WW2 German Luftwaffe Drooptail Eagle Double Decal Helmet
A very good M35 Luftwaffe Double Decal helmet with early first pattern drooptail eagle.
A totally untouched piece this helmet is by the maker Quist with factory blue luftwaffe paint to inside & out. The drooptail luftwaffe eagle is largely intact with natural scuffing & wear which matches the overall condition of this well fielded helmet. The tricolour national shield is also largely intact with age & wear commensurate to the rest of the helmet. All three of the early brass liner pins bear traces of the original blue luftwaffe paint & are totally original to the helmet . Leather liner is intact & when carefully lifted a unit marking of ' 2/156 ' can be seen handwritten to its reverse. It is quite typical to see unit markings on early Luftwaffe helmets although not necessarily standard. The aluminium liner band is dated 1937. The maker & size mark of ' Q64' can be seen to side for the maker Quist with lot number to rear of ' 3042'. Chinstrap is a correct Luftwaffe issue in brown leather with faded markings just about visible to underside of pointed end.
A heavily used helmet there is paint loss to the exterior of the shell leaving a very natural age patina which I have left as it came . Now a very rare helmet to find with the early drooptail eagle.