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Posted 3 years ago

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pickrknows
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WW#2 era helmet, very heavy to wear!
This piece was from a friend who was over working for the military.
He was given it by a" Brandtweer" ,not sure if thats how you say/spell it, but it was a German firefighter.
Looks like something from "Hogans Hero's"! Cheers!!

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  1. pickrknows pickrknows, 3 years ago
    Thank-you packrat-place!
  2. pickrknows pickrknows, 3 years ago
    Thank-you Bellin!
  3. pickrknows pickrknows, 2 years ago
    Thank-you Vontrike & Deanteaks!!
  4. pickrknows pickrknows, 2 years ago
    Hi Scott, I believe the topper to be strictly decorative, although it would add a great deal of ridgidity to any other helmet, this sucker does'nt require any more of that, it's as solid as an old Buick!!
    Back in the day, a piece like this would add a bit of deflexion to the top in the event of bricks/stone/slate shingles etc. coming down, they would'nt be hitting you square in the head, it would deflect somewhat.
  5. pickrknows pickrknows, 2 years ago
    You are forgetting that this is for firefighting, not war. This helmet is so solid that a brick to the head would not hurt the helmet,but still hurt the head/neck, this added piece might help slightly in rare instances, but not much.I guess what I'm saying is it does have somewhat of a purpose,but is also mostly for show. It also helped differentiate the firefighters from the army, as the helmets are very much alike, just different color and no "hood ornament" . Cheers, bernie

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