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Modern Day Military Helmet Types?

Submitted by on June 30, 2009 – 4:59 am4 Comments

hi I am a collector of military equipment and I have moved on to buying helmets. the problem is, I am completely clueless what types i have to choose from. I have heard of kevlar ac100 and all that but i don't know what they mean and the difference between each one. Basically my question is, can someone please take the time to explain each modern day U.S helmet please! thank you


  • Right-wing nutjob says:

    The helmet itself, modern ones, are all the same. The differences are in the chin straps and webbing, padding, etc. on the inside. Most of it is all interchangable

  • Dunno about the US ones. But the one the Israelis developed is amazingly comfortable and light, you could almost fall asleep just wearing it, lol. It’s very good in a practical sense too, giving plenty of room for peltors (reactive hearing protection) or radio headsets, and still offers plenty of protection.
    Sorry I can’t answer about the US helmets.

  • JScott says:

    The Army now issues the ACH (Army Combat Helmet). I don’t really know anything about the specs but it uses a set of pads that you can arrange to fit your head and the straps now attach to 4 points of the helmet instead of 2 like in the older versions.

  • TIM says:

    how can you tell what kind of helmet i have ? we have the one that has the weabing unside

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