WWI German Helmets

There are two lugs on these helmets,one either side, that are not on helmets of the same shape as thosed used in WW2.

What was the purpose of these lugs?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stahlhelm#Models

I’m at work, so I can’t link you to an image…“weapons” is a blocked category:rolleyes:. However, the Germans issued an “armor upgrade” for the helmet that fastened partially by hooking over those lugs. Image Google for “WWI German helmet sniper brow” and you’ll see images of what I’m describing.

Well that’s sorted that thread out