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#1 horridohutch

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 04:11 PM

Its been awhile since I have had anything worthwhile to post.

I found this SPH-3 helmet from HS-8 here locally at North Island Naval Air Station. They flew the SH-3 Sea King helicopter. Has the original owners initials JD on the back. Cool thing is that I may have known this guy! I was in HSL-35 at the same time this helmet would have been used. Quite possible we were in school together because I knew a guy that went by JD during training. Helmet is 100% complete although the foam in the earcups has seen better days, which is normal. Glad to finally found something worthwhile after a long drought.

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#2 horridohutch

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 04:12 PM

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 04:14 PM

Jeepers, those are cool!

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 04:30 PM

Crewman getting ready to deploy a smoke, the Hutch in the photo is not me. Just a coincidence.

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 04:17 PM

That is such a cool helmet! I am jealous!



#6 mohawkALSE

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 05:48 PM

NIce piece.   Man the Navy always gets me with their numerous ways to set up headset and mic cords on their helmets.  Must be at least half a dozen different setups between different helmets and the various aircraft types.  USAF and Army have a standard and then 2 other styles.  Must be lots of Pig Tail adapter cords in the USN/USMC



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Posted 23 October 2018 - 10:48 AM

Sweet! We had HS-5 aboard the GW, CVN-73 when I was on her from '92-'96.




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