I managed to snag a small batch of these VERY hard to find Unissued helmets. These came shipped to me in their original boxes from the factory. You really can't get much better than this!
The original design for the shell was introduced in 1944, but never made it into service with the Wehrmacht. In 1956, East Germans began using the shell with a WW2 style liner. In 1976, this liner style, which was cheaper and more comfortable than the previous liner, was introduced and used until the reunification in 1989.
These helmets were exported to MANY countries who used them and some still to this day. Vietnam, Serbia, Bosnia, many African countries, and other various nations are among the many.
Sadly, these have become VERY difficult to find even for me, and I'm not sure I'll be able to get more after this batch is gone. Grab yours today!