Gefechtshelm M92

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Gefechtshelm Schuberth B826
Gefechtshelm M92.pngGefechtshelm M92 mit Tarnüberzug.png
A Gefechtshelm Schuberth B826 without and with cover
TypeCombat helmet
Place of originGermany
Service history
In service1992–present
Used bySee Users
Production history
DesignerSchuberth GmbH
ManufacturerSchuberth GmbH/Induyco
VariantsSee Variants
Specifications (Size II Helmet)
Weight1.5 kg (3.3 lb)

The Gefechtshelm M92 (or Gefechtshelm Schuberth B826)[1] is the standard issue combat helmet of the Bundeswehr, first fielded in 1992 as a replacement of earlier steel helmets that were previously used during the Cold War. It is made from Aramid composite materials and is used by all branches of the Bundeswehr.

History[edit]

A Bundeswehr soldier with his basic gear, including a G36 and the M92 helmet.

The Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (Bundesamt für Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung) commissioned the Federal Ministry of Defence to investigate new helmet concepts since the end of the 1960s. In order to achieve a higher impact strength, different materials were tested, including titanium and plastics. However, at that time the use of titanium helmets was uneconomical due to the high production costs, while plastics were not mature enough at the time to meet military demands; composite materials were also checked.

The first M92 was issued in 1992 to the Bundeswehr.[1]

Pakistan and Singapore were known to have received 826 helmets for field testing for potential adoption.[2][3]

Development[edit]

Induyco SA München developed the M92 based on the MARTE helmet of the Spanish Army,[4][5] consisting of 29 layers of aramid fiber.

The development costs amounted to DM2.64 million. Helmets were supplied by Schuberth and from the Spanish supplier Induyco.[6]

The helmet is marketed with four head sizes and a standard RAL 6014 olive drab color finish with other colors/finishes available as requested.[7] Its standard accessories include a camo cover placed on the helmet and a communication headset.[7] M92s used by the Bundeswehr have Flecktarn or Wüstentarn (currently known as Tropentarn) helmet covers.[4]

Variations of the helmets marketed outside Germany are sold with chin straps made on the left or right side with either Schuberth or Induyco markings.[8]

Variants[edit]

Variants consists of the following:

  • Combat 826: Basic M92 helmet made for the Bundeswehr.[9][a]
  • 826 Swiss Armed Forces: M92 helmet made under Swiss and NATO standards for the Swiss military.[10]

Users[edit]

Current[edit]

  •  Austria: Used by Austrian Federal Police.[11]
  •  Bahrain: Has M92s outfitted with M1 helmet-based suspension system.[12]
  •  Belgium: Used by Belgian military.[13] Issued in 1995.[14]
  •  Czech Republic: Uses the M92 made under license as the Petris P-3001.[15]
  •  Denmark: Used by the Danish military in domestic and overseas operations (including UN peacekeeping ops)[16]
  •  Germany: Issued to the Bundeswehr in 1992.[1] Used by GSG-9 with black covers.[4]
  •  Netherlands: Used both Schuberth and Induyco-made version for the Dutch military.[17] Issued in 1995.[18]
  •  Norway: Issued to the Norwegian military.[19]
  •   Switzerland: Known in the Swiss military as the 826 Swiss Armed Forces type helmet.[10]

Former[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ As of March 2019, the Combat 826 is not being advertised on Schuberth's official website.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "World War Helmets - Référence de casques de 1915 à nos jours". World-war-helmets.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Composite Helmet, Ballistic helmets, Military helmets PAKISTAN, PAKISTANI helmet, Kevlar helmet". Gostak.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Composite Helmet, Ballistic helmets, Military helmets SINGAPORE, SINGAPOREAN helmet, Kevlar helmet". Gostak.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b c http://www.cascoscoleccion.com/alemania/al826.html/
  5. ^ https://www.n-tv.de/politik/Bundeswehr-tauscht-Helme-aus-article15126926.html
  6. ^ "Composite Helmet, Ballistic helmets, Military helmets GERMANY, GERMAN 826 828 helmet, Kevlar helmet composite helmets index". Gostak.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  7. ^ a b https://web.archive.org/web/20180328212711/http://mercfire.com.au/files/Combat826.pdf
  8. ^ http://www.gostak.co.uk/composites/826/
  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20180923005622/https://www.schuberth.com/en/products/military/combat-826.html
  10. ^ a b "826 Swiss Armed Forces - Schuberth". Web.archive.org. 19 June 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Composite Helmet, Ballistic helmets, Military helmets AUSTRIA, Austrian helmet, Kevlar helmet". Gostak.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Composite Helmet, Ballistic helmets, Military helmets BAHREIN helmet, Kevlar helmet composite helmets index". Gostak.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Composite Helmet, Ballistic helmets, Military helmets BELGIUM, Belgian helmet, Kevlar helmet composite helmets index". Gostak.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  14. ^ "World War Helmets - Référence de casques de 1915 à nos jours". World-war-helmets.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Composite Helmet, Ballistic helmets, Military helmets CZECH helmet, Kevlar helmetcomposite helmets index". Gostak.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  16. ^ "Composite Helmet, Ballistic helmets, Military helmets DENMARK, DANISH helmet, Kevlar helmet composite helmets index". Gostak.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  17. ^ "Composite Helmet, Ballistic helmets, Military helmets NETHERLANDS, HOLLAND, DUTCH helmet, Kevlar helmet". Gostak.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  18. ^ "World War Helmets - Référence de casques de 1915 à nos jours". World-war-helmets.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  19. ^ "Composite Helmet, Ballistic helmets, Military helmets NORWAY, NORWEGIAN helmet, Kevlar helmet". Gostak.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2019.

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