Originally it had a web suspension system and has been upgraded to padded suspension. The GI helmet pads by Team Wendy are still issued, making the helmets almost unwearable so troops take them off or loosen the chin straps trying to get relief…ruining their protection.
Modular Integrated Communications Helmet (MICH) is a special operations lightweight ballistic helmet that incorporates excellent ballistic and non-ballistic protection with the ability to interface with most tactical headsets and mikes used by SOF.
Standard with a pad suspension and four-point chinstrap. The GI helmet pads by Team Wendy are still issued, making the helmets almost unwearable so troops take them off or loosen the chin straps trying to get relief…ruining their protection.
Personal Armor System for Ground Troops (PASGT) helmet (also called the K-Pot) is made of and has been in use since 1983.
In modified form it became the Helmet, steel, Mark I in Britain and the M1917 Helmet in the U. Colloquially, it was called the shrapnel helmet, Tommy helmet, tin hat, and in the United States the doughboy helmet. See examples here There are four major helmet types in use in the US Military today. We’re hearing from the field that the ECH, outfitted with the old Team Wendy helmet pads, cause the same problems seen with the ACH and GI helmet pads. Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH) is a United States Marine Corps program to replace the combat helmets of the U. Army, Navy, and Marines using thermoplastics instead of the ballistic fibers used on the current generation combat helmets.The US version, the M1917, was copied from the British Mk 1 steel helmet of 1916.The German Army called it the Salatschüssel (salad bowl).