WWII German Stencils:
WW2 German Auto Union Factory Helmet Stencil Template for M34 M35 M40 M42 Stahlhelm
Re-usable stencil template that can be used on WWII German Helmets to create the insignia for the Auto Union manufacturing & production Security guards, air defence and Fire Service.
Auto Union AG, Chemnitz, was an amalgamation of four German automobile manufacturers, founded in 1932 and established in 1936 in Chemnitz, Saxony, during the Great Depression. From 1940 to the end of the war the company produced exclusively for the German armed forces.
This stencil marking would have been worn on the helmets of auto Union employed personnel, Fire units and Security guards.
VW Volkswagen Security, Air Defence, Factory Guard & First aid Stencil
Hitler chose to sponsor an all-new, state-owned factory using Ferdinand Porsche's design (with some of Hitler's design constraints, including an air-cooled engine so nothing could freeze). VW went on to produce the Beetle, Kübelwagen, Schwimmwagen and KdF Beetle (60L,92,82e) . This stencil is suitable for hand or spray painting but has to be finished with hand painting.
Pre WW2 German Zeppelin Helmet Security, Factory Guard, Air Defence & Fireman's Helmet Stencil 'Z'
This 'Z' stencil would be worn on the left hand side of the helmet and would sometimes be used with the 'DZR' stencil below, which was applied to the front of the helmet. Used in pre-ww2 Germany during the Nazi period.
Pre WW2 German Zeppelin Helmet Security, Factory Guard, Air Defence & Fireman's Helmet Stencil DZR
Following 1933, the establishment of the Third Reich in Germany began to overshadow the Zeppelin business. The Nazis knew very well Zeppelins would be useless in combat and thus chose to focus on heavier-than-air technology.
On the other hand, they were eager to exploit the popularity of the airships for propaganda. As Eckener refused to cooperate, Hermann Göring, the German Air minister, formed a new airline in 1935, the Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei (DZR), which took over operation of airship flights. Zeppelins would now display the Nazi swastica on their fins and occasionally tour Germany to play march music and propaganda speeches for the people from the air. This stencil was also used with the 'Z' zeppelin stencil above.
WW2 German Hanomag Helmet Security, Factory Guard, Air Defence & Fireman's 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.
WWII Heinkel Factory Guard, Air Defence & Fireman's Helmet Stencil
Heinkel Flugzeugwerke was a German aircraft manufacturing company founded by and named after Ernst Heinkel. It is noted for producing bomber aircraft for the Luftwaffe in World War II and for important contributions to high-speed flight, with the pioneering examples of a successful liquid-fueled rocket and a turbojet-powered aircraft in aviation history, with both Heinkel designs' first flights occurring shortly before the outbreak of World War II in Europe.
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.
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. The 'eagle' stencil (see stencil below), was also worn on the sides on some helmets.
WW2 Messerschmitt Factory Guard, Air Defence & Fireman's Helmet Stencil Eagle
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. It was worn on one or both sides of the helmet and usually in conjunction with the 'Messerschmitt' (see above stencil), wording on the front of the helmet.
WW2 Mercedes-Benz Factory Guard & Fireman's Helmet Stencil
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!
WW2 Focke Wulf Factory Guard or Luftschutz Helmet Stencil
The Focke Wulf factory produced many aircraft prior to and during WW2 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 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.
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.
WW2 German M35 M40 M42 Helmet Stencil 7./St.G I Graf Zeppelin 7th Staffel Luftwaffe
Stencil template that can be used on a German WW2 Helmet to create the 7./St.G I Graf Zeppelin insignia. The unit was formed as part of the strike component of the aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin and then became the 7th Staffel in July 1940.
German WW2 White Russian Stencil Version 1
A white émigré was a Russian who emigrated from Russia in the wake of the Russian Revolution and Russian Civil War, and who was in opposition to the communist Russian political climate. Many joined the German Army in WWII thinking that they were liberating their country from Bolsheviks. This stencil, as all our stencils are reusable. Share it amongst your re-enactment unit.
German DAK Helmet Stencil Palm tree and Swastica
There is still debate over whether these helmet markings were ever used with very few surviving examples. However there is one thing for sure there are no surviving examples with transfer decal applied markings. All existing markings were hand painted or from stencils - just as in this Deutsches Afrikakorps example.
Mylar German Stencils:
We can make up pretty much any helmet stencil you want, just email us and ask.