sepheronx wrote:Maybe we are talking about two different people. I am talking about the soldier, I think you are talking about the reporter, correct? If so, you are correct.
Nope, i am talking about soldier too
. Reporter has just some fairly common helmet in black i guess to stand out abit.
I see what you are saying now. For some reason, it looked like he was staring at the camera. But instead looking away from it.
what a stupid helmet.
To be honest i must agree on that. But they became so popular that probably over 80% of top tier special forces use them or similar models.
Even..... Alpha Group...
I think that is BS. What would be the point of the helmet? What is the point of choosing that over something like the Zil helmets or 6B27? They can use their own equipment. Heck, even during tests the Russian helmets proved more than reliable and capable.
Getting sick of this whole westernization bullshit.
Well modern helmets became less of a balistic protection but rather a platfom for gadgets. Flashlights, night googles, communication headsets, eye monitor etc... they have those rails around ears, you can notice them they remind of Picatinny rails for rifles and they are STANAG standard for variety of gadgets. And to make you able to carry gadgets they kinda reduced balistic protection, some even lack balistic protection whatsoever.
So special forces now look like this:
But common soldiers are still mostly issued somewhat more ortodox designs which offer com sets to be wore under it. Like US "Advanced Combat Helmet":
Or Russian 6B47, i belive that was the designation: