaining parts of the camouflage net and of the capture paper tag are present.

The chinstraps have a sharp cut removed from the Japanese soldier head with a knife or bayonet The Japanese star insignia has been removed and was lost in combat.

A string with the remains of a US Marine field capture trophy paper inspection tag is still attached at the helmet liner.

Overall near excellent condition.


Here are other views.  1    2   3   4  
  SOLD
     JAPP-18 World War II Japanese Type 90 Combat Helmet w/Liner & Partial Chin Tie.  This is as shown.

Here are other views.  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   
$549.99 Available
      JAPP-28 World War II Japanese Type 90 Style Civil Defense Helmet with Net  This is as shown,

Here are other views.  1   2   3   4    6   7   8   9  
 
$499.99 Available
JSHH-001
World War Two Japanese Defense Forces Steel Helmet
This is as shown.  It is in near excellent condition.

Here are other views  1  2  3  4.
$149.99 Available
 JSHH-002
 World War Two Japanese COMBAT Forces Steel Helmet
This is as shown complete with 3 pad liner & chin cord.

It is in near excellent condition. 

Here are other views  1  2  3  4.
$449.99 Available
 JSH-001
World War Two JAP Fire Police Heavy Paper Mache Helmet with so called Liner
This is a one size fits all helmet with nearly all the dark brown paint remaining.

The condition is near excellent. 

Here is another view.
$124.99 Available
JSH-002
World War Two JAP Fire Police Heavy Steel  Helmet with so called Liner
This is a one size fits all helmet with nearly all the paint remaining.

The condition is near good plus.

Here is another view.
  SOLD
 JSH-190 World War Two
 Japanese Army Combat Helmet with Period Star with Liner & CHin Cord

This helmet is from a member of the Japanese Army during World War II.

The usual applied star is shown on the front.  The inside has a simple three pad leather liner which is in excellent condition.

The chin strap and tie are both World War II and present and in generally good overall condition. The helmet is in used condition, with minor to moderate wear to the original paint. It is completely serviceable.

Here are additional views 1  2  3  4   5   6  
  SOLD
   German World War two Model 1936 steel combat helmet that has combat KIA residue inside
The helmet has no decals except a hand painted white skull and cross bones with blood coming down the face of the skull. It appears to be a size 58.

The outside Army field gray color is nearly 100% and the inside model 1936 liner is partially present but very dry. As stated before the inside has considerable combat KIA residue as shown.

Here are other views.   1  2  3 
$499.99 Available
JSH-10
WWII Japanese Army Helmet with Period Star and Replaced Liner
  .  This is as stated above. It has the period war time paint with quality post war replaced. liner

There is a stress crack on front where the Jap was KIA. This helmet has a great look to it.

Condition is good plus.

Here are additional views  1  2  3  4  5.
  SOLD
JSH-03
WWII Japanese Engineer Helmet
This helmet is from a member of the Japanese Engineer Corps during WWII.

The unusual applied star is shown on the front.  This is the right side showing the flat top that distinguishes this helmet.  This is the left side.

The inside has a simple pad liner and chin strap present and in generally good overall condition.

The helmet is in used condition, with moderate wear to the original paint.

$499.00 Available
JSH-04
WWII Japanese Army Helmet
This helmet is from a member of the Japanese Army during WWII.

The usual applied star is shown on the front.  This is the right side and the left side.

The inside has a simple three pad leather liner that was replaced soon after the end of the war which is in excellent condition. The chin strap and tie are both WWII and present and in generally good overall condition.

The helmet is in used condition, with minor to moderate wear to the original paint.

It is completely serviceable.

  SOLD
JSH-05
Original WWII Japanese Army Steel Helmet
This is a Japanese Military WWII  Army Helmet.  It is a very  heavy original steel helmet with dimensions 11" x 9 1/4" inside. 6" tall. 

The  original leather liner is attached along with the cotton pads inside the pouches. 

 A  2" split is in one leather seam. 

