GENTEX DH-189 CVC helmet

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    GENTEX DH-189 CVC helmet

    Post by mk1rceme on Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:01 pm

    Just got this one in from a CGN member. As I understand it, these were used in the 80's but not quite sure.







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    yes thet were

    Post by old soljar on Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:27 am

    Hi, I served in the Militia from 1984to1995. I use to see these helmets all the time they wore worn by crews maning the Grizzlys APC, and Cougars AFV. Hope this helps Thomas

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    Re: GENTEX DH-189 CVC helmet

    Post by Infanteer on Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:51 pm

    We still used them with the Grizzly's when I was in Bosnia in 1997 and possibly in 2000 but I would need to confirm this last date. There are two types of shells, the split shell with two pieces like you have and a one piece shell. I have a spare one piece shell laying around if you are interested. They are ballistic and made of kevlar.


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    Re: GENTEX DH-189 CVC helmet

    Post by servicepub on Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:40 pm

    See this article at MilArt - http://wp.me/p3QxcD-6M
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    Re: GENTEX DH-189 CVC helmet

    Post by southsaskscotty on Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:38 pm

    Anyone know where I might be able to track down the comms for one of these lids?

    Thx!
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    Re: GENTEX DH-189 CVC helmet

    Post by recceboy on Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:41 pm

    Most of these helmets went to surplus (after the TCCCS comms system was brought in), with the comms kit taken out. The helmet was on issue from the late 70's till 2001 in the regular force, still in use upto mid 2003 in the reserve force. The version that you have there was most likely seen service with a Regular Force unit with the 2 part helmet plate. The single helmet covers are actually US stock brought into service for ballistic properties and were issued to Reserve Force units.

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    Re: GENTEX DH-189 CVC helmet

    Post by airborne666 on Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:04 pm

    My friend find this helmet what do you think ? sorry for the pictures
















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    Re: GENTEX DH-189 CVC helmet

    Post by recceboy on Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:14 pm

    Missing a few parts, but nice to see another in a collection.

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    Re: GENTEX DH-189 CVC helmet

    Post by airborne666 on Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:54 pm

    Do you now where I can find the piece ?

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    Post by mk1rceme on Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:13 am

    southsaskscotty wrote:Anyone know where I might be able to track down the comms for one of these lids?

    Thx!
    Scott

    I have two cvc's with the comms inbound right now...can probably set you up with one to complete yours.


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    Re: GENTEX DH-189 CVC helmet

    Post by southsaskscotty on Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:41 am

    Dale,
    That would be awesome...thanks! Pm me with details any time.

    Thanks again!
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    Re: GENTEX DH-189 CVC helmet

    Post by recceboy on Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:39 pm

    airborne666 wrote:Do you now where I can find the piece ?

    I have tracked down the mike for your Helmet shoot me a message.

    Cheers

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    Re: GENTEX DH-189 CVC helmet

    Post by mk1rceme on Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:17 am

    southsaskscotty wrote:Dale,
    That would be awesome...thanks!  Pm me with details any time.

    Thanks again!
    Scott

    Just bought them on the 26th and they are coming up from the US...may be a week or two...or three.


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