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Mk 7 Helmet, what are the differences compared to the Mk 6A

#1
Just been informed that on deployment in the near future the Mk 7 helmet ill be introduced... Not long had the Mk6A, so what is the difference and why the short roll out of the Mk6A?????
 
#2
Mk 6A has been out for ages. Mk 7 currently (not 'the near future') issued. The main difference is that the 6A is black whilst the 7 is sandy coloured. Oh, and the front is different.
 
#3
The MK 7 was roled out last year, It has a much better harness system so more stable on the head, the frount is raised slightly which is better for using your sight on your rifle and I think is is lighter as well but that might just be me as I only had one on for a short while.
 
#4
Don't get me wrong mate my Mk 6 I had from 1993 until 2007... A 3 year cycle for a helmet seems a bit short that is why I ask..... Has anyone a picture of it as rumour says it is very similar to the US helmet.
 

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