For a forward. These are generally only issued now if your orders specified countries currently in conflict, not CENTCOM as a whole.
Pictures would be great DUSMCN, the photos I would most like to see would be of the inside, chinstrap, and the outside without the cover.
Things I noticed off the bat: the helmet is noticeably lighter. Obviously the cut is different. It generally sits better on the head. After wearing it for the better part of two days my head and neck do not hurt. The sizing is way different; literally all of my guys got a large All of them. Moving pads around adjusts the size And everyone seems to be extremely happy with it whether they wear a small or an extra large. The chinstrap feels cheaper however I dont think it will get as nasty, coarse, and stiff as the ACH style. The nape pad has just enough padding in it but not too much where it would act like a sweat sponge. The inside is not painted and it looks like carbon fiber versus Kevlar (knowing already that it isnt). The chin straps look user replaceable with just a simple pinch of the male end. Everything is already assembled when you get it minus the helmet cover and the rails. The night vision mount itself is metal but the frame that holds it seems to be a hard plastic. There is enough Velcro inside to move the pads anywhere you want or use any kind of pads I reckon. The profile is not much much lower than the ACH Ive had for 10 years. Its significantly easier for me to wear my Peltors under it and work the buttons. I cant comment on how hot it is because its cold over here currently.
The general consensus in my company is its the next best thing to sliced bread. A lot of the guys are also wearing the ECH which they seem to be happy with as well. Pictures to follow
Above: wrapped helmet new, how it comes packed, inside unworn, stamping on nape
Above: data tag, top, back, cover tag
Above: raises and accessory bag wrapped in cover, next two are chinstrap details, NVG mount
Edited by DUSMCN, 15 January 2020 - 01:24 AM.