is the army issue new mark of helmets?

#2
MUTTSNUTTS said:
i have heard the army is issuing new model of helmet for ops is this true or complete BS???
We in 49 Para have moved up to matt finish colanders, very cool in hot weather and damned smart as well!
 
#5
They look exactly like the normal helmet but black instead of green and give better balistic protection.

My understanding is that, as they are a 'skin contact item', they will be personal issue (i.e. it will become 'your' helmet) but they will only be issued on Ops.
 
#8
Crazy_Legs said:
they will only be issued on Ops.
so with the exception of the majority of the APTC and some fat nurses, all of us will have them soon then!
 
#10
Im a fat nurse who is ex-APTC so Im not expecting to get one at all
 
#11
Black hmmn, SO19 issue? can't be 'them' cos 'they' need helmets,
Kevlar? hope not it weighs a tonne, will stop a round but the shock of impact will snap your neck, so I've been told.
 
#12
FFBox said:
Black hmmn, SO19 issue? can't be 'them' cos 'they' need helmets,
Kevlar? hope not it weighs a tonne, will stop a round but the shock of impact will snap your neck, so I've been told.
Weighs the same as the green one but a lot better balistic protection!
 
#14
read somewhere the new helmets have some type of Mesh lining to aide ventilation.
think it may have been in the MOD news paper with an article on the Clothing IPT & the new range of Dessie kit they have recently trialed/brought out.
 
#15
Been on issue in operational theatres for over a year now.
 
#18
The new helmet is the Mk6a, and is being rolled out to operational theatres as I type. It is a one for one exchange in the stores, so you keep it when you return back to the UK. I imagine that eventually everyone will be issued it.
It is a damn sight more comfortable than the original Mk6 with the annoying green string...
 
#20
Having just returned from Telic 8 ,I can confirm that the MK6A helmet is issued to troops in Iraq that go ''outside the wire'' I had to give mine back as soon as we were handing in our OP ammo.
 

Latest Threads

Top