U.S. Army PASGT Helmet of the 101st Airborne 2nd BCT
This is a United States Army 101st Airborne parachutist PASGT helmet from the Post-Cold War era (1947-1991). The helmet features a U.S. Army master sergeant rank patch on the front. On either side of the helmet is a heart patch, used by the 101st Airborne to identify subunits. This particular patch corresponds to the 502nd Infantry Regiment of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team. The helmet shell is covered in a three-color daytime desert camouflage cover with buttonholes for foliage, which likely dates to the 1990s.
What sets the parachutist PASGT helmet apart from the regular ground troops version is the added interior accessories. The parachutist PASGT came with two additional pieces: a trapezoidal helmet pad that attached at the back of the helmet in between the suspension webbing and a retention strap located at the back that created a three-point chinstrap system. The retention strap further stabilized the helmet on the wearer's head as it looped around the main chinstrap. When not in use, the strap could be worn up on the back of the helmet.
|United States||Post-Cold War|
|Infantry Helmet||1978 — 1996|
|Gentex Corporation (General Textile Mills, Inc.)|