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Encyclopedia > Lightweight Helmet
U.S. Marines wearing the Lightweight Helmet.
U.S. Marines wearing the Lightweight Helmet.

Lightweight Helmet is the U.S. Marine Corps replacement for the PASGT helmet. It is similar in shape to the the PASGT but is 8 ounces lighter and stronger. Though heavier than the Army's Advanced Combat Helmet, its larger size also offers more protection. Featuring a V-neck strap and improved fit, it is much more comfortable than the PASGT. It entered service in late 2004 and will completely replace the PASGT by 2009. The United States Football team sometimes know as Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military, within the United States Department of the Navy responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ... The United States Football team sometimes know as Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military, within the United States Department of the Navy responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...


As with the PASGT helmet, it is an olive drab color, and can be fitted with cloth helmet covers in desert and woodland MARPAT camouflage patterns, as well as a mounting bracket on the front for night vision goggles. Woodland MARPAT uniform (shirt and boonie hat). ... Experimental night vision goggles. ...


See also

The Personal Armor System Ground Troops Helmet (PASGT, pronounced Pass-get)—also known as the Fritz helmet after its resemblance to the German Stahlhelm—is a Kevlar helmet issued as standard infantry combat wear in the US Military. ... The Army Combat Uniform, or ACU, is a new combat uniform (battledress) to be worn by the United States Army. ... A bare SPECTRA helmet. ... Interceptor body armor in woodland camouflage with groin and neck protector. ... Chemical structure of Kevlar. ...

External links

  • USMC Lightweight Helmet

 
 

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