SureFire HL1 Helmet Light (Tan)

Sunday June 27th, 2021 admin

HL1 Helmet Light (Description from official website) Go Head To Head With Darkness. The compact, variable-output HL1 HelmetLight features primary and secondary LEDs and one infrared Identify Friend or Foe (IFF) beacon. The primary LEDs are perfect for general-purpose close-work illumination. The colored secondary LEDs serve the same purpose but […]

Navy Diaphragm (ND) Mark IV Gas Mask

Wednesday February 10th, 2021 admin

The US Navy Diaphragm (ND) Mark IV Gas Mask was made in 1943-44 to replace the Mark III. The Mark III featured small oval-ish eye lenses, while the Mark IV features large semi-triangular eye lenses, providing more field of vision. The size of the Mark IV is “U” which means […]

M-1C Parachutist’s Helmet (Post Vietnam War)

Tuesday October 6th, 2020 admin

Stock Number Reference: Components Item NSN Assign Date Helmet, Parachutist’s, Steel, Fastened w/Chin Strap w/Quick Release Snap Fastener 8470-00-161-9414 Unknown Liner, Parachutist’s Helmet 8470-00-753-5793 Unknown

Army Air Force Anti-Flak Goggle/Eyeshield

Tuesday October 6th, 2020 admin

Goggles manufactured in heavy gauge olive drab painted steel with a series of six horizontal slit cut-outs for each eye. Simple corduroy face padding at the upper and lower edge and an adjustable elastic strap. Issued about 1944 and rarely worn by aircrews due to their limited visibility, but they […]

Army Air Force M-3 Steel Helmet

Saturday August 22nd, 2020 admin

The M-3 Flak helmet was the first helmet designed expressly for use by American bomber crews. The M-3 has large hinged ear covers on its sides to accommodate a communications headset; the covers were originally lined with felt. Unlike M-1 helmets, the M-3 features a built-in suspension system. The headband […]

M-1944 Goggle (1982)

Sunday July 26th, 2020 admin

Stock Number Reference: Goggles, Sun, Wind And Dust NSN: 8465-00-161-4068 Assign Date: Unknown Components Item NSN Assign Date Frame, Goggle, Without Lens 8465-01-103-1354 1980-11-10 Lens, Plastic, Goggle Class 1, Clear 8465-00-273-3625 Unknown Lens, Plastic, Goggle Class 2, Neutral Grey 8465-00-273-3626 Unknown

APH-5 Helicopter Helmet (Vietnam War)

Sunday April 12th, 2020 admin

In 1958 the Army officially adopted its first flight helmet for aircrew members. Unofficially worn by some Army pilots since 1954, the Navy designed Aviator Protective Helmet Number 5, or APH-5, was the Army’s first attempt at providing a helmet “capable of ultimate protection and yet [be] comfortable.” The helmet […]

AFH-1 Helicopter Helmet (1968)

Saturday June 8th, 2019 admin

In 1962 the Army began developing an improved version of the APH-5. Combat experience in Vietnam led the Army to develop a flight helmet with better ballistic protection. Introduced in 1965, the new Anti-fragmentation Flight Helmet, or AFH-1, was fielded. Whereas the APH-5 was standard issue throughout the Army, the […]

MC-140 Helicopter Support Team Helmet

Monday April 15th, 2019 admin

  Model-Size-NSN sheet Model / Size / NSN Regular / Medium Large Assign Date MC-140 Helicopter Support Team Helmet 8415-01-157-4806 8415-01-157-4807 1983-07-06 MC-140A Amphibious Crewman Helmet (acquired) (acquired) (acquired) MC-140B Artilleryman’s Helmet w/ Comm 8415-01-157-4808 8415-01-157-4809 1983-07-06 MC-140C Artilleryman’s Helmet w/o Comm 8415-01-157-4810 8415-01-157-4811 1983-07-06 MC-140D USMC Motorcycle Helmet w/ […]

Free Fall Parachutist’s Helmet (Type I)

Sunday April 14th, 2019 admin

Stock Number Reference: Helmet, Parachutist’s, Free Fall, Type I, Without Communication Equipment Assign Date: 1976-03-19 Size-NSN Sheet Size NSN Small 8415-01-018-4910 Medium 8415-01-018-4911 Large 8415-01-018-4912

High Visibility Helmet Band (1990s)

Thursday February 21st, 2019 admin

Mostly used by USMC School Of Infantry.   Stock Number Reference: Band, Helmet, High Visibility NSN: 8415-00-177-4978 Assign Date: 1970-03-16

Nuclear Flash Goggle Modification Kit (Vietnam War era)

Sunday December 30th, 2018 admin

An alternative to the gold-plated visor was developed in the form of a gold-plated lens for the well-known B-8 or M-1944 goggles. These could be worn when needed and otherwise tucked away in their protective box. According to PACAF regulations this modification goggle kits are used in multiplace aircraft where […]