Scarce Combat Used German WWII Type-1 Africa Corps Tropical Pith Helmet U.S. Veteran Bringback. First pattern tropical pith helmet, with a formed, cork core covered in a ribbed, tan cotton twill. The helmet features a six panel, vertically seamed, tan cotton twill crown with a horizontal band stitched at the rear center at the juncture of the crown and the all around visor. The helmet has two stamped alloy shields with a national eagle to the left side and a national tri-color shield to the right side with some loss (see photos) . The national eagle shield features a high relief, embossed, silver washed, Wehrmacht style eagle with down-swept wings, on a slightly textured, black painted, background field. The national tri-color shield features three diagonally angled bars in the colors of red, white, and black on a slightly textured background field. Nice complete leather sweatband and chinstrap. Shows the expected age and wear on the rim and leather sweatband. A true used U.S. Veteran bringback. Not a common surplus unused type 2 that is seen. This is the rare version. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic and untouched . Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided.