Israeli soldiers headgear - wtf?

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  1. Two questions:

    What is the thing on their helmets that looks like a mushroom?

    Is this something they make the national service guys wear to humiliate them?


  2. Changes the shape of the helmet; better camo. shape, shadow shine and all that.

    The translation is, I believe, clown hat. Google it.
  3. what do you do if the wind gets up behind you? :)
  4. These guys obviously lost the drinking competition last night, and now have to take the forfeit.
  5. Israeli kit is pretty damm good and would not knock anything they have!
  6. Surely there's more to it. Is there a toggle you pull and it deploys a hoochie to sleep under or an invisibility cloak or something like that?

    Don't the infantry suffer enough already?
  7. I thought it might be kosher headgear
  8. I mean look at this sad fcuker down the back end... his is falling off! Where's his sense of dignity??


  9. "The Mitznefet is an infantry helmet cover used by the Israeli Defense Forces as of 2006.
    It is considerably larger than the helmet,
    giving the impression of a militarised chef's hat,
    shower cap or clown'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."

    There ya go...straight from the horses mouth...
  10. Which also provides somewhere to store your bag of frozen peas whilst on ex/ops
  11. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    I think we have this thread every time these two go at each other
    Can someone keep it safe until next time? :wink:
  12. Ironically then its like a big foreskin :omfg:
  13. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    Someone should tell them it's not working very well - on the poor sod at the back it's the only thing you can see of him!
  14. I may've slept through the last show (I'm not from Gaza) - sorry for re-hashing.

    Since their helmet is already a shapeless, rice-bowl style I can't see the value of disrupting it with this pizza-cook's hat.

    But why have it a different colour?
  15. look at the trees behind. being evaluated now. by people who of course are not there