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|Helmet - Parachutist|
Introduced in the early 1980s to replace the HSAT that had changed little since WW2. Manufactured from glass fibre the helmet could be worn either with the GS nylon and PVC harness (as utilised on the Northern Ireland Combat Helmet), or be retrofitted with the old style webbing 'chin cup' harness.
Later marks of this helmet pattern are made from ballistic nylon which offers significantly more protection than the earlier lightweight variants - but still less than offered by the Mk.6 Combat Helmet.