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Old 07-26-2008, 09:21 PM
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Where to buy Orlite helmet ?




I hear some of soldiers wear US PASGT helmets, and the IDF new generation looks similar to PASGT - it's called KASDA.
http://www.israelmilitary.com/helmet...onqcsqau1nlfr0

Do anyone have more info about this, maybe with pictures?

About the covers, there is 2 different to purchase, is there a difference when soldiers use it? Different terrain?
http://www.israelmilitary.com/camouf...onqcsqau1nlfr0
http://www.israelmilitary.com/camouf...onqcsqau1nlfr0


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Old 07-27-2008, 02:44 AM
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Kasda is the hebrew word for helmet.

The camo is either fitted over tightly or placed very loosely with a large amount of extra material to help you blend intothe terrain.

Sometimes on Ebay you can find these older type helmets. You should also be able to find the cover, called a mitsnefet.
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I already have mitsnefet. I'm asking about this other camo covers that shapes around helmet.
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I looked closer at the pictures and now understand the difference between the two.

We use two types of helmets with two different shapes. The two covers are for the two shapes.

One is the typical bowl shaped helmet, ike you see pictured. The other is the type that looks like it was designed to have headphones under the helmet.

Whichever one they use, most use a black elastic band on the helmet, around 70 mm to hold it in place. Could be simply cost.
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Hey,
I've noticed that reserve units are using the PASGT.
And often see that training and reserve troops are wearing US woodland camo.

In regards to the helmet covers,
The first link pattern is more similar to what is currently being used, and for airsoft/simulation probably your best bet.
Unless you prefer the green/black bands as in the photo you posted.

Genuine helmet cover will usually have a label with official marking and issue date on it. Can be sold up to $85US

The second helmet cover link you posted looks like British pattern, not sure that is what you are looking for.

And as you said, with different terrain.
It does appear common that the mitznefet is usually always worn in open terrain. And not so much in urban environment, although it is simply camouflage. Optional, and still very useful anywhere.

Most genuine mitznefet are greatly over-sized. The tourist shop ones do not compare and are about half the size. Almost like a shower cap, once you actually stretch it around the helmet, it appears more like a cover than a mitznefet.
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Hey,
I've noticed that reserve units are using the PASGT.
And often see that training and reserve troops are wearing US woodland camo.

In regards to the helmet covers,
The first link pattern is more similar to what is currently being used, and for airsoft/simulation probably your best bet.
Unless you prefer the green/black bands as in the photo you posted.
About uniforms, you can see US woodland, US 6 colour chip desert and finally US 3 colour desert. Sometimes they look like US National Guard

About that bands. I wonder why are they black? Black is ungrateful colour, and it's well known as more visible then brown or green.

Thanks for help mate

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