You are bidding on an EXCELLENT used example of a WW2 German Luftwaffe SSK90 Fleigerstahlhelm (Steel Flight Helmet), as used by many German pilots throughout WW2!
Made exclusively by Seimens, the SSK 90 helmet was a short-lived World War II Luftwaffe helmet. It was introduced on 8 May 1941, but withdrawn from service only 18 days later.
Designed to be worn on top of the standard flight helmet, the helmet’s core of interlocking hinged steel plates intended to protect against shrapnel and small-calibre machine gun fire. It was covered by padding and dark brown leather. A large section of padding at the front both provided extra padding in the event of a collision, and served as a “grab-roll” to quickly put on or remove the helmet. On either side was a cut-out for earphones, and a chinstrap used the same components – including buckles, leather, and snaps – found on German paratrooper helmets.
The Luftwaffe adopted these helmets for use on May 8, 1941. Due to their weight (just over 4 pounds), these helmets were withdrawn from service on May 26, 1941, remaining in service for less than a month. These helmets are more rare than any of the standard issue flight helmets due to their limited issuance and use in combat.
Made of steel & leather, this helmet is in EXCELLENT used condition! Worn in combat, there is some slight wear and marks, but nothing that detracts. The data label remains and clearly indicates, “SSK90”, and will fit size 60-62. No major damage, and the leather remains soft and supple, in a nice, rich, dark brown. Also still retains the original chin straps! One of the NICEST larger-sized examples I have seen, it would make a FANTASTIC addition to any collection or display!
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Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. I will describe each auction to the best of my knowledge and take as many photos necessary to ensure you are pleased upon receiving your item. All sales are final, so please make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction before you purchase.
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Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.
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