Next Helmet also from Ciney Militaria, the second Danish model 1948 helmet for the Civilforsvaret.
This time with the same plastic liner like the green Army helmet, but this time in gray.
The finish of the shell has a rough texture. The color and texture are very similar to my restored German M40.
I found a Facebook page about the Danish M48 helm, see Philips Facebook Page.
The markings shown are the Danish crown and CF, and the manufacturer ULBRICHTS WITWE Gmb Schwanenstadt Austria. The production year is 1967.
I copied this information from Philips Facebook page as I didn't succeeded in linking to this article.
Danish Staalhjelm 48 (M48)
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After World War II, during the period 1945-1946, the Danish army used several types of helmets. A new helmet design, known as the M46, was produced in 1946 and the manufacturer Glud & Marstrand produced around 30,000 helmets in that year and production was discontinued. In 1948, the army decided to adopt the American M-1 helmet, which took the name of Staalhjelm 48 (M48). Initially, Denmark bought M-1 helmets directly from the US, where large stocks of the US Army had survived after the war. Denmark decided to start its own production in 1957. The first M48s produced were almost identical to the US M-1s, with the only differences that the steel used was manganese steel and that the chinstraps were riveted. The sub-helmets of these first models were manufactured in cotton Bakelite (brown-red colour) with a Riddell type suspension made of gray webbing. These helmets were painted dark green. Cotton bakelised sub-helmets were not suitable for the extreme Scandinavian climate and so in 1963, the production of the sub-helmets was assigned in to the company Dansk Industri Kunststof, which manufactured a new sub-helmet made of fiberglass impregnated with polystyrene, which could withstand temperature changes from -30 ° to + 40 °. The company also produced the sub-helmets for the Civilforsvaret. From 1965, the shells were manufactured in Austria by the firm of Ulbricts Witwe, Schwanenstedt and in Germany by Linnemann Schnetzer Ahlen and VDN / Busch Vereinigte Deutsche Nickelwerke AG in Schwerte. On this occasion, the helmets were fitted with metal clips for fastening the chin strap to the bails, unlike the previous Danish-built version. These shells were painted plain olive green. Finally, the M48 helmets started being manufactured specifically for the account of the Civilforsvaret. The hulls are identical to the military, were painted gray or orange high visibility, and were stamped CF logo and crown. The sub-helmets, with simplified by removing the neck strap and were produced in the same colours as the shell. In 1978, the last modernization took place with the adoption of the new US chinstrap typical of US M1 (1973). The M48 remained the standard combat helmet in the Danish army until 1992, from which it was replaced by the M96. This particular helmet is in a late Civilforsvaret model, most probably built the Austrian company Ulbricts Witwe, Schwanenstedt. The shell is identical to the US M1 (1951 model). It is in mint condition, complete with the Danish built fiberglass sub-helmet. The chinstrap is identical to the US M1 (1951 model).