Three Popular Helmet Covers Used By The U.S. Armed Forces

The French soldiers were the first to use helmet covers during the First World War. Interestingly, the French were also among the last armies to hold on to their bright colored uniforms consisting of blue jackets and red trousers. While the British changed their army uniforms from red to khaki and the Germans from Prussian blue to field gray, the French insisted on their colorful battle attire. Then, the First Battle of Marne in 1914 came, when they had to march through fields of yellow corn wearing their peacock uniforms. You can guess what happened next and by the following year, they changed their battle attire to something more subdued. Today, combat uniforms and helmet covers are made to blend with the environment; the more inconspicuous, the better. Multicam helmet cover, like the ACU uniform provides maximum concealment in a hostile territory.

Usually made of canvas or cotton, helmet covers come in various camouflage patterns suitable for the environment in which it is to be used. Often matched with the combat uniform, camouflage patterns may be woodland, urban or desert specific. Generally, a flat colored fabric is used to avoid catching the attention of the enemy. Attached to the helmet in varied ways, a helmet cover makes use of a rubber lip which can be peeled or pulled off. It can also make use of drawstrings to attach it to the helmet or by using the helmet suspension system. Today, the armies of most countries use helmet covers that match the camouflage design of their combat uniforms.

Particular attention is given to helmet covers because an uncovered helmet can give your position away very easily. Sunlight glinting against the metal with which it is made of is sure to catch attention. Among the helmet covers used by the U.S. Armed Forces, the ACH helmet cover is popular. Online military outlets like the Military Uniform Supply.com carries the most popular helmet covers in the market. The ACH helmet cover at MUS.com is specifically made for the MICH helmet. Made to match the current ACU, the ACH is made of 55% cotton and 45% polyester using a digital camo pattern. It has a front flap with hook and loop closure and is attached with hook and loop straps.

Another popular choice among U.S. servicemen is the MICH Multicam helmet cover. Made according to U.S. Military specifications, it has four hook and loop fasteners with sewn in buttonholes to enhance camouflage. It is made of 50% nylon and 50% cotton ripstop Multicam fabric and is available in sizes ranging from small to extra large.

The MICH ACU helmet cover at MUS comes in Foliage Green and is made, like the MICH Multicam Helmet Cover, according to military specifications. It also has four loop and hook fasteners with sewn in buttonholes. It is made with the same kind of fabric but in a different color and also comes in sizes small, medium, large and extra large.

All these popular helmet covers provide convenience for changing it if necessary as well as to attachment. Because it follows U.S. military specifications, it provides maximum safety and ease of use. Staying safe in combat is among the priorities of the military though it does not occupy the highest spot. Helmet covers though are likewise essential in the success of a mission.

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