Mark K

SDS Hi Cut Ballistic Compo ( Fast Helmet )

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Mark K

Hi Cut Ballistic compo as manufactured by ( SDS ) Specialty Defence Systems inc...whom have been acquired by BAE Systems Inc.. the SDS embossed stamp can clearly be made out in the interior of the dome this example was then resold by Own the Night as there paper label is as well present which identifies this as a product offered by the company..
This particular example is in nice used condition and is an ACH 2001 offering NIJ Level III-A protection it is said to have seen service overseas with a member of ( MARSOC ) Marine Corps Special Operations Command it has been nicely outfitted with Team Wendy Epic Padding, Arc rails and a Ops-Core ACH Head-Loc four point retention system with improved H- nape strap..
All topped off with a Ops-Core Maritime fast cover, Tan Norotos 3- hole low profile shroud and a Norotos 2007 dated AKA2 NVG mount...

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Regards Mark

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Desert Rat

Hello Mark,

Very nice helmet, sure they are much lighter today then from WW1 & WW2....and more comfortable.

Best to you & Thanks for showing us on MCN.....Desert Rat/ Ian

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Mark K

Cheers Ian I just wish there was a bit more interest here at the MCN..

Regards Mark

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Desert Rat

Hello Mark,

 

Exactly, all that people want to see are the Picklehaubs, WW1 British, German helmets, and all the WW2 helmets.....shame they don't seem to realise the evolution of the helmet over 100 (in fact probably 1, 000 years) to what the Forces wear today.

Some are not interested, maybe because they are so modern, and most of us (including me) like to see the helmets from WW1 onwards...but times will change, but I do as you like to see the modern helmets, as many years ago, they were heavy, uncomfortable, fell over the eyes, sweaty, and not so good at all from bullet or schrapnel fragments...Most soldiers during WW1 died or were killed due to schrapnel wounds from shells rather than bullets to the head.

I have a few primers here I am trying to sell, the actual WW1 primers that were screwed into the top of the shell....they weigh 2.2 pounds....and these were primed to explode or detonate about 50 - 100 feet above the oncoming troops, if this weight was to hit your steel helmet in WW1, there would be no chance and I am sure that alone killed many thousands.....Keep up the good work collecting them Mark.....Ian

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Police Collector
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They're fuzes, not primers.

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Desert Rat

Thanks for that I knew I had it wrong

Best to you...Ian

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