The M38 Fallschirmjager helmet was the standard issued helmet used by German Luftwaffe Fallschirmjager or paratroopers. It was adopted in 1938 and used during WWII (1939-1945).
The M38 Fallschirmjager helmet is similar to that of the standard German stahlhelm but has omitted the front visor and ear and neck skirt to be better suited for parachute operations. M38 helmets were often decaled with the Luftwaffe symbols during the early parts of the war (1939-1942). After 1942 the practice become less common. Towards the end of the war (1944-1945), Fallschirmjager helmets were at times replaced with the standard infantry helmets due to lack of supplies.