The chin strap is present.  

It retains almost all of the original paint.  There are combat scuffs but no bullet holes, dings or dents. 

One side pin rivet is off on outside with the there is no front star but the clips from the original star are still bent inside.


The size in Japanese is inside rim.  

Here are additional views  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8.
 
  SOLD
JSH-06
Japanese Navy Landing Force Helmet Factory Repaint With Original Insignia and Soon After War Replaced Liner
WW2 Japanese Navy Landing Force Helmet Factory Repaint With Original Insignia and Soon After War Replaced Liner.
 
This is an original ww2 Japanese Navy Landing Forces helmet that has been factory  been repainted.

The helmet and the insignia are original.

The liner is a super quality replacement near to the mint original.

Here are additional views  1  2.
  SOLD
JSH-104
WWII Japanese Army Helmet

This helmet is from a member of the Japanese Army during WWII.  42  43 44

The usual applied star is shown on the front.  This is a side view.

The inside has a simple three pad leather liner  is in excellent condition. The chin strap and tie are both WWII and present and in generally good overall condition.

The helmet is in used condition, with minor to moderate wear to the original paint.

It is completely serviceable.

 

 

 

 

  SOLD 
JSH-204  WWII JAPANESE Named Army Helmet with Partial Liner, w/o Star/NLF Insignia & Period Netting 
The original owner's name is barely visible & difficult to view in the photographs. The partial netting is included it is very fragile & it will be packaged off the helmet.  It shows much wear from age, dirt and use.  Here are additional views  1  2  3  4  5.
 
$399.99 Available

US Helmets


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
   USHH-1 USA World War Two near mint RAWLINGS made Size 7 Tanker Helmet
This is a nice helmet that will look good in any militaria war room.


Here are other views.  1  2  3  4 
$349.99 Available
   USHH-2
 USA
 World War Two near mint RAWLINGS
 made
Size 7 Tanker Helmet

This is a nice helmet that will look good in any militaria war room.

Here are other views. 1  2  3 
$349.99
Available
   USH-011
USA
World War Two near mint RAWLINGS
made Size 7 1/8 Tanker Helmet

 This is a nice helmet that will look good in any militaria war room.

Here are other views  1  2  3  4 
$349.99 Available
USH-01
US Army Armor Tank Driver Leather Helmet
This is the World War II Issue Tanker's Helmet. It is in unissued and near-mint condition.

All I have are sizes 6-3/4 to 7.

 There are minor cosmetic differences from the one shown, which is representative.

Here is a view of the inside.

Here is a typical maker and size stamp.

Here is a view of the top

$319.99 Available

USH-16
WWII USMC Marine Corps Browns and Greens Camouflage Helmet Cover
This is a very hard to find original USMC HBT 3-browns WWII issue camouflage helmet cover in near MINT unissued condition.

The unfouled EGA stencil is clear and black on BOTH sides of the cover, shown here: brown side green side.

The condition is virtually mint throughout. It is unlikely you'll encounter one in better shape. There are no stampings or marks present.

  SOLD
USH-116  RVN or Later Camouflage Helmet Cover 

This is a very hard to find original 3-browns post WWII issue camouflage helmet cover in near excellent condition.

Here is another view.

$24.99 Available
USH-07
Post-WWII Re-enacter US Paratrooper  Helmet and liner with partial camouflage netting
This helmet and liner are assembled from WWII components. This is NOT an original paratrooper helmet and liner.

The helmet has been repainted a dark Kelly green. Additionally, the helmet straps have both been hand-stitched to the early style fixed bails with khaki thread.

The liner has brass snaps for the helmet straps. The snaps were added after WWII.

The inside is in good to very good overall condition, with stains and wear to the paint from use. All straps are khaki. There is a break in the suspension strap that needs to be repaired.

The camouflage netting is very worn and torn. It is being held in place with clear tape added to keep it from coming off completely.

This is a nice affordable helmet for a re-enactor, movie prop, set dressing, or to serve as a substitute item in a diorama until an original one can be found.

