German Helmet M18
This modified version of the M1918 helmet was first given to the German troops on the Western front in August 1918.
The main reason for this alteration was the fact that the standard model prevented good hearing within the trenches.
As the war was over 3 months later, not many of these helmets had even reached the front, so this helmet is rather scarce and original pieces cost more than a thousand Euros now.
Our helmet reproduction is of outstanding quality, made for reenactors and collectors alike.
The M16 and M18 helmets are fairly similar in appearance. The major difference is the chinstrap system. The M16 utilized the old M91 Pickelhaube chinstrap which attaches directly to keyed lugs which are riveted directly to the helmet’s skirt. The M18 helmet did away with the archaic M91 chinstrap system. The new design added chinstrap bails riveted.The so called M18-cut out helmet is one of the rarest of German helmets produced in both WWI and WWII. This authentic replica helmet is made of steel with rolled edges, a dark green matte finish and adjustable leather headliner and chin strap.
- Inner Diameter: Front to back 8 inches
- Ear to ear: 7 inches
- Circumference: 23.55 inches
- Actual Weight in Kg: 1.200 kg
- Actual Weight in Pounds: 2.6 lb