WW1 GERMAN TRENCH ARMOUR-COMPLETE SET
In WW1 The war in Europe became a stalemate of static trench warfare with high losses of soldiers to both sides. The German Army issued Trench body armour and steel brow plates to snipers, machine gun crews and sentries to reduce the losses. The armour was very heavy with a large breast plate which had sections attached to the bottom resembling a lobster. The helmet brow plate was also heavy and fitted over the standard German helmet to utilising the two side lugs and a strap.
This listing is for a complete original set of Trench Armour which includes the helmet. The set consists of :
WW1 German Helmet with original finish maker stamped SI 62 one rivet and liner pad missing.
WW1 German helmet steel brow plate armour, Issue number stamped original retaining strap present but has been broken and repaired.
WW1 German body armour consisting of the breast plate with all three sections attached to the bottom. All parts have been stamped by the maker Krupp Steel and are section numbered. All webbing that attaches the plates together is original and present.
All items are in their original finish and have not been over-painted or messed with.
This set of armour is very rare and desirable to the market and would be the only complete set on the market in Australia today. Very few of them survived the war.
*Please note international and interstate buyers that if you are considering this purchase take into account the shipping costs.