Figure 2-31.--Suspension band.
Figure 2-30.--Kevlar helmet.
HELMET SHELL.-- The helmet shell (fig. 2-30)
To assemble the kit for eating, separate the two trays
comes with suspension band and chin strap installed It
by raising the handle of the bottom (meat) tray. Next,
is worn for protection against fragmentation from
slide the D ring of the top tray over the handle of the
bottom tray, pushing the two together.
artillery fire, grenades, and ricocheting bullets. The
helmet may be worn over the watch cap or over/under
To clean your mess gear, slip the knife, fork and
the poncho hood. Although the helmet is a sturdy item
spoon over the handle and dip them all in hot soap or
and can withstand rough treatment, the following safety
synthetic detergent solution, holding them by the
handle. Use a brush to wash off food and grease; then
procedures should be observed:
rinse them thoroughly in clean boiling water. Air-dry the
Do not use the helmet to heat water for cooking
gear by swinging it back and forth until it is completely
or for hygienic purposes.
dry. Never wipe your mess gear with a wet cloth.
Do not use the helmet as a shovel, hammer, or
any other kind of tool.
Do not place heavy objects on or sit on the
Protective equipment includes items designed
primarily to protect you from injury, either from the
enemy or from nature, and consists of the following:
SUSPENSION BAND.-- The suspension band (fig.
2-31) consists of the following:
Two looped and one front and rear crown straps
A fixed web strap to which the ends of the crown
Hat and mosquito net
straps are attached
Crown drawstring and adjustable tab with hook
and pile closure
The helmet has four simple parts as follows:
HEADBAND.-- The headband (fig. 2-32) is a
padded, leather-lined web strap. Fitted around it are six
metal clips and at its rear a buckle for adjusting the band