German WWII M42 Steel Helmet Stahlhelm 42- Extra Large Size
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New Made Item: Simply put this is the very best reproduction M1942 helmet available anywhere. It is an IMA exclusive and has been in development for over a year. It was copied exactly from an original in the IMA collection.
Germany entered WWII with the M-35 helmet as standard issue (WW1 M-16 & M-18 helmets were also in use). In 1942, Due to wartime demands, the M-42 design was put into production because it was significantly quicker to manufacture. The rolled edge of the M-35 shell was eliminated, creating an unfinished edge along the rim. This edge flared out slightly, along the base of the skirt. The elimination of the rolled edge expedited the manufacturing process and reduced the amount of metal used in each helmet, without sacrificing protection.
Let us explain precisely why it is the very best M42 reproduction helmet available on the market today:
The shell is constructed of 1.8mm thick steel, exactly the same thickness used by the Germans in WWII. This means our helmet is as heavy and as solid as an original. The shell is large (size70) and has the correct M1942 flared edge as well as proper pressed steel ventilation holes. For added authenticity we stamped a German wartime four-digit code at nape and ET-70 over ear.
The liner comprised of soft tan (cream colored) genuine leather that, just like the originals, will turn…