This helmet is priced at the value of the components -- which is about 30% of what an original in similar condition is worth.

$499.99 Available
USH-24
Special Forces 1st Company CCS Vietnam Painted Steel Helmet
This is a Special Forces Vietnam 1st Company CCS Detachment painted helmet with liner. It is a typical USGI issue with the CCS Special Forces skull and Green Beret 5th Special Forces flash insignia on the front. The helmet has a lightly air brushed black on muddy green camouflage.

This is a scarce, authentic, and original bring-back helmet.

Here are views of the right, left, and inside. The headband is dated 1972

Here is a view of the emblem.

There is some very minor wear to the paint, as apparent in the images. The helmet is in near excellent condition otherwise.

$799.99 Available
USH-25
Special Forces CCS Vietnam Painted Steel Helmet
This is a Special Forces Vietnam 1st Company CCS Detachment painted helmet with liner. It is a typical USGI issue with the CCS Special Forces skull and Green Beret 5th Special Forces flash insignia on the front. The helmet has issue paint.

This is a scarce, authentic, and original bring-back helmet.

Here are views of the right, left, back, and inside. There is no liner present.

Here is a view of the emblem.

There is some very minor wear to the paint, as apparent in the images. The helmet is in near excellent condition otherwise.

$799.99 Available
USH-27
Special Forces Vietnam "Gold" Painted Camouflage Steel Helmet and Liner
This is a Special Forces Vietnam Mike Force "Gold" Tiger Stripe painted helmet with painted liner. It is a typical USGI issue with the tiger of the Mike Force Montagnard Special Forces flash insignia on the front. The liner has a matching paint scheme as the steel helmet.

This is a scarce, authentic, and original helmet.  There is none of the suspension other than the chin strap bales remaining on the liner. The liner is marked US 45 MII on the inside.

Here are views of the right, left, and inside, and the liner right, left, and inside.

Here is a view of the emblem on the steel shell and front of the liner.

There is some very minor wear to the paint on the steel shell, and some moderate wear to the liner, as apparent in the images. The helmet has a hard ding at the crown, but is in near excellent condition otherwise.

$999.99 Available

USH-22
Absolutely MINT WWII Helmet Liner Khaki Webbing
This is a dead mint unissued World War II GI steel helmet liner.

This is a scarce, authentic, and original helmet liner in this condition. All the webbing, drawstring, and leather chin strap are complete and intact.  There is some very minor greening on the metal attachments where they contact the leather. This could be carefully cleaned and show no traces of its existence.

Here is a view of the inside and a close-up of the maker mark.

Here is a view of the front, showing the grommet for the DI.

This is a fairly rare opportunity to acquire a WWII liner in superlative condition throughout.

  SOLD

USSR Soviet Russia, NVA, and VC Helmets


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
USSR-101
USSR Russian Pre-Korea War Helmet
This is a post-World War II 1944 Model 1948 Dated Russian USSR CCCP Issue Infantry Steel Helmet. It is in near-excellent condition.

There is some wear to the top layers of original paint exposing the undercoating. There is a red star stencil on the front.

Here is a view of the inside. Here is a shot of the right and the left sides.

It is nicely marked and has a near excellent liner present. There is no chin strap.

$124.99 Available
USSR-102
USSR Russian Pre-Korea War Helmet
This is a World War II 1944 Model 1952 Dated Russian USSR CCCP Issue Infantry Steel Helmet. It is in near-excellent condition.

These helmets were recovered from a Latvian arsenal. Here is a view of the inside and a close-up of the maker marks. Here is a shot of the right and the left sides.

It is nicely marked and has a near excellent liner present. There is no chin strap.

$49.99 Available
NVAH-101
Viet Cong Vietnam War Helmet
This is a Vietnam War NVA North Vietnamese Army Issue Infantry Fiber Helmet. It is in near-excellent condition.

