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    Collector Topics: Camouflage - M1940 Heer Three Color Scheme

The M1940 helmet shown below was found in a barn in the Netherlands in the mid-1990's.  The helmet has been covered in a sandy mixture of "zimmerit" paste that was typically used on armored vehicles.  The "zimmerit" has been spray painted in three colors consisting of "panzer yellow", "red brown", and "dark green."  No decals are visible under the painted finish.  The camouflaged pattern used on this helmet is consistent with that used in the fall of 1944 when German forces were in retreat through the Low Countries.  It is also likely that this helmet was left behind during the intense airborne battles surrounding Arnhem in September 1944.

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