Difference between Lightweight Helmet (USMC) and PASGT helmets (all branch)
Posted 26 May 2010 - 01:15 PM
External, there's only 1 difference between PASGT and LWH ;
The big difference is these two screws that are present in PASGT to attach the chin strap.
Color of paints is not a good indicator to differenciate a LWH and a PASGT. I explain me ;
On this picture, you can see an original LWH (left) and an original PASGT (right). We can easy recognize the screw for chin strap on PASGT Helmet and there's also a difference of color of paints for both model.
But the problem is that color of paints isn't a good indicator because ;
On this picture, you have TWO original PASGT. They have their original paints too. As you can see, they both have a different color. On left, you have a "lightweight PASGT" (= rare). On right, you have a "normal PASGT" (= common).
As you can see on this picture, they both have screw. In fact, there's small difference between these two PASGT models ;
1. the lightweight model has, as his name indicate it : a light weight...
2. the lightweight model has a 3 point chin strap / normal PASGT have only a 2 point chin strap.
3. Label differs (only on the rear, near the neck) for the normal PASGT / Two different labels for lightweight PASGT.
Here's now picture of interior of lightweight PASGT ;
On this picture, you can easy see the three point chin strap (2 on sides and also 1 on rear).
Now, here's the interior of the "normal PASGT" ;
You can see on this picture the chin strap in TWO points.
First label on the lightweight PASGT Helmet (on rear)
You can read ;
Specialty Defense Prod"
Second label inside Lightweight PASGT helmet ;
You can read ;
Made in the USA"
Here's the label of the normal PASGT Helmet ;
Posted 26 May 2010 - 01:16 PM
All helmets (PASGT normal, Lightweight PASGT, OD LWH and tan LWH) in comparison
So I resume ; for EXTERNAL (so helmet shell - NOT inside)
The only difference between PASGT and LWH is the screw. It permit to easy recognize it.
The color is a wrong indicator to differenciate PASGT and LWH.
Posted 26 May 2010 - 01:17 PM
1. The liner
2. Labels inside (on a print paper for LWH / print directly on kevlar for PASGT)
3. Difference between manufacturer (only GENTEX for LWH / for PASGT there's : UNICOR , GENTEX, Specialty Product,...).
Here's the inside of PASGT (normal / non Lightweight) :
Here's the inside for Lightweight PASGT Helmet ;
Here's the liner for the first model of LWH (so not with pads) ;
Here's the inside of upgraded LWH (with PADS - I personaly call it MCCH to differenciate it of LWH with liner) :
As it, you can see all difference between PASGT and LWH, for all models, inside and external.
Hope this helps,
Posted 26 May 2010 - 03:10 PM
Posted 28 September 2016 - 06:45 PM
So what I've learned in this, since I have an LWH, is that an M81 Woodland PASGT cover would fit. That's all I needed to know... Thanks!
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