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WWII Luftwaffe M35 Double Decal Helmet SE66- Original German WWII Luftwaffe M35 Double Decal Helmet SE66 - This Luftwaffe M35 helmet is a fine example of its type, featuring a second model Luftwaffe decal and a well-preserved Tri-Color decal. The exterior exhibits a commendable amount of original factory paint, with some wear under both decals that, while noticeable, does not significantly detract from the overall appearance. The interior retains a majority of its factory paint.The second model Luftwaffe decal is approximately 75% intact, showing signs of wear consistent with its age. The tri-color decal, while exhibiting some scratches, remains largely intact at around 90%. These imperfections are indicative of the helmet's service history and contribute to its historical character.The aluminum liner band, dated 1938, is of the reinforced type, further confirming the helmet's era. The leather liner is in excellent condition, marked as a size 58, and includes the original drawstring.Accompanying the helmet is a well-preserved brown Luftwaffe-issued chinstrap, manufactured in 1939. The strap is marked and exhibits excellent craftsmanship, contributing to the overall completeness of the helmet.In summary, this Luftwaffe M35 helmet is a notable piece of World War II history, displaying a pleasing combination of original features, authentic markings, and signs of genuine wartime use.