|The green net for the
M1935-53 helmet as used by the BGS (Bundesgrenzschutz). Secured by six
|This is also a BGS cover. It
has seven foliage loops. The pattern is called Sumpftarn.
|Ventless M1953 BGS helmet
with Manöverband or Helmband. The band has a red side and a yellow
side. The back part is elastic, and it is secured on the helmet by
means of three aluminium hooks, that sit on white elastic cords.
|This picture shows the
elastic section of the band, as well as the yellow side.
|Aftermarket cover for the
M1956 (M-1 clone) helmet. The design of the cover is exactly like that
of the U.S. M-1 cover. I show it as a curiosity.
|The Stahlhelm Modell 1A1
(M1959 and M1960) with
secured on the helmet with seven (Or six) large hooks. This type of net
was introduced in 1961.
|According to Baer, 500 where
made of this reversible trial cover for the Model 1A1. The material is
plastic-coated fabric, with the fabric side white and olive, and the
plastic side olive. The cover is held in place by an elastic
cord. The stamp can be seen below.
|This is the reverse side of
the cover above.
|This is a reversible
"Amoeba" camouflage cover on a M1A1. The cover is reversible and has
"autumn" side (Seen here) and a "spring" side (Seen below). It is held
in place by an elastic drawstring.
No camouflage covers where issued by the Bundeswehr until the Flecktarn cover was introduced in 1991. Different covers where however made locally and used by individuals.
for the Model 1A1. Held in place by an elastic cord.
|A similar unofficial cover,
but in the early lighter colours. This one has a washing label with the
text 'Made in Germany', which I find curious. M1A1 helmets where
exported to Iran, but did they include covers? In that case, this could
be one of them. In fact, this cover sat on a helmet that may be a
former Iranian helmet.
with Flecktarn cover, introduced in 1991.
cover as above. Reverse side. The white colour is quite thick. Note
that a genuine cover for the West German steel helmets is marked with
an "S" (="Stahlhelm") and a size number on the white side.
|German B826 with Flecktarn
cover. Note the different position of the foliage bands as compared to
the steel helmet cover.
|The same cover as above.
Reverse side. Note
that a genuine cover for the German Aramid helmets is marked with
an "G" (="Gefechtshelm") and a size number on the white side (See the
small picture. The stamp is very faint on this cover, but i have tried
to enhance the picture to make it legible).
|This is the UN cover for the
|Amber helmet mounted beacon
held in place by three elastic bands with metal hooks. The bands and
the plastic lower part of the beacon (Holds two 1,5 V batteries) are a
dark olive green. The manufacturer is CEAG, and the NSN is
6230-12-140-6063. This is one of the more odd helmet accessories.
(My cat passes by in behind)
|Desert Flecktarn cover with
foliage loops. The "G" stamp inside shows that this is an Bundeswehr
issue cover for the "Gefechtshelm".
|A new reversible cover for the Gefechtshelm (B 826) with one
side in Flecktarn and the reverse side in Wüstentarn. The
Flecktarn side has foliage loop bands. The stamp can be seen below.
|The reverse side of the cover. The inventory tag can be seen
|This is probably a commercial
item, made for paintball players etc.