I have wondered why the new helmets don't have a sun visor anymore like the original HGU series? Don't pilots need a sun visor when flying? They used to have just dark for the most part and helicopter pilots often had dual dark and clear for wind protection with the open side doors, etc.
The modern helmets do have a sun visor, but it is separate from the helmet, and clips on to the side. You can see the clear visor and the visor strap in the above pics. If it breaks or gets scratched its an easy replacement, but with the old helmet you have to take apart the top. You have a choice of clear or smoked. Unsure if amber is another choice.
Let me correct myself. When I said "modern", I meant semi-modern, as a "modern" helmet like one for an F-35 pilot have a built in computer and a internal projector to name a few features. I guess you can call them smart helmets. The one in the photos is just designed to protect your head.
I still believe the Navy/Marine Corps require white reflective tape to cover at least 90% of the helmet shell- the remaining 10% can be used for squadron markings, also made from reflective tape. The requirement is to aid in rescue of a crewmember from the sea...
...this may be the answer to the question in the movie trailer as to why he is still a Captain and not an Admiral. Will not comply to safety regulations.
Exactly. Cruise demands top dollar for his face so you better cash in on it in filming when you can.
Normally fighter pilots wear their smoke visors during the daytime since they don’t know what kind of conditions they will be in. In a fighter jet, you can go from cloud to sun in a heartbeat and you wouldn’t want your vision impaired. Plus they usually wear their O2 masks from when they buckle in to when they land. But nobody would recognize the actors if their first scenes they would have their smoked visors down and their masks on.
In filming, the enemy would have their faces obscured as to create the illusion of them being heartless.
Yep...The helmet appears to be a Gentex HGU-55/P with a Gentex MBU-20 oxygen mask. It does look like the visor stops at the top have been removed. The build may be easy enough, since surplus gear is fairly easy to get a hold of. I'll be thinking about possibly doing it...