Formed in late 1932 the Deutscher Luftschutzverband, (German Air Protection League), was a voluntary organization designed to provide civil air raid protection in large civilian centers. It has a stamped sheet steel construction Luftschutz M38 “Gladiator” style helmet retaining most of its original, smooth, dark satin blue painted finish.
The front center of the helmet has a Luftschutz emblem decal in place. The black detailed, silver decal features stylized spread wings with a central oak-leaf sprig and a canted swastika positioned below a scripted banner, “Luftschutz”.
It has two groups of seven “salt & pepper” ventilation holes on either side of the crown. All three of the small, flat headed, liner retaining rivets are intact. Complete liner and chinstrap. Sized marked 56.