Paratrooper helmet

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A Paratrooper helmet is a type of combat helmet used by paratroopers and airborne forces. The main difference from standard combat helmets is that paratrooper helmets have a different harness and lining to withstand impact when jumping from aircraft and to keep the helmet stable in flight, and most have a lower-profile shell to reduce wind resistance. Most modern combat helmets have features making them suitable for airborne use.


Model Origins Users
SPECTRA helmet  France used by the French Army, Danish Army, United Nations peacekeeping forces[1]
M2 Helmet, M1C Helmet  United States Used by the US Army Airborne forces in World War II, derivatives of the M1 Helmet with altered retention and liner
Modular Integrated Communications Helmet  United States developed for use by Special Operations Forces by the United States Army and became the basis of the Advanced Combat Helmet. It has now become the official combat helmet of the United States Army.(ACH)[2][3][4]
Helmet Steel Airborne Troop  United Kingdom Used by British Armed Forces Paratroopers and Airborne forces from World War II until it was replaced by the M76
Mk 6 helmet/Mk 7  United Kingdom used by British Armed Forces (all arms)[5]
M76 paratrooper helmet  United Kingdom Used by British Armed forces Paratroopers and Airborne forces.
Schuberth B828  Germany Limitedly used by the paratroops in Bundeswehr like Fallschirmjäger, Spezialisierte Kräfte des Heeres mit Erweiterter Grundbefähigung für Spezielle Operationen and Kommando Spezialkräfte.
CCB  Brazil Used by the Brazilian Armed Forces in two versions: Polymer and Kevlar.[6]
Enhanced Combat Helmet  Australia [7]
GOLFO  Chile Military of Chile, PASGT variant


  1. ^ MSA: Casques Militaires
  2. ^ Advanced Combat Helmet ( ACH )
  3. ^ Advanced Combat Helmet ACH
  4. ^ US Military Taking Delivery of Advanced Combat Helmets
  5. ^ PLCE and Body Armour Archived 2007-10-12 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-20. Retrieved 2011-06-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Military Photos: New Australian Combat Helmet