Is there any reason to wear a high cut helmet if you're not going to use a headset with it?

Is there any reason to wear a high cut helmet if you're not going to use a headset with it? I see a lot of people doing this, but I can't find a good answer after skimming google. I guess it's slightly more comfortable than a mid cut on its own, but is it worth the reduced protection?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's a lot lighter and if you aren't wearing a headset, you don't have the helmet muffling your hearing
    the "reduced protection" has largely been found to be a meme. The West is moving to mid and highcut helmets (IHPS, FAST) because over a hundred years of war have proven that the overwhelming majority (90%+) of helmet hits come from the front.
    Quite few come from the side.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/Z490EC5.jpg

      Is there any reason to wear a high cut helmet if you're not going to use a headset with it? I see a lot of people doing this, but I can't find a good answer after skimming google. I guess it's slightly more comfortable than a mid cut on its own, but is it worth the reduced protection?

      but of course, nothing I can say will convince the contrarians who infest this board and INSIST that anyone who wears a HC or SHC helmet will get killed by artillery shrapnel to the ears, ignoring the fact that if you're standing in the open with artillery landing next to you your entire body will be shredded by fragments.The only way to protect from arty is to be in a vehicle or behind solid cover

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Bruh if youre standing as close to detonations as you’re painting, the helmet isnt gonna save you. High cuts have a purpose. Theres a comprise. Make your own decisions.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          that's what I said?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I never said i wasnt retarded.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/Xi4J3Ca.png

        it's a lot lighter and if you aren't wearing a headset, you don't have the helmet muffling your hearing
        the "reduced protection" has largely been found to be a meme. The West is moving to mid and highcut helmets (IHPS, FAST) because over a hundred years of war have proven that the overwhelming majority (90%+) of helmet hits come from the front.
        Quite few come from the side.

        When has any western soldier faced artillery fire in the last 50 years

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You certainly need to worry about diabetes, not artillery fire you fat gay

    • 3 weeks ago
      High cut, no comms

      https://i.imgur.com/60jfLXy.jpg

      [...]
      but of course, nothing I can say will convince the contrarians who infest this board and INSIST that anyone who wears a HC or SHC helmet will get killed by artillery shrapnel to the ears, ignoring the fact that if you're standing in the open with artillery landing next to you your entire body will be shredded by fragments.The only way to protect from arty is to be in a vehicle or behind solid cover

      I suppose it's probably a one in a million chance that a bit of extra ear coverage will save your life from a piece of shrapnel. Also let's make this a helmet thread.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >let's make this a helmet thread.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Woah… thin steel doesn’t stop bullets??? Zomg

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            its a meme you retarded newfag, now please leave.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Almost like its made to stop shrapnel from indirect fire.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I guess we shouldn't tell you that shooting an m1 steel pot with rifle rounds from 2 feet away isn't exactly fair.
            There are rifle rated helmets btw. ECH, IHPS, T.B.H R1, AS600

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >I guess we shouldn't tell you that shooting an m1 steel pot with rifle rounds from 2 feet away isn't exactly fair.
              No shit lol. I'm fully aware that newer helms are rifle rated you retard.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The 10% don't matter.

      Retard. There is no reason for a high cut helmet except in edge cases.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        there's no reason for full cut helmets outside of edge cases according to US Army whitepapers on helmet impacts going back to WW1

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          A full helmet adds marginal cost and weight to a helmet. Why wouldn't you wear a full helmet?

          From any objective perspective, a high cut helmet is retarded.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Look man, I'm the last person to say "well this institution thinks otherwise, therefore you're wrong" because militaries and think tanks sometimes get things wrong. But do you think at any time since 2002, someone has thought that higher cut helmets might lead to a noticeable increase in casualties? Or is it more important to deal with the alarmingly high number of neck injuries in line units?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds like bullshit. How would artillery possibly going to achieve such massive rates of frontal hits?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        [...]
        When has any western soldier faced artillery fire in the last 50 years

        because artillery isn't the killer in conflicts like memes would have you believe. People in trenches tend to survive artillery just fine. It's getting shot in the face during an assault or defensive engagement that tends to cause dying.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >People in trenches tend to survive artillery just fine
          In WW1 the introduction of helmets reduced head injuries by 75%, so clearly not.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >injuries
            I'm still arguing you need to wear a helmet, just that a full cut isn't always needed. Helmets of WW1, in some cases, had less coverage than modern HC designs

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hey Helmt thread,

    I have a question, I have a old PAGST I got a webbing/chin-strap upgrade kit for, is there any reliable way to get these bolts off thats non-destructive?

    It may not matter but wanted to keep the old straps intact if possible. (I couldn't get pliers to hold the bolt with the webbing on it)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Spanner head screwdriver.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fucking thank you. You have no idea how many ways I tried to find this exac thing for this context and failed to identify what tool it could be.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Manufacturers that use them for anything but security should be shot imo.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It undoubtedly makes electronic ear pro easier to wear. I've never had an issue fitting them under an ACH but some have.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    High cut helmets look fucking gay.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      don't say that about yourself anon

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        anon is a high cut helmet?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >angry chinstrap noises

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I fugg your mom

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you look cooler with one on in the body bag
    >come here and polish my helmet

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is my helmet collection. The ach without cover I picked up today for $75

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