RACAL Tank/AFV Helmet+Carry Bag-Info Needed Please.

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    RACAL Tank/AFV Helmet+Carry Bag-Info Needed Please.

    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:43 am

    Anybody please got any info or pics of this type of helmet in use as I cannot find any info regarding era, usage etc.

    There is a very similar looking helmet,same shape shell but the headphones are a separate part and can be removed and worn alone(over a beret or whatever) but the headphones on this are integral to the helmet.














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    Re: RACAL Tank/AFV Helmet+Carry Bag-Info Needed Please.

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:31 am

    Spent hours on the Net trying to find any info/pics on these and only pic I could find is of an Australian wearing one so wonder if they are Australian issue and not British as thought originally?


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    Re: RACAL Tank/AFV Helmet+Carry Bag-Info Needed Please.

    Post by Guest on Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:18 am

    nice example and identical to mine but definately not aussie gulf the ref pic you provided shows no flared ear cowlings as in these ,and the seller of my example told me it came from brit forces in afghanistan ,the bracket on the front is for a sand shield allthough most wear goggles strangely mine has the same number in black pen on the tag the plot thickens

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    Re: RACAL Tank/AFV Helmet+Carry Bag-Info Needed Please.

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:20 am

    It certainly does!!!!!

    On reflection,the Aussie pic is im sure of the previous type as used Gulf 91(which I had hoped mine was-along with the other 5 that came in the job lot!!!!)

    Surprisingly,I have trawled the net and couldnt find any pics of the current or even 2000 onwards AFV helmet in use with say Challenger crews,AFV/APC crews etc.

    What is also confusing is that unlike the 80s Dan Dare type helmet these have no Issue labes etc only the makers-RACAL label so am really stumped with these.

    Also James you mention sand shield as a use for the bracket to the front,any more info or pics regarding this?

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    Post by Guest on Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:05 pm

    hi gulf im afraid ive no referance pics whatsoever the seller of mine told me about the bracket after i enquired ive had my suspicions that this model is basically a chopped down and trimmed version of the latest british mk7 after some fruitless research i hit the nail on the head i believe this is designated the np aerospace ac800 low and behold the next model up in there range is the np ac900 which is basically the off the shelf version of the mk7 its the best i can come up with so far what are your thoughts cheers james

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    Re: RACAL Tank/AFV Helmet+Carry Bag-Info Needed Please.

    Post by filupe on Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:12 am

    Aussies certainly do use the Racal comms system but they have modified them for use with the US DH-132 Ballistic Shell

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    Re: RACAL Tank/AFV Helmet+Carry Bag-Info Needed Please.

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:22 pm




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    Post by Guest on Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:50 pm

    gulf have i helped in anyway to id these lids for you ,what are your thoughts

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    Re: RACAL Tank/AFV Helmet+Carry Bag-Info Needed Please.

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:56 pm

    jaycee wrote:gulf have i helped in anyway to id these lids for you ,what are your thoughts

    Sorry James,hadnt noticed your earlier post regarding them,will have a better look now-Cheers

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    Re: RACAL Tank/AFV Helmet+Carry Bag-Info Needed Please.

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:59 pm

    http://www.armedforces.co.uk/releases/raq41a4818cee628

    Had a look at 2 sites and shame you cannot click on the helmets for more info/pics etc.

    AFV/400 Combat Helmet

    Looks similar to that one but sure that is the earlier 90s one???

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