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Jet Pilot Helmet Help Please

Article about: I am asking for some help with this helmet and the insignia. I bought it because of the cool factor and fair price. My thoughts are a Vietnam Era jet pilot helmet by Gentex. Is this a HGU 55

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    Gentex HGU-26 series helmet. 1960's/70's.

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    Thank you Anderson.
    John

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    I just saw this,
    Mr. Anderson is spot on and I've tried to see who had crossed swords on their helmets and I am not finding it. Nor have I seen that before.
    Very Cool helmet.
    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Thank you Phil. My best guess is a Reserve unit in the 80's, since the USMC has mostly used old items from the start, but that is only my guess. I could not find anything either. Thank you for looking.
    John
    Last edited by Rescue190; 02-21-2022 at 04:38 PM. Reason: Changed to Reserve Unit

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    Sorry,
    Duplicate post.

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    John,
    Reserve unit,not NG.
    I'll keep looking.
    Let me know the answer if you get one at the show.
    A

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    John,
    Are there any markings on the O2 mask?

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    I am asking because of the connector plugging into the Nose bridge .

    There is normally a Microphone Preamp assembly located there that connects to the mic on the inside of the mask.



    Here is a photo of the preamp installed.
    Courtesy of USMF.
    Jet Pilot Helmet Help Please

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Ummm Looks to me like a USN HGU-49 helmet built on the PRK-37 helmet shell with a PRU-36 dual visor assembly. with a MBU-14 flight mask. late 70's through at least the 90's.

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