The German government made four basic types of German combat helmets during WWII. The German M35, German M40, German M42, and the German paratrooper helmet M38. They also made civil helmets and reissued helmets from WWI. German combat helmets were used by the luftwaffe (air force), heer (army), kriegsmarine (navy), police, and the SS. German military helmets can come in double decal(most prized), single decal, and no decal at all. The most prized WW2 German helmets are the SS German helmets, paratrooper m38 helmet, and camo German helmets. Each camouflaged helmet is unique and a piece of art to collectors. It is also possible to see what front the soldier was fighting in looking at the camo colors and patterns. Some camo helmets may have chicken wire, nets, wire, or rubber bands added to them to attach limbs and grasses for camouflage. Civil German military helmets are the least wanted because they were not used in combat. The pictures shown are helmets that I have owned over the years. If you have a German WWII helmet that you are thinking of selling, please contact me, as I will pay a fair price. If you simply want a free appraisal for your German WWII helmet, contact me as well. If you are looking to buy a WWII German helmet, none of the above are for sale on this site at this time.