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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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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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"Death makes angels of us all ,and gives us wings, where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws".

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"We are not retreating- We are advancing in another direction". Douglas MacArthur.

 

 

" Nuclear war,ruins your day".

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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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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.

 

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Back to the the original state, with cover on the mannequin....

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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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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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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.

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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.

 

 

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Learn to ride hard, shoot straight, dance well and so live that you can, if necessary, look any man in the eye and tell him to go to Hell! US Cavalry Manual, 1923

 

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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 ;)

Take it easy......Gaz.

 

 

 

 

 

"Death makes angels of us all ,and gives us wings, where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws".

Jim Morrison.

 

"We are not retreating- We are advancing in another direction". Douglas MacArthur.

 

 

" Nuclear war,ruins your day".

Unknown.

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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.

 

a91c217d.jpg

bf0d5e7a.jpg

Back to the the original state, with cover on the mannequin....

57f54852.jpg

 

 

 

 

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

Take it easy......Gaz.

 

 

 

 

 

"Death makes angels of us all ,and gives us wings, where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws".

Jim Morrison.

 

"We are not retreating- We are advancing in another direction". Douglas MacArthur.

 

 

" Nuclear war,ruins your day".

Unknown.

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