Most Effective Modern Military Helmet Shape? - Page 2




View Poll Results :Pick Your Prefer Hat:
USA current design 3 14.29%
UK current design 3 14.29%
World War 2 Germany 6 28.57%
World War 2 USA 1 4.76%
World War 2 Russia 0 0%
Russian Current Design 0 0%
China Current Design 0 0%
A Beret is all I need!! 5 23.81%
5 gallon bucket baby!! 3 14.29%
Rambo bandana 0 0%
Rabinex 0 0%
Voters: 21. You may not vote on this poll

 
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October 31st, 2004  
larsrq
 
The rather new swedish helmet also have somewhat of resemblence with the old german WWII helmet so I gues that shape are good.
October 31st, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
You forgot "Rambo Bandana" on that list.
October 31st, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Hmmm, the EDIT button doesn't let me change the poll options ...

On those sets of links, anybody notice that the Germans didn't have their chinstraps fastened? The helmet fits well enough its pretty effective without the strap. Of course they had them too, that' goes without saying.
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The rather new swedish helmet also have somewhat of resemblence with the old german WWII helmet so I gues that shape are good.
Its really quite simple. The German design fits the human head better and doesn't leave as much of your head exposed as many of the other designs. Look at the USA and UK's helmets from the same era. WW1 UK was only helpful if you got hit from mid-forehead up or showered with projectiles from above. That link farther up for some modern riot gear helmets, as may notice, works on the same pricipal.

Still, no protection is quite like a Rambo Bandana. It scares bullets away so they can't hit you. You don't even need a flak vest or any sort of protection at all. Now THAT is impressive.
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October 31st, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Well the mods will have to add it.
October 31st, 2004  
Kozzy Mozzy
 
The German design of WWII, the "Fritz" is the best. That's why the US army switched from it the pot shape.
November 2nd, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Since I don't appear to be able to change the poll options, can a mod or admin please fix the poll by adding the suggestions posted thusfar. Rabinex and Rambo Bandana were the main ones that I'm remembering.
November 2nd, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
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Originally Posted by egoz
...I'm going to say the current military design, PASGT. Why do we need a helmet that can cook our food when we have chemical heaters for our MREs? Besides, do you really want to be sitting around without your helmet on with a fire and smoke going that would give away your position? It just seems like a bad idea to me...
in reply: well good thinking on your part..but the warfare im used wasnt always perfect logistics. No..in a front forward situation..you didnt even smoke if you didnt want to get a bullet back down the ciggarette. But when you were in the back areas...sometimes, we were stuck in places for weeks..tented down in a non-permanent area...with really no amenities but what we had with us. You used basically what you had..and the ole steel pot was indeed put to some of the uses i described.

it was really funny the day we encountered the native guy that sold us all these cans of beef something or another..and we had no opener..and no pots..and no stoves to cook it in. we wound up sacrificing one helment..using it to boil water to heat the cans..and then discovering our army pocket knives had this weird hawk shaped blade that really opened cans.

Yes forward logistics and lodging and eating have really changed..over the years. but sometimes just being able to break the mold of how you do things and think what you can do with what you got..can make the difference.
November 2nd, 2004  
rileyrat
 
The funny thing about helmets is that what you need all depends on what you are doing. Sometimes no protection is just as good as a big bulky helmet. As far as general use goes, just about anything that can stop shrapnel and fits well will work. Alot of special ops groups use rappelling style helmets due to the fact they stand less than a 1% chance of being hit in the head and would rather protect agains falling or buming thier heads into something.