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Introduced in the early 1980s to replace the steel helmet that had changed little since [[WW2]]. Manufactured from glass fibre the helmet could be worn either with the GS nylon and PVC harness (as utilised on the [[Northern Ireland Combat Helmet]]), or be retrofitted with the old style webbing 'chin cup' harness.  
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Introduced in the early 1980s to replace the [[Helmet Steel Airborne Troop|HSAT]] that had changed little since [[WW2]]. Manufactured from glass fibre the helmet could be worn either with the GS nylon and PVC harness (as utilised on the [[Northern Ireland Combat Helmet]]), or be retrofitted with the old style webbing 'chin cup' harness.  
  
 
Later marks of this helmet pattern are made from ballistic nylon which offers significantly more protection than the earlier lightweight variants - but still less than offered my the [[Mk.6 Combat Helmet]].  
 
Later marks of this helmet pattern are made from ballistic nylon which offers significantly more protection than the earlier lightweight variants - but still less than offered my the [[Mk.6 Combat Helmet]].  

Revision as of 23:24, 9 April 2011

Helmet - Parachutist
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Para lid with GS harness

Introduced in the early 1980s to replace the HSAT that had changed little since WW2. Manufactured from glass fibre the helmet could be worn either with the GS nylon and PVC harness (as utilised on the Northern Ireland Combat Helmet), or be retrofitted with the old style webbing 'chin cup' harness.

Later marks of this helmet pattern are made from ballistic nylon which offers significantly more protection than the earlier lightweight variants - but still less than offered my the Mk.6 Combat Helmet.

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