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Gentex HGU-56/P Rotary Wing Aircrew Ballistic Helmet (ABH) System

Superior Head Protection for Rotary Wing Aircrew

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The Gentex HGU-56/P Rotary Wing Aircrew Ballistic Helmet (ABH) System provides the identical form, fit and function of the standard Gentex HGU-56/P Rotary Wing Aircrew Helmet, with 91% greater ballistic protection. Innovative materials and processes have been adopted to provide unprecedented ballistic and impact protection. Until the HGU-56/P, conventional helmet construction materials limited the ability to produce a single design that offers impact and ballistic protection in a lightweight design. Gentex and the U.S. Air Force collaboratively designed the ABH System to provide optimal protection for search and rescue and special operations missions.

The Gentex ABH System weighs less than 1.5 kg and is engineered for the same cross-platform uses as the standard Gentex HGU-56/P Rotary Wing Aircrew Helmet, such as Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Law Enforcement and civilian rotary aircraft. It is compatible with existing HGU-56/P accessories, including visor kits, communications systems, night vision goggle mounts, and laser protective eyewear.

Features

  • Weighs less than 1.5 kg.
  • Engineered for same cross-platform uses as the standard Gentex HGU-56/P Rotary Wing Aircrew Helmet, such as Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Law Enforcement and civilian rotary aircraft.
  • Compatible with existing HGU-56/P accessories, including visor kits, communications systems, night vision goggle mounts, and laser protective eyewear.
  • ABH with a Maxillofacial Shield meets the F1 Fragmentation Resistance Standard.
  • Peak Impact protection of <150-175G, intended to prevent the loss of consciousness during a mishap, so aircrew personnel can exit the site to avoid secondary catastrophic events.
  • Shell tear length does not exceed 5 cm after a vertical 5 kg impact from a distance of 1.5 m.
  • Helmet chinstrap withstands a 1950 N tension lead for 2 minutes and does not elongate more than 3.8 cm from a 110 N preload.

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