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I want to get this helmet long long time.But I can not find it by internet and ebayHGU-33/PWhy so few on the market

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As there was no photograph I had no idea what a HGU-33/P looked like so I googled it and found one for sale on helmetfx.com . . . . . . .

 

https://www.helmetfx.com/hgu-33.html

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

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I think their service life was quite short as the Navy/USMC seemed to move quickly to the HGU-55 and HGU-68.

 

Additionally, there seem to be many HGU-33s that were converted to the HGU-55 standard by life support personnel.

 

 

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I think their service life was quite short as the Navy/USMC seemed to move quickly to the HGU-55 and HGU-68.

 

Additionally, there seem to be many HGU-33s that were converted to the HGU-55 standard by life support personnel.

 

 

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I believe the service life on the HGU-33 was short because this helmet was not suited well for NVG use. TACAIR started to use NVG Goggles and the HGU-33 was not easily modified for compatibility with the goggles. I still love the HGU-33 and pick them up when ever I run across a properly priced example, but I agree they are getting harder to find.

 

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