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#1 VE45

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 10:36 AM

I'm starting this thread because I want to see some patched and painted mich/ ach helmets. I know there was already a thread for patched covers but I just want to see mich/ ach helmets. I'll start with my 101st HQ helmet.
Made by MSA 1-26-05 and is size large.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 10:37 AM

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 10:37 AM

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 10:38 AM

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 10:38 AM

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 10:40 AM

What's wrong with PAGST helmets? There are some patched covers and painted ones out there.

Here is my Ranger helmet.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 10:46 AM

Nothing. I just like mich/ ach's more.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 10:47 AM

What's wrong with PAGST helmets? There are some patched covers and painted ones out there.

Here is my Ranger helmet.

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Hi Jeremy.

Lovin' the Ranger lid,what colour is it exactly ,looks kind grey on my monitor...well cool ;)

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 11:06 AM

Hi guys, knowing virtually nothing about these types of helmets, what is the difference between ach, mich and PASGT?
I have my old PASGT from my UN mission but have never seen examples of the others.

Thanks,

Rick

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 12:06 PM

Hi Jeremy.

Lovin' the Ranger lid,what colour is it exactly ,looks kind grey on my monitor...well cool ;)


It is Ranger tan. It's more like light tan. :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 12:51 PM

"It is Ranger tan..."

Umm-okay :unsure:

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 01:03 PM

"It is Ranger tan..."

Umm-okay :unsure:


It was according to a Ranger who I bought this helmet from. :think:

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 01:09 PM

Sorry for not posting this earlier, but post named helmets also.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 01:21 PM

Not the best of pictures, and nothing really special, but here is mine. It followed me when I retired from the Army, and then did some work in Iraq on the civvie side. I had taken the cover off, and painted it tan. The cover is back on the lid now, and used in my OIF display.

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii182/BraveRifles85/a91c217d.jpg
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii182/BraveRifles85/bf0d5e7a.jpg


Back to the the original state, with cover on the mannequin....
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii182/BraveRifles85/GI%20militaria/57f54852.jpg

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 01:22 PM

I posted this yesterday under my two mich helmets, but today I took the pads out for the first time and I found a name and rank. And on the inside of the cover is the guys name and number. Its made by SDS in 2007 and is size medium.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 01:24 PM

Nice helmet :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 01:25 PM

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 01:33 PM

I stand corrected regarding "Ranger tan". It is just painted tan. :whistling: :rolleyes:

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 01:50 PM

Hi guys, knowing virtually nothing about these types of helmets, what is the difference between ach, mich and PASGT?

I have my old PASGT from my UN mission but have never seen examples of the others.

Thanks,

Rick



can anyone enlighten me on the differences of these helmets?

thanks

Rick

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 02:05 PM

The pasgt has a bill in the front, the ach doesn't. It also has a two point chinstrap, the ach has a four point chinstrap.
The suspension in the pasgt is very simmilar to the m1 but the ach has an improved padded susspension which consists of seven pads. The user arranges them the way they want. Also the ach is a little lighter than the pasgt.
Hope that helps. :thumbsup:
Ach and mich are the same helmet but they stand for different things. There are also a few variations of the mich/ ach that are low cut for use with headsets and other ear devices.

Edited by VE45, 12 September 2010 - 02:08 PM.


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Posted 12 September 2010 - 02:11 PM

And to add to what VE mentions, the MICH/ACH was designed to accommodate comms equipment being worn as seen below. It also allows for better wearing while in the prone. If you have worn the PASGT in the past, you will know how it would ride forward over the eyes when in the prone and trying to engage with your rifle, etc.. AND much more comfortable when wearing a brain bucket for hours/days on end.


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii182/BraveRifles85/f24d2d17.jpg
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii182/BraveRifles85/430825a2.jpg

Edited by HoovieDude, 12 September 2010 - 02:19 PM.


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Posted 12 September 2010 - 03:20 PM

Thanks you guys, that's great info...maybe I'll have to get a couple of these one day to add to my war room :thumbsup:

thanks again,

Rick

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 09:09 AM

It is Ranger tan. It's more like light tan. :thumbsup:




Nice one,I think my monitor doesn't show colours to well,I guess it's similar to the bottom picture ;)

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 09:12 AM

Not the best of pictures, and nothing really special, but here is mine. It followed me when I retired from the Army, and then did some work in Iraq on the civvie side. I had taken the cover off, and painted it tan. The cover is back on the lid now, and used in my OIF display.

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii182/BraveRifles85/a91c217d.jpg
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii182/BraveRifles85/bf0d5e7a.jpg
Back to the the original state, with cover on the mannequin....
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii182/BraveRifles85/GI%20militaria/57f54852.jpg





Dude is that you,you look well mean and gnarly............ :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 10:40 AM

This is my ACH.

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Edited by mach1derful, 13 September 2010 - 10:42 AM.



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