Scarce, WWII German Luftwaffe Tropical Pith Helmet, Tan Canvas- The tan exterior of this helmet has moderate soiling and some noticeable water staining, but is otherwise in outstanding shape, with the underlying shell in perfect form! The National color shield on the right side (as worn) has the silver center bar toned dark, but is otherwise excellent. The incredibly detailed, high quality nickel/ silver finished Luftwaffe Adler (eagle) on the left side is lightly toned, and absolutely spectacular! The matching colored cloth brim edge wrap is in fine condition. The interior is the exact same color as the exterior, and unlined. The helmet is amazingly lightweight! The Ersatzleder (substitute leather) deep reddish- brown sweatband (probably “Alkor” material) has stiffened up over time and while complete and in otherwise great shape, probably should not be bent. The band is mounted to the inside of the helmet via a series of round pads covered in the same tan fabric as the helmet itself. Very cool piece!