Israeli helmet cover

#1
Anyone know why the israeli helmet cover looks like it does. Is it to do with disrupting head shape for camouflage or does it give them the edge on they enemy enabling them to get the first shot off whilst the enemy is rolling about pissing themselves with laughter?
 
#3
The Mitznefet is a covering for the infantry helmet used by the Israeli Defense Forces as of 1994. It is considerably larger than the helmet, giving the impression of a militarised chef's hat. The purpose of the floppy helmet cover is to break up the distinctive outline of a helmeted head and thus assist in the camouflage of the wearer. It was originally adapted in the 1990s for guerrilla warfare in the wood and bush land of south Lebanon, later adding a two sided camo, one for desert and one for woodland terrain. The Mitznefet is easily removable, and can be attached to the helmet while folded.[SUP][1][/SUP]
The term comes from the mitznefet, or turban, worn by the high priest in the Temple of Jerusalem, originating in a Hebrew language root meaning "to wrap".
 
#4
Cheers I always wondered why they wore them. I wonder what the reaction would be if they were introduced over here? There would be all sorts of strange shaping going on especially airborne flat cap lol
 
#5
They're ******* ridiculous - i mean, if you saw one at a distance in failing light they barely even look like soldiers ffs !!!
Pretty sure that's the whole point. Wouldn't be too practical in wooded areas though
 
#7
I don't know what the fuss is about.

This mitznefet doesn't look at all ridiculous, and certainly wouldn't get in the way, or get snagged at a critical moment. Oh no, rather practical and very smart.

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Hayim Rosenbaum.
mitznefet salesman of the year 2013.
 
#8
The Mitznefet is a covering for the infantry helmet used by the Israeli Defense Forces as of 1994. It is considerably larger than the helmet, giving the impression of a militarised chef's hat. The purpose of the floppy helmet cover is to break up the distinctive outline of a helmeted head and thus assist in the camouflage of the wearer. It was originally adapted in the 1990s for guerrilla warfare in the wood and bush land of south Lebanon, later adding a two sided camo, one for desert and one for woodland terrain. The Mitznefet is easily removable, and can be attached to the helmet while folded.[SUP][1][/SUP]
The term comes from the mitznefet, or turban, worn by the high priest in the Temple of Jerusalem, originating in a Hebrew language root meaning "to wrap".
Yes yes. But it also allows for a lot more ciggies and compo to be carried.
 
#9
I don't know what the fuss is about.

This mitznefet doesn't look at all ridiculous, and certainly wouldn't get in the way, or get snagged at a critical moment. Oh no, rather practical and very smart.

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Hayim Rosenbaum.
mitznefet salesman of the year 2013.
I suppose a couple of lads could chuck theirs over an APC in an emergency
 
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#12
As in every military you have some old school who say "Screw this for a bunch of soldiers..."





 
#13
Does it double as an air-tight shower cap?
 
#16
I don't know what the fuss is about.

This mitznefet doesn't look at all ridiculous, and certainly wouldn't get in the way, or get snagged at a critical moment. Oh no, rather practical and very smart.

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Hayim Rosenbaum.
mitznefet salesman of the year 2013.
That's hilarious, it's like something the Saudi National Guard would charge about in.
 
#19
Which means it achieves its purpose, Shirley?

Would you rather be a dead soldier, than a slightly oddly attired living soldier?
Was there a whooshing noise overhead as you read that?

My Spanish mate pronounces the name as: "Hoo'at"


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