- The Online Reference Guide to World War II German Helmets 1933-1945

    Heer (Army):  World War I Reissued Helmets

Reissued Helmets

Many World War model M1916, M1917, M1918, M1918 Ear Cut-Out and Austrian pattern helmets were factory refurbished and reissued to German infantry units between 1940 and 1943.  This was done to supplement shortfalls in helmet production while the Wehrmacht expanded its overall fighting forces in all branches of service.  Most helmets received a rough textured outer paint that was factory applied.  In some cases the textured paint was also applied to the inside of the helmet shell as well.  Almost every helmet received a single decal which was consistent with regulations held between 1940 and 1943.  However, some helmets retained their double decals and were simply reissued with a new liner band insert.  By 1943 most of the older model helmets had been reissued with production of both the M1940 and M1942 having met the overall shortfall.  Reissued World War I helmets generally contain the updated second pattern zinc liner bands.


Each section of is divided into separate Information Tracks that outline important details, facts, and historical notes pertaining to steel helmets used by the German Armed Forces during World War II.  

Information Tracks are organized by subject matter and their content is directly related to the service arm or organization to which each topic is related.  Topic areas that bridge one subject matter to another are cross linked within each Information Track.

This Information Track provides historical facts pertaining to World War I Reissued Heer Helmets from 1940-1943.  Individual links related to this subject are outlined below.

    Primary Topics

Army Main

M1918 Ear Cut-Out Helmets

Transitional Model Helmets

M1935    M1940    M1942

Austrian Transitional Helmets

Fiber Parade and Ceremonial

Reissued World War I Helmets


Austrian Reissued Helmets


The Left Side of a Single Decal Reissued M1918 Helmet.

  - The Online Reference Guide to World War II German Helmets 1933-1945

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