In the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, the LMZ factory converted a number of left-over Ssh-39 shells to accept the 3-pad liner system of the Ssh-40.  These helmets retain the 3 rivet external look of the Ssh-39, but have the 3-pad liner system on the interior fitted by means of a long, T- shaped hanger bracket to mount the front two pads.  The design located these two pads further back in the shell than a proper Ssh-40 and the result was a helmet that was not stable on the head.  As such, most of these helmets are stamped on the interior for “Training”

This example has quite a bit of exterior wear and shows evidence of a repaint at some point. There is much chipping to the repaint layer which exposes a well worn factory paint layer  The interior has an intact 3-pad liner system and the original drawstring.  It is stamped with the postwar, stylized, LMZ “Spider” stamp, size 3 and dated 1950.

This helmet has the wider, metal terminated chinstrap found on most all postwar LMZ made helmets.