Israeli soldiers headgear - wtf?

#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?





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#2
rustygun said:
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?





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

The translation is, I believe, clown hat. Google it.
 
#6
ouyin said:
Changes the shape of the helmet; better camo. shape, shadow shine and all that.
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
 
#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
Blue/GreenJob said:
"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...
Which also provides somewhere to store your bag of frozen peas whilst on ex/ops
 

the_boy_syrup

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Book Reviewer
#11
Blue/GreenJob said:
"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...
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:
 

Schaden

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Book Reviewer
#13
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
the_boy_syrup said:
I think we have this thread every time these two go at each other
Can someone keep it safe until next time? :wink:
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?
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#16
rustygun said:
the_boy_syrup said:
I think we have this thread every time these two go at each other
Can someone keep it safe until next time? :wink:
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?
I was just thinking that myself
Surely you would just aim below the big white floppy hat and let go?
Or if you saw it coming towards you just aim at it anyway it's a dead givaway
 

RP578

LE
Book Reviewer
#18
Blue/GreenJob said:
"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...
Can't they use scrim like everyone else? It just seems like they've replaced one distinct shape with another.
 
#19
Theres also the added benefit that it being large and floppy, produces a bit more shade for their head in the sun.

And I believe the issue with it being a lighter colour isn't the fact that its an actual lighter colour but just the fact its covered in dust. I read somewhere that the israeli kit is designed to absorb dust very easily so that it fits the enviroment better, hence why they don't bother with cammoflauge, the green kit picks up the brown sh** in the air and on the ground and presto! insta-cam!
 

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