Italian Military field artillery regiment Stencil. This stencil was worn by the famous 8th regiment with and without the number '8' in the circle. You can purchase the number 8 separately. The 8th Regiment fought with honour in Russia in the Stalingrad campaign. This stencil was also used by other field artillery units. www.warhats.com
Volkswagen (VW) was originally founded in 1937 by the Nazi trade union, the German Labour Front (Deutsche Arbeitsfront). In 1933, Adolf Hitler demanding the production of a basic vehicle capable of transporting two adults and three children at 100 km/h (62 mph). He wanted his German citizens to have the same access to a car as the Americans. This stencil is suitable for hand or spray painting but has to be finished with hand painting. www.warhats.com
Apply the blank shield first and paint in blue. Allow to dry and then apply the '100' stencil making sure the edges surround the blue shield properly. Paint in the outline and the bottom half of the '100' in gold or yellow paint and allow to dry. Paint in the top half of the '100' in white paint and allow to dry. Remove the stencil and hand paint in the sections where the 'tabs' were, including joining up the gaps in the '100'. www.warhats.com
The 82'd Airborne Division use of stencils was sporadic until after WW2. From information available we think this is the closest match to a third battalion stencil. Black circle with forward facing arrow. This can be hand or spray painted and is easy to apply. www.warhats.com
Hanomag Helmet Stencil During WW2, the car plant made military vehicle engines, a military version of their heavy tractor renamed the SS-100, and half track troop carriers. Hanomag 20 B, a 4-wheel-drive Small Unit-Personnel Carrier was produced 1937-1940 (ca. 2000) under the parentage of Stower (as the R180, R200 and Type 40). Capacity problems by Stoewer resulted in co-production by both BMW (as the 325) and Hanomag. www.warhats.com
WWII NSU Factory Guard, Air Defence & Fireman's Helmet Stencil During World War II NSU designed and produced the Kettenkrad, the NSU HK101, a half-tracked motorcycle with the engine of the Opel Olympia. It was acquired by Volkswagen Group in 1969. VW merged the company with Auto Union, to eventually evolve into Audi as it is known today. This stencil marking would have been worn on the helmets of NSU employed personnel, air defence, Fire units and Security guards. www.warhats.com
Korean War 65th Infantry Regiment "The Borinqueneers" Helmet Stencil. This is the only stencil for "The Borinqueneers" worn in the Korean War. They are a Puerto Rican regiment of the United States Army. The 65th Infantry Regiment participated in World War I, World War II and the Korean War & still serve today. This the Korean War version of the stencil worn on the left of the helmet. The Third infantry stencil was worn on the right hand side. www.WarHats.com
WW2 65th Infantry Regiment "The Borinqueneers" Helmet Stencil. This is the only stencil for "The Borinqueneers" worn in WW2. They are a Puerto Rican regiment of the United States Army. The regiments motto is Honor et Fidelitas, Latin for Honor and Fidelity. The 65th Infantry Regiment participated in World War I, World War II and the Korean War & still serve today. This the WWII version of the stencil worn on the front of the helmet. WWW.WarHats.com
WW2 Messerschmitt Factory Guard, Air Defence & Fireman's Helmet Stencil Messerschmitt AG was a famous German aircraft manufacturing corporation (AG) named after its chief designer, Willy Messerschmitt, and known primarily for its World War II fighter aircraft, notably the Bf 109 and Me 262. This stencil marking would have been worn on the helmets of Messerschmitt employed personnel, air defence, Fire units and Security guards. www.WarHats.com
WWII Womens Land army Helmet Stencil The Women's Land Army (WLA) was a British civilian organisation created during the First and Second World Wars to work in agriculture replacing men called up to the military. Women who worked for the WLA were commonly known as Land Girls. www.warhats.com
This marking and other variations, were used on British Tommy helmets (and other civil helmets) by the Austin Motor Company in WW2. These would have been worn by Wardens patrolling the factories to ensure 'all lights were out' and to help rescue personnel if the factory was bombed. During the Second World War Austin built cars but also made trucks and aircraft, including the Lancaster bombers of the RAF (Royal Air Force), 617 squadron, better known as the Dambusters. www.warhats.com
WWII Womens Land army Helmet Stencil The Women's Land Army (WLA) was a British civilian organisation created during the First and Second World Wars to work in agriculture replacing men called up to the military. Women who worked for the WLA were commonly known as Land Girls. This stencil is take from an original example and is suitable for spray or hand painting. www.warhats.com
Pretty much every German factory had security guards & firemen to help protect their plant and to free up resources for the armed forces. This stencil can be used for Mercedes-Benz factory guards or firemen. The picture opposite shows it being used on a fireman's helmet. Buy a helmet, apply the stencil and keep it in the back seat of your Mercedes - very cool!
The Focke Wulf factory produced many aircraft prior to and during WW2 in Germany and Poland. This stencil would have been used on helmets by factory guards, firemen and air defence units. As far as we are aware all the Focke Wolf marked helmets were stencilled and were not transfers or decals. This is an advanced level stencil and is only suitable for enthusiasts good with spray painting and fine hand painting skills. www.WarHats.com
WW2 Schnellboot, S-Boot or E-boat 5th Flotilla. The S-boat was a very fast vessel, able to cruise at 40 or 50 knots, and its wooden hull meant it could cross magnetic minefields unharmed. It was better suited to the open sea and had substantially longer range (approximately 700 nautical miles) than the American PT boat and the British Motor Torpedo Boat (MTB). This is the 5th Schnellboot insignia.
The ARP Wardens helped rescue people after air raids and other attacks, and some women became ARP Ambulance Attendants whose job was to help administer first aid to casualties, search for survivors, and help recover bodies. Their main role was to patrol the streets during blackout, to ensure that no light was visible. Wardens wore a white 'W' on a black helmet while Chief Wardens who wore white helmets with black lettering.
This stencil will allow you to paint three different battalions and 5 companies within each battalion using one stencil. The 80th Inf Div usually wore the Battalion insignia to the front of the helmet and the Divisional marking to the rear. The picture to the right shows the HQ company of the 313'd Machine Gun Battalion.
WWI Second Infantry Division - Indian Head Helmet Stencil This division served in WW1, WW2 and recent conflicts, This stencil is reusable and can be used on WW1 helmets, where various different combinations of stencil were used. This stencil has been deliberately made to look hand painted with the bottom two star points missing. It has been taken from an original helmet. If you want the full star its easy just go to our stencil instructions page.
The 'Thunderbird' Division took part in intense fighting during the invasion of Sicily and the attack on Salerno in the 1943 Italian Campaign. Slowly advancing through Italy, they fought in Anzio and in Monte Cassino. After landing in France during Operation Dragoon, they joined the 1945 drive into Nazi Germany that ended the War in Europe.