Well since I am Helmets of War I thought it would be nice to include a few non-Germanic nations for a change. Here is one such find a WW2 M1940 Portuguese army helmet with full liner and original chinstrap still in tact.
What did the Portuguese army do in WW2? I have no idea but I'm sure someone out there does and would love to add this to their WW2 collection.
I love the look of this helmet as you literally look like a frog when you put it on. I'm a German size 66/59 and this thing fits me perfectly.
I call it the Kermit the Frog helmet. Only $100 will hop it right over to your side of the pond.
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GERMAN HELMET FACTORY PRODUCTION CODES
(Every original German helmet produced from 1935 to 45 had two factory stampings punched into the side and rear or both in the rear. The alpha numeric number refers to the factory location and the inside metric circumference in centimeters. The rear lot number refers to the production run and was used as a quality control measure. The font styles used at each factory were slightly different but highly consistent throughout the war and so fakes or reproductions will either not have these numbers at all or they will use the wrong font style or letter spacing and so are easily identified as post war made.)
(FS or EF)-Emaillierwerke AG, Fulda, Germany
(ET or ckl)-Eisenhuttenwerke, Thale, Germany
(Q)-Quist, Esslingen, Germany
(NS)-Vereinigte Deutsche Nikelwerke, Schwerte, Germany
(SE or hkp)-Sachsische Emaillier u. Stanzwerke, Lauter, Germany