Steel liner to M40/42 German helmets

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An nice copy of the German helmet liner. The sizes are accurate and the materials are carefully selected. Aluminum bands, 1.5 mm leather in the shape of a sphere, beige or brown felt. Stamped with the size and name of the manufacturer (A.W.N. BERLIN 1941). Earrings are steel, bent from a wire. Springs are painted gray. Skin light cream color. On the inside of the leather part there is a stamp of the manufacturer Anton Kreisel Bielefeld (the last word is a city in Germany) and the leather production date is 9-40 (September 1940). On one of the petals is a stamp with a size in a circle (for example, 58).

Split-pins and chin strap are not included in the set. They are sold separately. In this product, we offer what is seen in the photo, that is, the liner assembled with leather and the lace.

The M35 and M40 liners are interchangeable, both types of liners were installed in M35 and M40 helmets without any system (given only that the steel liners began to be produced in 1940, and the aluminum ones were finished and used in the same year).

How to choose a size?

Measure your head with a flexible meter horizontally around above the ears before purchase, and find out the size of your head (the same size has the liner). If you choose the size of the liner to match the size of your helmet, then it will fit your helmet, but not necessarily your head. The Germans had 6 sizes of helmets, each size was intended only for two adjacent head sizes. In other words, it is impossible to pull the ET62 helmet on the head 58 cm, it doesn't depend on liner size.

Historical reference.

The liner of the 1931/40 type was assembled from steel hoops, since in 1940 the Germans reduced price of their helmet and its liner. In particular, they excluded aluminum, valuable for aviation and ammunition, by donating the weight of the product.