Colonel J's - Pickelhaube and Imperial German Musings
Pickelhaube Comments Pickelhaube Books Pickelhaube Articles Pickelhaubes Pickelhaube Identity Pickelhaube Map Pickelhaube

This is the helmet of a Bavarian General Adjutant.  Often you will see your of general adjutant and general doctor in the same breath.  The difference is in the chin scales. These are flat.  A doctor's chin scales are convex. The normal Bavarian general has silver fittings.  This one has gilt and gilt fittings are only used for general doctors and general adjutants. You can see there is a small tip out of the center shield of the enamel, but that the wappen itself is extremely ornate in detail. Unlike many Bavarian wappen, the small crowns on top of the Lions are also pierced on this example.  The cruciform base has very large stars.  You can see the two cockades. The Reich's cockade is a single ring model at 55 mm. The spike is fluted and unscrews for a feather Busch.

design and development by Flyswatter Designs