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Old 01-20-2011, 10:23 AM   #1
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Default why do crewmen wear such funny hats?

hi,

I always wondered why Crewmen in PR and IRL wear these "caps". They are no helmets and seem to be kinda soft just like some leather hat. Is there a special reason for having them and not just a headset for communication?

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Old 01-20-2011, 11:16 AM   #2
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Can you post a picture of said hat?


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Old 01-20-2011, 11:17 AM   #3
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Can you post a picture of said hat?
maybe he is talking about the Crewman kit for MEC?
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:27 AM   #4
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I've always assumed the padded hats are to keep them from banging their head into stuff while on the move. Why they are used instead of a hard helmet I don't know, but maybe it's a cost thing?



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Old 01-20-2011, 11:28 AM   #5
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Can you post a picture of said hat?
Its this



While this may be a old Soviet crewman helmet it still applies to the question at hand

Now im not certain completely, but I believe that a fiber helmet provides more comfort when inside heavy vehicle. That and the ear flaps are there, which IIRC helps the crewman not to become deaf or something

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Old 01-20-2011, 11:31 AM   #6
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looks cool as hell imho

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Old 01-20-2011, 11:32 AM   #7
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I always thought it was related to the same reason some specialist units wore smaller helmets, to minimise damage like bumping your head on things, while keeping it's size heavily minimized. But that is just what I've always presumed.




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Old 01-20-2011, 03:40 PM   #8
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we wear our standart kevlar helmet in the C.F.


Edit : WEAR not WHERE duh'

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Old 01-20-2011, 04:09 PM   #9
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Probably for comfort, solid kevlar helmets would probably get very cumbersome inside an armoured vehicle, and it might do something to muffle the noise. I guess tanks would get very cold inside in winter as well, maybe not so much for modern tanks though.
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Old 01-20-2011, 04:11 PM   #10
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we where our standart kevlar helmet in the C.F.
With ear pro./comms underneath?
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