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NOTE: This article is about the multi-faction Crew Helmet in ArmA 3. For its counterpart in the semi-official Western Sahara Creator DLC, see Crew Helmet (Western Sahara).


Crew Helmet
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png NATO
Icon-side-redfor.png CSAT
Icon-side-greenfor.png AAF
Icon-side-greenfor.png LDF
Armour rating Level III
Mass 40
Games
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The Crew Helmet is a ballistic-resistant helmet worn by BLUFOR, REDFOR and INDFOR armoured vehicle crews in ArmA 3.

Overview

Worn by the ground vehicle crews of NATO, CSAT, the AAF/LDF, the Crew Helmet offers moderate protection against small arms fire and explosions alike.

Weighing a "mass" of 40 units, Crew Helmets are identically rated at Level III standards and have base armour values of 8 (protecting covered parts of the head only, not the face).

In spite of their intended purpose, Crew Helmets offer decent ballistic protection compared to basic infantry helmets. Their main drawback stems from lacking facial protection, which does little to help minimise blast damage from explosives (a greater threat faced by vehicle crews when turned out).

Variants

Soft

Crew Helmet (Soft)
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Faction Icon-side-redfor.png CSAT
Icon-side-greenfor.png AAF
Icon-side-greenfor.png LDF
Armour rating Level I
Mass 24
Games
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The Soft helmet was added with the release of the Tanks DLC.

Worn by Livonian vehicle crews along with CSAT and the AAF's elite tanker crews, the Soft variant provides minimal resistance to small arms fire and blast damage. It is rated at Level I standards and retains a base armour value of only 4 (the "helmet" will only decrease 20% of incoming damage).

Although it is inferior when it comes to protection, the Soft variant weighs a "mass" of only 24 units which is 16 less than the basic models (40).

Since the crews of tanks like the T-140 Angara cannot turn out and face minimal risk of shots penetrating the centre of the vehicle's hull, there is little need to wear the heavier Crew Helmets.

Camouflage

  • Sage: Sage green paint finish. Used by NATO armoured vehicle crews.
  • Hex: Arid Hexacam camouflage finish. Used by Mediterranean CSAT crewmen.
  • Green Hex: Tropic Hexacam camouflage finish. Used by Pacific CSAT crewmen.
  • Olive: Olive green paint finish. Used by both the LDF's/AAF's armoured vehicle crews.
  • Black: Jet black-coloured fabric. Exclusively used on LDF/CSAT/AAF Soft variants.

Trivia

  • The AAF/LDF Crew Helmet is based on the real-world "DH-132 AS" vehicle crewman helmet designed by the Gentex Corporation. It appears to be an updated port of the same model used for U.S. Marine/Army vehicle crewmen in ArmA 2 and its expansion pack (the ArmA 3 model uses the exact same texture).
    • On the other hand, the Soft variant added with the Tanks DLC is based on the "TSh-4" tanker hat in common use throughout the Russian Ground Forces.
  • The NATO/CSAT Crew Helmets are of a completely fictional design but appear to retain some elements from both Gentex's newer "Combat Vehicle Crewman Helmet" (CVC-H) and the Russian "TSh-4M".

Gallery

See also

Wearable helmets in ArmA 3
Level I Crew Helmet [Soft]Hard HatLight Combat HelmetRacing HelmetSkate Helmet
Level II Advanced Modular Helmet (Chops, Ear Protectors) • Basic HelmetCombat Helmet (Camo) • Heli Pilot Helmet (Crew) • Modular HelmetStealth Combat Helmet
Level III Avenger HelmetCrew HelmetPilot HelmetPress Helmet [Neck Protection]Protector Helmet
Level IV Assassin HelmetEnhanced Combat Helmet
Level V Defender HelmetSpecial Purpose Helmet
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
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