Vietnam War Era US Army Tanker Helmet -
Tanks and armored vehicles were widely employed during the Vietnam war. New technology allowed the
tracked vehicles to move at much faster speeds and, in some cases, even float. New developments in
radio communication improved the way in which vehicles communicated with each other and with the
other forces. All these changes required a helmet that was better than those employed in previous
The helmetis featured here is a Vietnam war era tanker helmet. Of lightweight foam and fiberglass
construction. Complete with all communication electronics which include speakers and a microphone.
The body of the helmet is painted green. This design was better than the helmets employed during the
Korean war and World War Two. All aspects
were better integrated and allowed for more hands-free interaction than before.
This helmet was employed by the US Army in tanks and armored personnel carriers such as the M-113.
The following photo shows the supension system. A series of criss-crossed canvis straps. Meeting in the
center to provide a means to balance the helmet. Large electronic components can be seen to one side of
the helmet. a michrophone and connector cables allow the soldier to remain in contact with the rest of
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