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This relates to a helmet rather than a vehicle, but I hope you’ll forgive me as this seems a good place to ask...

I’ve acquired a West German paratrooper helmet and I’m trying to ID what colour it was painted in for restoration purposes. Having looked at a RAL colour deck, I think it is probably one of the following:

RAL 7011 Eisengrau

RAL 7012 Basaltgrau

RAL 7015 Schiefergrau

RAL 7016 Anthrazitgrau

RAL 7024 Graphitgrau

Were any of the above an official colour used by the Bundeswehr for vehicles and / or equipment? It might help narrow it down.




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Danke. That’s an interesting picture. The BW Fallschirmjager seem to have used a variety of M38 style helmets before they settled on the M1 type FJ helmet.

My one is definitely dark blue and not olive. Dimensionally it is the same as a GSG9 helmet, but has recessed M38 style liner attachment bolt holes.

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