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#1 Nkumburis

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 04:47 PM

All,

 

I hope your weekend went well. I just picked up this MB-3 flight helmet but the odd thing it is black. I know most are white so that is what made this one particularly interesting. I hope yall enjoy seeing this rare bird and can provide more information! 

 

Nick K

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#2 72psb

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 07:03 PM

I am not sure,but is it an early HALO parachutist helmet?



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Posted 12 August 2019 - 08:05 AM

From the little information I could find, I was thinking the same thing but besides that I have no idea. - Nick K



#4 boxerdogi

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 01:12 PM

Just a thought... maybe theres a connection between Arclight SAC missions and having the helmet black. They did have to repaint the B-52s underneath black for night camo. Maybe crews liked to distinguish themselves from other SAC crews?.... sounds pretty cool.


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