Original U.S. Gentex HGU-56/P Rotary Wing Helicopter Helmet with Dual Lenses - Size Large

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This genuine Gentex HGU-56/P helmet is offered in excellent condition and is a size large. It is a used military surplus helmet. This same model helmet, without communication device, is available new for $1728 at this link. So, this offering is a great deal for collectors.

It comes standard with both clear and tinted visors. All Gentex visors are made of polycarbonate and meet all performance requirements of MIL-V-43511 and have an abrasion-resistant coating on the front and back surfaces in accordance with MIL-C-83409. The outer visor housing can also easily be configured for Night Vision Goggles (NVG).

All HGU-56/P rotary wing helmets can be readily modified to install the Communication Ear Plug (CEP), which is now standard on all U.S. Army flight helmets and which greatly enhances communications and hearing protection.

This helmet was tested in accordance with ANSI Z90.1-1979. Impact testing is accomplished at high and ambient temperature only and headform deceleration is limited to 150G in the crown and 175G in the headband area. Lateral impact in the earcup area does not exceed 150G with a drop velocity of 6.0 m/sec, and combined with crushable earcups significantly improves impact protection levels. When tested in accordance with ANSI Z90.1b-1979 using a 1950 Newton tension equivalent (440 ft lb) load for two minutes, the chinstrap does not elongate more than 3.8 cm from the preload of 110 Newton. The chin strap features both D-ring and snap fasteners to ensure rapid removal in the event of an emergency.
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