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Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH) is based on the MICH design and provides an improved helmet to soldiers, replacing the older PASGT. Comes with pad suspension system and the four-point chinstrap. The GI helmet pads by Team Wendy are still issued, making the helmets almost unwearable so troops take them off or loosen the chin straps trying to get relief…ruining their protection. Original estimates were the ECH would be 35% lighter, but as tests showed it could not meet specs, the weight was increased to that equal the ACH/MICH.(Please note; Being a collector myself, I am averse to "destroying" a quality, original helmet.All helmets that I salvage for parts are no longer collectible due to having been repainted or damaged in some other way) I generally have a stock of various parts in assorted sizes with assorted markings.The enclosed helmet covered the entire head, with full protection for the face and somewhat deeper coverage for the sides and back of the head than that found on previous types of helmets.It was developed near the end of 12th century and was largely superseded by the true great helm by c. It is distinguishable from the great helm by a much greater depth to the face protection when compared to the depth of the helmet at the rear and sides. See examples here There are four major helmet types in use in the US Military today. We’re hearing from the field that the ECH, outfitted with the old Team Wendy helmet pads, cause the same problems seen with the ACH and GI helmet pads. Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH) is a United States Marine Corps program to replace the combat helmets of the U. Army, Navy, and Marines using thermoplastics instead of the ballistic fibers used on the current generation combat helmets.
Looks very similar to the PASGT, but has a four-point chinstrap built-in and is about 6 ounces lighter.
The pattern has long been associated with the German 6th FJ regiment due to existing specimens having been brought home by US 101st airborne veterans who got them in Carentan.
But this one is positively IDentified as a 6th FJR helmet due to the name, rank and unit penned into the liner; Oberjager Reidl of II/6 (second battalion, 6th regiment).
Standard with a pad suspension and four-point chinstrap. The GI helmet pads by Team Wendy are still issued, making the helmets almost unwearable so troops take them off or loosen the chin straps trying to get relief…ruining their protection.
Personal Armor System for Ground Troops (PASGT) helmet (also called the K-Pot) is made of and has been in use since 1983.