Waffen-SS 2nd Pattern Oakleaf 'A' Camouflage Helmet Cover (Stahlhelmbezüge). By regulations of around mid-1942 foliage loops were added to the camouflage covers. This cover is showing the reversible spring/autumn camouflage colours in the oakleaf 'A' (Eichenlaubmuster A) camouflage pattern. The cover was secured to the helmet by three springs, the springs are still functional. Some rust spots are visible on the cloth, see close-up photos. The bottom edges of the springs are rivetted to the rocker clips while the top edges of the springs are stitched directly to the cover. The cover is marked with a red-ink marking (size 3), the cover will fit on a size '64' helmet. Scarce original Waffen-SS camouflage helmet cover in very good condition!
This helmet cover originates from the collection of the recently closed Eyewitness Museum and was in display in the diorama in the last picture!