This helmet was confiscated from an NVA soldier during the Vietnam was one of my bring-backs. It was confiscated from an NVA soldier during the Vietnam War by a member of the US Army Special Forces. Here is a view of the inside and a close-up of the maker marked label. Here is a close-up shot of the front showing the red star and wreath device.

It is nicely marked and has a near excellent tan cover and separate camouflage net present. There is a chin strap and full suspension.

  SOLD

French Helmets


Thumbnail (Click to Enlarge) Item Number
Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
FRH-01
French Military Firefighter Brass Adrian Helmet
This is a World War I era Paris France Military Firefighter Brass Helmet.

There is some wear and deep tarnish apparent throughout.  There are some dings to the top comb. There is a separately applied Paris Sappers Pomiers De Segre Republican shield, scroll, oak leaves and laural supporters with an embattled crown surmount on the front.

Here is a view of the inside. Here is a shot of the right and the left sides.  This is a view from the top.

It has a near good leather liner present. The original chin strap is present.

It is in very good to near excellent condition overall.

  SOLD

Other Country Combat Helmets


Thumbnail (Click to Enlarge) Item Number
Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
 OTCO-01
 World War Two Allied 1930's Steel Helmet
This is as shown.

It is in near excellent condition.

Here are other views  1  2  3  4.
 $99.99 Available
OTCO-011
 World War Two Allied 1930's Steel Helmet.
This is as shown.

It is in near excellent condition.

Here are other views  1  2  3.
$99.99 Available
OTCO-012
World War Two Allied 1930's Steel Helmet
This is as shown.

It is in near excellent condition.

Here are other views  1  2  3  4.
$99.99 Available
OTCO-013
World War Two Allied 1930's Steel Helmet
This is as shown.

It is in near excellent condition.

Here are other views  1  2  3  4.
$99.99 Available
OTCO-014
 World War Two Allied BELGIUM 1930's Steel Helmet
This is as shown with the Belgium flag colors.

It is in near excellent condition.

Here are other views  1  2  3  4.
  SOLD
OTCO-015
 World War Two AXIS Steel Helmet
This is as shown.

It is in near excellent condition.

Here are other views  1  2  3  4.
  SOLD
OTCO-016
 World War Two DUTCH Steel Helmet
This is as shown.

It is in near excellent condition.

Here are other views  1  2  3.
$99.99 Available
OTCO-017
 World War Two DUTCH Steel Helmet
This is as shown.

It is in near excellent condition.

Here are other views  1  2  3  4.
$99.99 Available
   DUT-01 DUTCH
World War Two near MINT Steel Combat Helmet with Strap & Liner.

This is as shown. It is in near excellent condition.

Here are other views 1  2  3  4.
  SOLD
OTCO-018
World War Two
East German M56 Steel Helmet  
This is as shown.

It is in near excellent condition.

Here are other views  1  2.
$99.99 Available
OTCO-019
 World War Two DUTCH Steel Helmet
This is as shown.

It is in near excellent condition.

Here are other views  1  2  3  4.
$99.99 Available
OTCO-020  World War Two 
East German M56 Steel Helmet
This is as shown.

It is in near excellent condition.

Here are other views  1  2  3.
$149.99 Available
OTCO-21
World War Two ALLIED Steel Helmet
This is as shown with makers mark & dated 3 41.

It is in near excellent condition.

Here are other views  1  2  3  4  5  6..
$99.99 Available
OTCO-22
World War Two FRANCE Steel Helmet
This is as shown.

It is in near excellent condition.

Here are other views  1  2  3  4.
  SOLD
OTCO-23  
World War Two UK Paratrooper  COMBAT Steel Helmet 
This is as shown marked SDH 38.

It is in near excellent condition.

Here are other views  1  2  3  4  5.
$649.99 Available
  MTR-1
UK
World War Two MINT Motorcycle Paratrooper COMBAT Steel Helmet
This is as shown and World War 2 dated.

Here are other views.  1   2     4  5 
 $749.99 Available