1975 Vietnam AFH-1 Helicopter US Army Pilot Flight Helmet
Rare US Army helicopter pilot, AFH-1 (Anti-Fragmentation Helmet Nr 1) flight helmet, made by GENTEX, dated 1975. Size "MEDIUM". Complete with boom mike, cable, earphones, covers and plus. Leather covered foam pads. Sigle tinted visor with securing knob. Excellent condition. Also included is the period 1966 dated carrying bag (working zippers) and spare clear visor for night ops. This is a special version of the well known APH-5A, much heavier (800g more) with a shell made of layers of ballistic and resin. This weight excess made it unpopular amongst the helicopter crews in Vietnam due the heat of climate. It was declared obsolete and superseded by the lighter and more sound protective SPH-4 . Iconic helmet of the last years of Vietnam war with the AC-130 Gunship and UH-1 helicopter crews.
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