This part of the museum will showcase the various types of headgear that were worn by German soldiers during WWII. Early war German helmets were model M35 and have a rolled rim and a rivet for an air vent. Most M35s are double decal, but as the war progressed, the semi gloss of the M35 was sometimes reissued with a dull textured finish covering one or both decals. Camouflage was often applied which also covered the original finish. Mid-War helmets were the model M40. Similar to the M35 in construction except the air vent was now pressed into the metal and not a separate piece. The Model M42 was later in the war and was designed to save manufacturing time by continuing the pressed air vent and to stop rolling the edge rim. This gives it a more flared out look.