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Heli Pilot 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 II
Mass 30
Games
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The Heli Pilot Helmet is a ballistic-resistant helmet worn by BLUFOR, REDFOR and INDFOR helicopter pilots in ArmA 3.

Overview

The Heli Pilot Helmet is worn by the rotary-wing pilots of NATO, CSAT, the LDF, and the AAF. They weigh a total "mass" of 30 units and provide protection from up to 6 points of damage.

Rated at only Level II standards, they offer minimal resistance against small arms fire. Rather, they are intended to shield the wearer from the indirect effects of small/medium blasts from high-explosive (HE) based munitions or surface-to-air missiles.

It should be noted that the visor does not provide protection for the wearer's face.

Variants

Heli Crew Helmet

Heli 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 II
Mass 50
Games
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A modified variant of the baseline helmet. It has a face shield attached to the front of the helmet, shield the user's nose and mouth from incoming damage.

Also rated at Level II standards, the Heli Crew variant provides marginally better protection for the wearer due to the addition of the face shield. It is much heavier compared to the regular helmet however, and weighs a "mass" of 50 units instead.

The face shield is not intended to be ballistic-resistant as it has an armour value of just 4 points, but can help to minimise the amount of damage incurred from explosions.

Camouflage

  • Black: Matte black paint finish. Used on variants worn by NATO aviators.
  • Khaki: Flat olive paint finish. Used by both LDF and CSAT helicopter pilots/crews.
  • Digital: Digitised semi-fractal camouflage pattern. Exclusively employed on AAF variants.

Trivia

  • Heli Pilot Helmets are modelled on real-world "HGU-56/P" aircrew helmets designed by the Gentex Corporation. On the other hand, the face shields fitted to Heli Crew variants are based on the "Maxillofacial Shield" (MFS) - also manufactured by Gentex specifically for use on its products.
    • Oddly enough, they are also shared with in-game CSAT forces. Both the Iranian Armed Forces and Chinese People's Liberation Army/People's Liberation Army Air Force utilise their own indigenous designs, and would not be using an American-made helmet.
The information below details unused, pre-release or removed content.
  • An unused variant of the helmet (Model name: headgear_helmet_heli_visor_up.p3d) can be found within the game files. When configured and added into the game through a custom addon, it is visibly identical to regular Heli Pilot Helmets but has a retracted visor.

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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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